This week saw Penallta U10's host RTB Ebbw vale for the first time at SNLC. A large number of boys turned, out the squad for the day was:
Adam, Carwyn, Cori, Dylan, Ethan, Ewan, Gabe, Josh, Luke
, Max, Morgan, Owain, Rhys, Ryan
, Sam, Stefan, Tomas and Will.
This week also saw new boy Carwyn take to the field in a Penallta shirt for the first time.
With RTB two lads short Luke
and Max started the game for the opposition. RTB started strongly and showing their intent. Penallta showed great defence and turned the ball over. Gabe showed great strength and took Penallta well over the gain line. In a great piece of play Rhys passed the ball from the scrum to Josh who threw the ball back to Rhys who then spun the ball to Tomas Moya
. Tomas then sprinted past two defenders and crossed the line for the first try of the game. No attempt at a conversion was made. Within a few minutes Penallta were once again attacking; Adam had a great run across the pitch and had Carwyn on his shoulder but was bundled in to touch a few meters short of the line. After an RTB scrum the ball was turned over by Penallta. Sam, Ewan, Morgan took the ball forward and Ethan had a great run up the pitch but was brought to ground. RTB were penalised for handling the ball in the ruck. From the resulting Penalty the Penallta forwards took the ball up the pitch with Ewan, Will, Dylan and Gabe all involved and after a great period of play which saw Morgan having a run, the ball was thrown from Rhys to Adam who ran in to score the second try. Ethan successfully converted. Obviously rattled by this RTB took the game to Penallta and with both Max and Luke
involved went over to score their first try of the game.
The second half saw Rhys and Gabe switching to play for RTB and Luke
, Max, Stef, Owain, Ryan
coming on for Penallta. Once again RTB started strongly and drove Penallta back. However, after a turn over at the ruck by Cori took the ball forward and Luke
had a great run but was stopped just short of the try line. The ball was quickly recycled and spun across the backline and Stefan ran in for Penallta’s third try. Ryan
converted successfully. RTB rallied well once more but were unable to cross the try line. Another turn over by Penallta lead to a weaving run by Luke
who popped the ball to Owain who scored Penallta’s fourth try of the game, the conversion was missed. With RTB becoming increasingly more disgruntled Penallta capitalised on this; Stefan outwitted a number of defenders to score Penalltas fifth and final try. Stef then converted this.
Final Score Penallta 31 v RTB 7.
MOTM: Ewan Edmunson for a great defensive effort well done!
Tries: Tomas Moya
Stefan Tomas 29 Mins
Davies 13 Mins