28 February 2019 / Club News

Mini and Junior Rugby Weekly Round Up 24.02.19


These are good days at Bridgend Sports RFC, a new base and positive partnership with Bridgend Town Cricket Club, the First team face Pontyclun in the Quarter Final of the WRU Bowl on Saturday, the club has also been chosen to host the Ogwr Hawks Girls rugby cluster again this season and the mini and junior section continues to grow and thrive. 

Sunday saw most of the Mini and Junior sides take to the fields, even though the parents may have been a little groggy from celebrating the outstanding Wale’s performance on Saturday. On with the action:

The Under Sevens travelled to Taibach and enjoyed taking part in a great game of rugby.  The side started well and scored some excellent individual tries from Cian Elward, Isaac Dando, Jesse Jones and four tries from Dion Williams.Taibach fought back well with some well worked tries. It was a very close game with many turnovers. Sport’s Isaac Davies managed to get an incredible 18 tags.  The Sports outscored Taibach 9 - 5. The coaches were really pleased to see the players learning from their hard work in training. The man of the match went to Cian Elward for two brilliant tries and great defence work to help the team

Under Eights.

 Consistency and patience paid off for the Under Eights as the youngsters played well. All players passing skills were top drawer. The Coaches’ early morning warm up prior to kick off paid dividends as the boys listened to instructions and improved greatly to produce the best display of free running rugby yet.  Matthew Griffiths was top try scorer, with three tries, his all-round game was excellent as well. Archie Hall was top tagger with 7 tags. Sports try scorers were Leo D’Adamo 1. Archie Hall 1. Matthew Griffiths 3. Gethin Roberts 1. Ollie Balmer 1. Alex Bright 2 Overall Score Bridgend Sports 4 – Tondu 4 Bridgend Sports 5 – Briton Ferry 5 Thanks

Under Nines

Unfortunately, the Under Nines lost out this week as their fixture was cancelled.

The Under Tens got off to a slow start in their game against Valley Ravens, but perseverance paid off as they supported each other well. The side began to ruck well to provide some continuity with ball in hand. The offloading was greatly improved with the ball going through the hands which lead to some excellent team tries. The defence was solid too. Congratulations are extended to Cooper Thomas on scoring his first try. This week’s Team Player Award was awarded to Lennon Griffiths for his offloading to team mates and his tackling.

Final score:  Bridgend Sports 12 Valley Ravens 4

Tries: Noah Roberts 4, Osian Stephens, Stan McAllister, Jayden Walters, Cooper Thomas, Lennon Griffiths 3 and Harry Mallinson.

Under Elevens

After their success in recent weeks, the Under Elevens could not match a very good Pencoed team as they were outscored 15 – 50. Pencoed were well drilled and it showed in the first twenty minutes as the Sports were not a match as Pencoed raced into a 0 -35 lead.


The Sports awoke at half time to mount a fight back.  Finley Goodwin scored two tries and Gabriel Burroughs scored one, but it was not enough to match their superior opponents this week.


Charlie Paget was the Sports star player as he gave everything.

The Under Twelves put in an improved performance this week, as they defeated Cwmavon 42 points to 10.  Communication on the field was much better, the forwards carried well and provided quick clean ball for the scrum half. The Sports scored five tries in the first half and converted one. Both sides opted to abandon conversions after the third try.

With a healthy lead at half time, the Sports switched off slightly but were still solid in defence to keep control of the game.

Under Thirteens continue to improve and grow each week, Risca were their opponents on Sunday, a side who had beaten them in the away fixture last year. It was a reverse of the result this week as the Thirteens produced a result to demonstrate how they have improved.  With no less than six players away, injured or ill, they took on a physical, full strength Risca side and outscored them five tries to three to win the game 33 – 19.  Sports try scorers were Callum Lewis, Connor Jones and Megan Lewis. Callum Jones and Jack Morgan added the conversions.


The Under Fifteens

The Under Fifteens hosted Beddau and in the true spirit of the game shared players with their opponents who were depleted in numbers this week. The Sports enjoyed a blistering start as they raced into a 19-0 lead. Although they enjoyed the start, the side did not play enough as a team and were not disciplined enough which resulted in penalties being awarded in Beddau’s favour

The half ended 24-19 as the visitors scored three tries. The second half saw more tries for both sides and, when needed, the Sports raised their game, but it was a performance that felt very stop/start. There was, however, enough in the performance to know that the team are heading in the right direction as they move into the last few months of the season.

Man of the Match was awarded to Rhys Vaughan

Archie Faulkner-Lerway, David Heard, Morgan Rees and Jack Davies all put in one hundred percent efforts as they rotated appearances for the green shirts of Beddau.

Sports try scorers were Sam Goodwin (2), Morgan Rees, Rhys Vaughan (4) and Mac Francis. Conversions from Sam Goodwin (3) and Owain Peters.

The final score was Bridgend Sports Under Fifteens 48 Beddau Under Fifteens 31.

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