17 September 2017 / Club News

Mini and Junior Round Up 17/09/17

Sports Mini and Junior Team fixtures this week saw the club take on sides to the North, South, East and West of Bridgend.

 Friday night saw the Under Sixteens travel away to the seaside for a game against Porthcawl, Sports youngsters put in an outstanding performance to come away with a 7 – 27 win.  The remainder of the sides played on their routine Sunday morning slots with the Under Fifteens hosting the opponents they faced from the short trip down the M4 to Llandaff North last week. Lllandaff North continued where they left off, the previous week, as they raced into a 15-0 lead up-to half time. The Sports youngsters fought back early in the second half as they scored two tries and converted one to bring the score to 15-12. Their opponents were not to be outdone as they scored two further tries, converting one to take the game 12-27.

The Under Fourteens faced Pontyclun at home, securing a well-deserved win.  The game started off at a fast pace with the Sports dominating the game with their pick and drive, which led to the first try.  Sports also showed that they could spread the ball wide and score tries. Pontyclun fought their way back into the game scoring either side of half time to take the lead 10-12. Sports dug deep and fought their way back with two further converted tries. This was a well-disciplined performance by the under 14s where their pre-season fitness work really paid dividends.  Sports under 14s 24 Pontyclun 12.

In the Mini Rugby Section, the Under Sevens travelled to Aberavon Quins for a round robin with Llangennech. They edged Llangennech 7-8  in the first game. Ollie Balmer scored the first try of the match for the Sports to lead, Llangennech quickly followed suit but with Archie Hall scoring the second try, the Sports were off to a flying start. By end of first half Aled Rees had scored his first try for the Sports only for Llangennech to draw level again.   The Sports scored further tries in the second half through Gethin Roberts, Aled Rees (2), Archie Hall and Ollie Balmer. It was a real end to end game as Llangennech fought back to bring the scores within a point. Their second match against Aberavon Quins also proved to be a very fast paced game, but the sports kept up the pace with some great passing and tagging.  It finished 7-6 to Aberavon Quins.

The Under Eights travelled to Taibach for a round robin set of games against Taibach and Dulais Valley. The whole squad of sixteen worked well with tries scored by  Zach Hughes, Gethin Jones(2),Ellis Morgan, Dan Perriman(2), Rhys Evans, Louis Payne(2), Max Hearing and Kayden Jones. With Cai Rees stepping up with an excellent improvement on tagging earning him Star of the week. 

The Under Nines followed the Under Sevens at Aberavon Quins for a great morning of rugby, their first game against Llangennech produced some great off loading and defensive work with both sides enjoying the game  The Sports youngsters put in some great tackles as they outscored their opponents by six tries to four. In their game against Aberavon Quins, the Sports Under Nines, also outscored their opponents. The Sports try scores were Gethin Evans, Oskar Amerein, Ioan Powell, Jayden Walters, Osian Stephens, Leo Giroud, Billy carpenter-Davies, Lennon Griffiths and Paul Cain. Their star performer was Gethin Evans for some superb wrecking ball tries.

The Under Tens, with Nineteen players also made the short trip away to Aberavon Quins for a great game of rugby. The Sports outscored their opponents 59 - 42 overall, with a great effort put in by the whole squad to score some exciting tries. They followed this up with great tackling and rucking.

The Under Elevens travelled in the opposite direction to Whitchurch where they dominated affairs to take the spoils. Whitchurch were great hosts and the Sports youngsters showed them great respect.

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