01 October 2017 / Club News

Mini and Junior Round Up 1st October

A few fixtures fell victim to the autumnal weather this week, as the heavy rain on Saturday forced the cancellation of away games for the Under Twelves, Thirteens and Fourteens. The Mini section’s games, at home, all survived to ensure a full programme of home games.  The Under Eights, Nines and Tens all hosted Rhondda side, Cambrian Welfare

The Under Sevens took to the field first, just as the drizzle started. The weather may have been damp but the youngsters refused to let it affect their rugby as they scored a mix of individual and team tries. All squad players took part in the game, to the delight of the enthusiastic parents. The Sports managed to outscore their opponents by one try in each period. Both periods ending Six points to five in favour of the home team. 

The Under Eights, in the true spirit of the game, shared players with their opponents, with Sports players Dan Perriman and AJ Cawley scoring a try each for the opposite team in the first game. The weather had a major influence on play and the players took the whole of the first game to adapt. The second game saw a big improvement. Tries from Rafferty Williams, Evelyn Murray, Dan Flower, Dan Perriman, Rhys Evans, and Kayden Jones could not prevent a Cambrian victory but most important, it was rugby that was the winner on the day. Kayden Jones was the Sports star player of the week. Bridgend Sports 9 Cambrian 16.

Cambrian Under Nines opted to play seven a side rugby as illness robbed their team of a few players. Both sides showed some good handling skills, considering the poor conditions with good running, offloading and tackling also on display. The Sports started slowly in the first game conceding an early try but fought back to a 25-10 win with tries from Noah Roberts (3), Billy Carpenter-Davies & Leo Giraud. They also emerged from the second game with a 20-10 win with tries from Gethin Evans, Jayden Walters (2) & Noah Roberts. The whole squad played well but the team star player of the day was scrum hall Oliver Alexandre whose passing form the floor was first class and he backed this up with some brave tackling.

The Sports Under Tens played three, ten-minute periods, again opting to share players with their opponents. They also made a lethargic start before springing to life in the third period. The Sports scored some good tries with much improved rucking and tackling in the third period. Despite the slow start the Sports outscored their opponents in each period. Scores were as follows: First period, Bridgend Sports 14 Cambrian 7; Second period Bridgend Sports 7 Cambrian 5 and the final period ended Bridgend Sports 30 - Cambrian 0.  Sports players Ryan, Dylan, Theo and Cameron deserve special mention for volunteering to play for Cambrian in the true spirit of rugby. Joe Wright put in a man of the match performance.

The Under Elevens played Nantyffyllon, once again putting in a great effort in difficult conditions, to outscore their opponents by 50 points to 7.

Finally, the Under Sixteens crowned off the morning with a great 17 - 7 victory over Waunarlwydd in the Ospreys Cup which was rounded off with some great news with prop Garyn Edwards selected for the Boys Clubs of Wales rugby squad. Coach Lee Roderick is delighted with the efforts of all players as they head into the next round of the Ospreys Cup. 

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