03 October 2018 / Club News

Porthcawl RFC Youth 64 Cardigan Youth 12

Porthcawl Youth v Cardigan WRU Bowl (Round 1)
Saturday 29th September 2018

On a Sunny Autumn Day Porthcawl Youth hosted Cardigan Youth in the first round of the WRU Youth National Bowl at South Road.

The conditions and ground were perfect for running rugby and Porthcawl Youth eventually did not disappoint.

With a decent crowd at South Road to watch the match, the Young Porthcawl Youth team having come off a 3 game running  streak in the League having beaten Bridgend Sports, Nantymoel and Bridgend Athletic , the first half was scrappy affair, with the ball going ground far to often for the coaches dismay.

Within the first 10 minutes from a good clean line out the ball was feed to the Porthcawl outside half (Will Hapgood) a nice flat pass from the Hapgood this time went to hand and nice angle from Dan Williams playing at 13 caught the ball just outside the 22 and burst through to score under the posts, the conversion was good from Joe Richards.

Cardigan hit back a few minutes later with a good try of their own , the Cardigan number 8 making good ground and good passing through the forwards resulting in a try in the corner, the conversion not being successful.

Midway into the first half Porthcawl made some good ground into the Cardigan half the ball being passed between Forwards and backs resulting in the man of match "Jayden Jones" scoring for another 5 pointer, Joe Richards again successful with the conversion.

The Third try was made by a good Run by the Porthcawl 9 and Captain "Ben Roach",  a quick dummy from the ruck saw him go through from his own 22 in the Cardigan half quick offloading and Porthcawl were close to the try line, Cardigan were penalised for being off their feet, a quick tap penalty resulted in Ewan Power crashing over for Porthcawl 3rd try of the half, Joe Richards again successful with the conversion.

Halftime Score Porthcawl 21-5-Cardigan

Porthcawl after a talking to from the coaches,  came out firing from all cylinders for the second half.

Immediately from the restart, Jamie "Lenny" Francis caught the ball and sprinted 3/4 of the pitch through a few tackles and scored under the posts. Joe Richards again successful with the conversion.

Porthcawl were now hungry to play some rugby and further tries from Ewan Power, Jayden Jones, Will James, Ben Roach, Morgan Roberts and the final try from Teilo Bowen the game was won, Joe Richards converting most of the tries for a personal tally of 7 from 8 kicks.

Porthcawl Youth now turn to the league next week with a tough away fixture against Nantyffylon and then returning to South Road the following week for a home fixture against Bryncethin


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