Fantastic game today, nip and tuck all the way, we pushed a well organised and talented Blackwood side to the limit. We played three 10 minute sessions in total.
The first session saw a try a piece with the opener coming from Blackwood after some snappy passing, this caught us off guard and we soon realised we were in for a hard match. We leveled the score with a great try which resulted from some superb scavenging work by Sean O'Gorman who swooped on a loose ball like SAM Warburton and quickly offloaded to Noah Evans who as usual was in the right place at the right time and powered over the line. There followed a constant battle which saw both sides exhausting their possession as a result of some pretty awesome tagging all round.
The second session saw Blackwood score four tries to our three. Huw Anderson crossed for two, which is no reflection of his work rate as he didn't stop running the entire time. It is testament to Blackwood's defence that they managed to keep his try count that low. Gruffudd Williams also scored with a nice looping run into the corner.
The third session was a stalemate with both sides scoring one try each. Noah Evans tracked all the way into the corner for a sublime solo effort.
Final Score Blackwood 6 - 5 Caerphilly
It was a very exciting game to watch and i think the only thing that tipped the balance in favour of Blackwood was their fitness levels.
It was great to see the boys experimenting with their passing and the number of spillages are definitely decreasing. There is a definite feeling of flair about this side and they can look forward to the forthcoming tournaments at Tonyrefail next weekend and Usk the weekend after.
There are a few basics we can easily improve on, however it is extremely important that what is delivered by the coaches is given the chance to sink in. That means listening and paying attention during training.
Keep up the hard work and enthusiasm, everyone played out of their skins and we can look forward to playing Blackwood again next season.
Special mention to Rhys Jones who is man of the match for his professionalism and attitude. He was a real team player today and man of the match.