New faces for young rugby side
12:02pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in Sport
THE Dinas Powys Rugby Club U7/8s had their first matches of the season at the weekend away to Cowbridge, with several new players making their debuts.
After all the fine weather, autumn blew in with a vengeance and it poured with rain but it failed to dampen the players' enthusiasm and both teams played some good rugby.
In the first game, Cowbridge made a flying start and scored some excellent tries. The Dinas defence was well tested many times, with all players defending well.
Dinas came back into the game with some fantastic tries from Dan Morgan (four), Ieuan Driscoll (two), and Iestyn Hayward and, after a closely fought encounter, the final score was 10-7 to the hosts.
In the second game, Dinas continued to improve and grow in confidence, and the defending by the whole team was immense and, in particular, from Rhys Gathergood and Lewis Hannay. Tries from Iestyn Hayward (five) and Ieuan Driscoll (two) secured a well deserved 7-5 win for Dinas.