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2nd XV - Match centre

SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
T Gigg, J Jackson, S Hawkes
Full time
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R Lewis (2)
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R Lewis (2)
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Wed 3 May 18:45 - Cup

DUNVANT LIFT THE CUP IN A TIGHT BATTLE WITH BONYMAEN

Dunvant 2nds beat Bonymaen in a tightly contested Swansea and District ‘Vaughan Sound’ Cup Final winning 25-19

Dunvant 2nds travelled to Waunarlwydd (Neutral Ground) where they played their Vaughan Sound Cup Final against Bonymaen. It was 50/50 after both sides won at home during their league fixtures this season, Bonymaen having a more confident semi-final with an emphatic 57-3 win over Pontarddulais, with a powerful forward display at Broadarce, however Dunvant’s path was tougher with a tight 27-20 win over a very strong Skewen team at Morriston. The evening of the final was fitting of the encounter with hardly any wind and the evening sun still giving some warmth to supporters and players.

Bonymaen kicked off and Dunvant spilt the ball after two players went up for it at the same time. This gave Bonymaen the first and eagerly awaited scrummage, Dunvant held strong but Bonymaen had possession and from this they built multiple phases through some strong runs from both backs and forwards. This early pressure pushed Dunvant back towards their line and after stopping a driving lineout Second Row Nathan Vaughan was deemed not to have driven through the maul and was yellow carded, but the Dunvant 14 man defence stepped up to the challenge and fought back the onslaught. This defence stamped Dunvant’s mark on the match and this effort continued until the final whistle. It was Dunvant who then grew into the match with some good interplay and fast ruck ball, which eventually provide space in the midfield for centre and Captain Michael Arnold to ship the ball to wing Tom Gigg who squeezed over in the far corner for the first try and a loud roar from the Dunvant support. Dunvant grew stronger and started to get the upper hand in all aspects of the game, even the scrum. Although the referee deemed some of this scrum advantage was gained illegally and gave a string of penalties to Bonymaen. The penalty count kept Dunvant at bay and provide Bonymaen with 3 kicks at goal which were all superbly converted. Dunvant managed one of their own before the break which was converted by Dickie Lewis and the half time score was 8-9 to Bony.

Dunvant felt that their game plan was working and the decisions would soon swing in their favour and were determined to continue in the same vain after the kick off. This determination soon paid off with a number of phases in midfield that alternated back and forth in a ‘piston’ motion either side of the ruck that forced the play into the Bony 22. Then when a half break from prop Shauny Davies took Dunvant to the line, it was number 8 Jordan Jackson that powered over for Dunvant’s second try, this one was converted by Dickie Lewis and Dunvant were again in the lead at 15-9. Changes were made with injured Matt Richards coming off for Adam Williams and Callum Llewelyn coming on for Shauny Davies, who with fresh legs made an instant impact at the scrum. This kept Dunvant on the front foot and they continued to ask questions of Bonymaen. However it was Bonymaen who hit back next with yet another terrifically taken penalty conversion taking them within 3 points of Dunvant. Dunvant push on and looked the more likely to score, and as a grubber from Adam Williams bounced kindly, the ever dangerous Sam Hawkes pounced on it to run in Dunvant’s third try which was converted and pushed Dunvant into a 10 point lead with around 15 mins left. Dunvant changed things with Sam Ley coming on at 9 with Sam Gallagher moving to the wing as Tom Gigg left the field. Bonymaen had also made changes and these substitutions were starting to impress on the game, with some strong running starting to find cracks in the previously impermeable Dunvant defensive line. This gain line advantage gave the Bony team a lift and the crowd cheered them on to their first try which was converted and brought the game to within 3 points and a very intense and nervous finish. Dunvant made their final change with the spent Callum Bradshaw coming off for Jamie Fletcher. Dunvant realising the challenge and picked up their game and showed maturity to keep Bonymaen at bay, with decisions now with Dunvant an opportunity to kick at goal resulted in Dickie Lewis relieving the pressure, although the game still had a final twist with Sam Gallagher deemed not to be supporting his own weight during a jackal and was given a yellow card, to Dunvant’s relief there were only seconds left on the clock for the 14 men to close out the win with the final score finishing at 25-19.

