Tondu RFC | Under 15s 15 - 40 Gowerton RFC | Under 15s
Joseph Richards
1 Try
Alexander Graham-woollard
1 Try
Samuel Cartwright
1 Try
Louis Davies
3 Conversion
1 Try
Brandon Jones
2 Try
Alex Hughes
2 Conversion

Match Report
09 October 2017 / Team News

Gowerton U15's v Tondu - Final Ospreys Cup group match

Our first visit to Tondu and for once the weather was kind with a gloriously warm autumnal morning with little wind and a good looking dry pitch , this had the makings of a good open game. However the early passages of play were littered with unforced errors on both sides and the flow of the game was not there at all.  Slightly against the run of play, Tondu managed to gain a penalty on our 22 yd line which they decided to kick and take a 3-0 lead after 8 minutes play.  Sadly the game didn't really deliver much else for the opening 25 minutes.  A few glimses of attacking flair from both sides but spoiled by poor skills kept the score to the solitary one penalty.  However, that all changed in the space of 4 minutes when livewire scrum half Brandon Jones crashed over for a well deserved try in the corner which was converted by Louis Davies 3-7.  Soon after Brandon was at it again, with some clean ball from our line out he darted his way through some weak tackles to score near the posts, the conversion was once again good by Louis. 3-14.  On the stroke of halftime a well worked move in the back line with ball going throuigh several sets of hands and phases saw Louis eventually dive over in the corner for a well worked try and to cap it off Louis kicked the conversion from far out to make it 3-21 at the interval.  After a slow start we finally started to play some decent rugby.

The second half saw a string of changes especially in the back line however this didn't change the attacking minsdet of the team and on 4 minutes Alex Graham-Wollard finished off a nice midfield move by outside half Alex Hughes to race down the line and score unopposed.  The conversion was missed from far out, 3-26.  Straight from the kick off the ball eventually found Sam Cartwright who danced his way past a few players to also run in unopposed, this time under the posts and the conversion was kicked by Alex Hughes, 3-33.  There was no stopping the boys now and they sensed Tondu were now flagging. Another move straight from the kick off saw Sam Terry make a clean break through midfield and pass to Joe Richards to cross over for another try and out third within 3 minutes in this second half.  The conversion by Alex Hughes was good, 3-40.  With over 20 minutes left to play everyone felt the floodgates would well and truly open and the opposition would throw in the towel, but far from it.  Tondu rallied hard with their outstanding flanker at the heart of most of their moves and he was rewarded with a try on 9 minutes which went unconverted, 8-40.  Play was held up for a short while as Tondu's scrum half needed to have a dislocated finger put back in.  A quick twist and shout and it was job done and play resumed although he was still in some pain.  On 20 minutes Tondu were rewarded with their second try from a ruck close to our line and they crashed through a few weak tackles to score.  The try was converted to make it 15-40.  No further scores came in the last 10 minutes but it was another resounding victory for the boys as they finished their group games top of the table with 3 wins from 3 and a place in the quarter finals in January.


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