First team win and Youth team draw
New Dock Starts 0 Ystradgynlais 15
An injury plagued Ystrad team came away from New Dock with a deserved win.
A win was vital for the travelling Blues and it could have been so much more if first half if ball had gone to hand after some brilliant breaks. Centre Huw Rees managed to cut the Docks defensive line but was unable to find the right support at the right time.
Second half New Dock to their credit managed to slow the ball down and made life far more difficult for Ystrad. They starved possession for the flying Blues backs and managed to create some frustration.
There was superb defensive effort on show with so many players out of position and covering each other. A committed effort was evidently shown.
The Ystrad tries came from Matthew Owen and Emyr Addey. The scoring was completed by a penalty and conversion from points machine Celan Morgan.
A much needed win on the road.
Cefn Cribwr Youth 18 Ystradgynlais Youth 18
Ystrad Youth made the long journey to Cefn Cribwr for their Ospreys B league clash. Cefn had put 30 points on the young Blues in September so a big challenge was ahead.
It looked familiar to the meeting several months ago with Ystrad trailing ten nil after as many minutes. The Young Blues picked their heads up and made some delitful breaks, one result in a try for Twm Holsgrove, that’s right Twm Holsgrove! It was then over to kicking sensation Ashley Wok-Lewis to kick penalties from all distances and angles. A heart fought first half ended 13 all with Cefn adding their own three pointer.
The second half was extremely tight with two sides determined to secure the league points. A try came for the Blues half way through the half from strong and blonde centre Curtis Davies pouncing on a Cefn mistake to race in the corner.
Cefn were not going to give in easily and scored their own try in the opposite corner. A missed conversion left it eighteen a piece with ten to go.
Ashley then attempted a penalty from roughly 53 meters. it went just wide of the right hand post and kept travelling another twenty meters, easily the longest Youth penalty kick I’ve ever seen. Pitty it wasn’t the straightest!
Cefn had their own chances to win it and had a kick able penalty in the final second but a rush of blood saw them take it quickly and great defence from the Blues managed to push their large number 8 into touch and the relief of the final whistle.
Great comeback, Great defence, Great commitment and Great team spirit!