This win closes the season for Dunvant and provides them some silverware to lift in the club presentation evening on the 12th May. Well done lads, a great win and season.

Key moments

10:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
15:00
Try Tom Gigg scores for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
30:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
33:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
35:00
Penalty Richard Lewis kicks a penalty for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
50:00
Try Jordan Jackson scores for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
51:00
Conversion Richard Lewis kicks a conversion for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
62:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
65:00
Try Sam Hawkes scores for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
66:00
Conversion Richard Lewis kicks a conversion for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
68:00
Try Try for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
69:00
Conversion Conversion for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
75:00
Penalty Richard Lewis kicks a penalty for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Sam Gallagher is awarded player of the match for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
77:00 Yellow Card
Sam Gallagher is yellow carded for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
76:00 Sub Off
Callum Bradshaw is substituted off for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
76:00 Sub On
Jamie Fletcher is substituted on for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
75:00 Penalty 25 - 19
Richard Lewis kicks a penalty for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
74:00 Missed Drop Goal
Adam Williams-Parry misses a drop goal for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
72:00 Missed Penalty
Richard Lewis misses a penalty for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
70:00 Sub Off
Tom Gigg is substituted off for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
70:00 Missed Penalty
Adam Williams-Parry misses a penalty for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
70:00 Sub On
Ben Ley is substituted on for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
69:00 Conversion 22 - 19
Conversion for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
68:00 Try 22 - 17
Try for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
66:00 Conversion 22 - 12
Richard Lewis kicks a conversion for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
65:00 Sub On
Callum Llewelyn is substituted on for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
65:00 Sub Off
Shaun Davies is substituted off for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
65:00 Try 20 - 12
Sam Hawkes scores for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
62:00 Penalty 15 - 12
Penalty kicked for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
51:00 Conversion 15 - 9
Richard Lewis kicks a conversion for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
50:00 Sub Off
Matt Richards is substituted off for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
50:00 Sub On
Adam Williams-Parry is substituted on for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
50:00 Try 13 - 9
Jordan Jackson scores for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
45:00 Missed Penalty
Richard Lewis misses a penalty for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
End of period 1
35:00 Penalty 8 - 9
Richard Lewis kicks a penalty for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
33:00 Penalty 5 - 9
Penalty kicked for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
30:00 Penalty 5 - 6
Penalty kicked for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
16:00 Missed Conversion
Richard Lewis misses a conversion for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
15:00 Try 5 - 3
Tom Gigg scores for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
11:00 Missed Penalty
Richard Lewis misses a penalty for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
10:00 Yellow Card
Nathan Vaughan is yellow carded for SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
10:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Penalty kicked for Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
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As it happened

  • SD Vaughan Sound Cup Final
  • Dunvant 2nd XV v Bonymaen 2nd XV at Waun RFC
  • 0
  • Nathan Vaughan Yellow Card 10:00'
  • Penalty 10:00'
  • Tom Gigg Try 15:00'
  • Penalty 30:00'
  • Penalty 33:00'
  • Richard Lewis Penalty 35:00'
  • Adam Williams-Parry Sub On 50:00'
  • Jordan Jackson Try 50:00'
  • Matt Richards Sub Off 50:00'
  • Richard Lewis Conversion 51:00'
  • Penalty 62:00'
  • Callum Llewelyn Sub On 65:00'
  • Sam Hawkes Try 65:00'
  • Shaun Davies Sub Off 65:00'
  • Richard Lewis Conversion 66:00'
  • Try 68:00'
  • Conversion 69:00'
  • Ben Ley Sub On 70:00'
  • Tom Gigg Sub Off 70:00'
  • Richard Lewis Penalty 75:00'
  • Jamie Fletcher Sub On 76:00'
  • Callum Bradshaw Sub Off 76:00'
  • Sam Gallagher Yellow Card 77:00'
  • Sam Gallagher Player of the Match 80:00'

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