By Alan John
On a cold and gloomy day our supporters were warmed & cheered within the first few minutes when Evan gave a clever chip ahead and beat everybody to touch down. Unfortunately our poor tackling allowed them two relatively easy tries but we struck back when good running by Callum and usual finishing by Josh saw us score. AGAIN poor tackling saw them score twice but we responded with constant pressure and Tom (S) making them pay for a mistake.
Half – time we were down 19 – 15
The second half began with us being penalised and committing the cardinal error of walking away and turning our backs to the ball! They took a quick tap-penalty and scored. This was followed with our chasing the game and trying to run the ball out of defence — one error — and they pounced to score.
BUT as I have said many times this team does NOT GIVE IN and we scored the BEST try of the game. Callum took the ball in defence and started his trademark weaving run. He sent a rather loose pass but Sam (somehow) collected the ball and after running a short distance passed to Josh who, as usual, charged through two men to score.
Final Score :- Tonyrefail u16 33-22 Llandaff North u16
Scorers :- Tries /Josh (2) / Evan / Tom (S) / Conv Nathan
Highlights :- The fact that we had the bare 15 players but every single one of them stood their ground and it was only near the end of the match when our Pack began to weaken. WELL PLAYED LADS !!! On another day you will play worse than this and win!
KEEP ON ROCKING!