Sean Collins who scored year 7’s first try, stoops to gather the ball.
Dau gais yr un gan Charles, Knight a Harper mewn brwydr arwrol.
Charles, Knight and Harper all grab two tries in epic struggle.
After the half term break years 7 and 8 got their season restarted with a ‘friendly’ match between the two sides at the Elba. The game was a very competitive affair at the end of which a draw was a fair result with both sides crossing for four tries.
Year 8 opened the scoring in the 5thminute when fly half Kieron Charles burst over and added the conversion himself. However, their younger opponents were level two minutes later when centre Sean Collins showed first great strength to power through the defensive line on half way and then impressive pace to sprint to score a try converted by captain and scrum half Sam Cambriani.
Sam Knight and Kieron Charles who both scored two tries for year 8.
In the 11th minute a second Charles try re-established the year 8 lead and two minutes a strong run by centre Sam Knight took him 50 metres to score a try that Charles converted to stretch year 8’s lead to 12 points. Year 7 were beginning to take charge up front, and they were rewarded with tries in the 16th minute when prop Jack Harper powered over from short range and then on the stroke of half time fly half Elliot Rees crossed and Cambriani’s conversion left the scores tied at the break.
The second half was a tighter affair with defences on top, but year 7 took the lead in the 35th minute when Harper powered over for his second try. Year 8 were not to be denied and another Knight run from half way allowed him to score in the 44thminute to tie the scores again.
In the final few minutes, both sides pressed for the winning score, but neither could achieve one and at full time honours were even. The game was good preparation for next week’s games against Olchfa.
Tuesday 8th November 2011. Dydd Mawrth Tachwedd 8ed 2011
Year 8 bounce back.
Adfywiad Blwyddyn 8.
Year 8 hooker Adam Cornelius looks to offload to a supporting player.
Olchfa year8: 12Gowerton: 33.
Blwyddyn 8 Olchfa: 12 Tregwyr: 33.
Mohamed’s double puts Gowerton in charge at Olchfa.
Dwbl Mohamed yn rhoi Tregwyr wrth y llyw.
After their disappointing defeat away to Pontarddulais before half term, year 8 travelled to Olchfa for a friendly and produced their best performance of the season, in the process they scored 5 tries to defeat their neighbours.
There were good performances from scrum half Chris Hughes, flanker Iwan Brown and No.8 Will Griffiths.
Tries were scored by Said Mohammed (2), Lloyd Dudley-Jones, Sam Knight and Tom Ham. Ham also kicked 4 conversions.
Year 7 and 8 prepare to contest a lineout.
Photographs and match reports: Will Griffiths and Tom Ham yr 8.