The sun shone on a muddy Oval, and Dominic-today's skipper-decided to put in a clever little kick into opposition territory. It was gathered by a Young Zebra, only for him to be met by a stern and aggressive tackle by Dylan J and Jake. The ball immediately flew into the air, straight into Ben's hands, leaving him facing three or four oncoming defenders. He showed good pace and power to brush off the would be defenders and score with just thirty seconds on the clock. What a start!!
The rest of the half then flowed back and fore, with Cameron, Dylan J, Dominic, Jake and new recriut, Jordan
all making decent headway.
Treorchy did manage to squeeze in try on the half time whistle to even things up at the interval.
Gilfach then tried a little too hard, forgot about the safety of the long place and constantly went for the money ball. Sadly, today wasn't the day for it ,as the Zebras stuck to a limited, but affective game plan of just off-loading to one of their many juggernauts, whom just trundled down the paddock.
The tackling from Gilfach's little warriors was tremendous but they just couldn't hold out as the Young Zebras took a 2-1 lead.
The boys now began to hold onto the ball a little better and were rewarded when Ben got hold of the ball after a lovely little interchange between Riley, Dominic and Jack
. He then held up his opposite number and dived over to even matters up.
A little bit of silly play by one of the Gilfach players was then penalised by the referee and Treorchy were now rewarded with possession. The Gilfach crowd were not happy, but I'm in my twenty sixth season of rugby at the moment and I haven't seen one change his original decision yet!
Treorchy kept the ball and in the final second of the game the inevitable happened.
A great game, which I really enjoyed. A bit to work on, and a little chat about getting the referee onside, would not go amiss. And as getting on the right side of referees is my strong point, the boys should be fine !!!!!