Abercwmboi RFC | 1st Team 24 - 21 Caerphilly RFC | 1st Team
Shaun Davies
Conversion 2
Penalty 1
Try 1
Dylan Fidler
Try 1
Cyle Powell
2 Penalty
Jorge Lucey
1 Try
Sam Haley
1 Try
Shannon Power
1 Try

Match Report
06 October 2019 / Team News

Abercwmboi win at the death.

The Village First Team continued their league programme with a home match against Caerphilly, another club who we have never played in the league at senior level. It was never the pettiest of spectacles, but Abercwmboi were very relieved to snatch the win right at the end.

The match had started off in very promising fashion, with centre Shaun Davies finishing a good move to score near the posts and slot the conversion over to give the home team a 7 – 0 lead after only five minutes. This was followed shortly after with a well struck penalty to increase the lead to 10 – 0. At this point it seemed that the visitors were about to fold and give Abercwmboi an easy victory. However, the match became very scrappy and Caerphilly worked themselves back into it, scoring three tries in 15 minutes to bring the score to 15 – 10 in their favour, and it was lucky for the home side that the visitors’ kicker was having an off day , or the lead would have been greater.

The second half was again scrappy, with both sides making lots of errors but, after a while, Abercwmboi managed to establish some territorial advantage. After a series of penalties and collapsed scrums near the visitors’ goal line, the referee awarded them a penalty try which saw them retake the lead. Caerphilly, however, once again took the initiative from this point and their attacking play earned them two penalties, for which their kicker found his kicking boots, giving them a four-point lead going into the last five minutes. From the restart Abercwmboi showed great spirit and took the game to Caerphilly, not letting them out of their own 22. Some good strong carrying from the forwards leading to an opening for strong running centre Dylan Fidler to score the winning try which was converted by Shaun Davies to give the Village a 24 – 21 win at the death.

 The Youth hosted Porth in a friendly match after Treorchy pulled out of their league match. In what was a very entertaining match they finally drew 38 – 38. This young team are developing with each match and they were very disappointed not to come away with the win, as Porth scored with the last move of the match.

Next week sees the First Team travel to League One side Bedlinog for a WRU plate match, whilst the Youth travel to Porth, this time in the League.


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