03 December 2017 / Club News

Mini and Junior Weekly Round Up 03.12.17

It was a mix of festivals, touring sides and derbies for all the Bridgend Sports Mini and Junior sides this week. With the weather turning, the dedication of players, parents and coaches is tested but as evidenced by the number of games and players taking the field each week, the challenge of the weather is more than matched.

Under Sevens

The Under Sevens welcomed Llanharan to Newbridge Fields for a frenetic high energy match that saw the sides share twenty-nine tries between them.  Bridgend Sports just pipping Llanharan 15 – 14. Mikey Heanue scored his first try for the Sports; Ollie Balmer (4), Aled Rees (3), Oscar Gee (2), Leo D’adamo (2) Matthew Griffiths, Bailey Williamson and  and Gethin Roberts also added further tries.  Cealan Cawley made a fine debut appearance.     

  Under Eights

The Under Eights hosted Llanharan playing four tough periods of rugby. Both clubs were able to field two teams. Llanharan emerged with a superior try count from all four games but were pushed extremely hard by the Sports. The four periods finished

Sports 2 Llanharan 5; Sports 3 Llanharan 4; Sports 5 Llanharan 10; Sports 6 Llanharan 7

The following Sports players scored the tries Evelyn Murray, Rhys Evans, Kayden Jones, Max hearing, Gethin Jones and AJ Cawly was the Sports star player of the week

Under Nines

The Under Nines were also home to Llanharan in another tough, hard fought encounter. The Sports players played superb with an attitude to match. Llanharan were a good compact unit and took an early lead that they never lost.  The Sports never say die attitude ensured they never gave up. They scored six tries but could not match the ten scored by Llanharan. Sports try scorers were: Noah Roberts (2), Leo Giraud (2), Gethin Evans and Jayden Walters.  Sports star performer was Zac Curtis.

Under Tens

The Under Tens played Tondu at home but failed to find the consistency and high standard reached last week. They failed to achieve any continuity in their game. They lost the first half 0-28 but they fought back well in the second half to score two converted tries to make the final score 14-28. Jacob Macleod was awarded player of the week for his contribution to the rucking and tackling.

Under Elevens

The Under Elevens attended a Welsh Rugby Union festival at Bae Baglan. It was a good opportunity for the side to play teams from wider afield and to provide opportunities for players to play in different positions to aid development. It proved to be a great experience as they played five short games and emerged with one loss out of the five games played.

Under Thirteens

The Thirteens hosted a touring side from London, St James' School visited the Bandstand Field. The Sports got off to a good start as Sam Barraclough scored the first of his three tries to put the Sports on the front foot. In what proved to be a competitive encounter St. James forwards created problems for the Sports in the ruck area and soon registered two tries with one conversion.  The Sports fought back however with further tries from Flynn Bull, Luke Llewellyn, Sam Barraclough and Tristan Davies.  Sean Petty was on form with the boot with four conversions and a lovely chip across field for the Luke Llewellyn try.  The Sports backed this up with some great defensive play to round off a fine 38 – 12 win.

Under Fourteens

If defence was key to the Under Thirteens win, it was the attacking game, running rugby and great teamwork that was the feature of the Under Fourteens success against Cefn Coed.  They gained an advantage by half time and although Cefn Coed fought back with a try early in the second half. The Sports soon regrouped to score an additional three tries to outscore Cefn 27 points to 14. Sports points scorers were Rhys Vaughan, Mac Francis, Joe Ezard (2) and Rhys Mitchell with one conversion scored from the boot of Owain Peters.

Under Sixteens

The Under Sixteens had a packed week end, with a Friday night Tens fixture under lights on the superb 4g facility at Coety Primary school followed by a Sunday morning home fixture against Porth. Pencoed were victorious in a high tempo Friday night fixture. It was played in great spirit which ended Pencoed eight tries the Sports five. The Sports were a few players missing on Sunday, Porth took the Sunday fixture 5 -39  with Ethan Bevan scoring the single Sports try.


There doesn't appear to be any tagged photos.

Upload and Tag Photos

You must be signed in to add comments