St. Joseph Youth v Llandaff North Youth 16.04.2016

By Alan John

The first 15 mins. were closely contested until at a line-out close to our line where they won the ball and charged through our defence. A few minutes later, on our line out the wind affected the throw-in with their collecting the ball and having a relatively easy run in to score.

Just before half time they had a 5 metre line out and scored again.

Half time and down 17 – 0

The coach told the players, in no uncertain terms, what they were doing wrong, and after winning good ball we saw the Backs combine with good passing and a brilliant 40 metre run by Callum (J) to score ! ( Welcome back Callum after a long injury period !! )

Unfortunately this was followed by another line-out and charge for them to score.

We then saw what this team is capable of with some excellent moves by Pack and Backs, culminating in a clever kick over the top by Jay (B) resulting in a Maul on their line with Andrew diving over to score, followed by a good conversion by Mikey.

At 22 – 12 down we kept hammering away but their defence held firm and virtually the last move of the match was a penalty kick.

Hard luck lads, the final score did not do justice to your efforts.!! But it must be said that they were the better team
on the day. ( Must have been the 3 or 4 ex-North players !!! )

Final score St Joseph 25-12 Llandaff North
Scorers :- Tries Callum / Andrew / Conv. Mikey


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