Another home win for U14s
6:02pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Sport
PENARTH U14s 31pts
CRICC U14s 5
MAINTAINING their fine home form, Penarth Rugby Club U14s dominated Sunday's clash at the Athletic Field.
Starting well, Penarth were looking to improve on last week's performance after coaches McSorley, Williams and Griffiths and new coach Carter highlighted certain areas in training.
With the forwards taking control early on with some fine interpassing, this set up Geraint for the first try, with Ben J converting.
CRICC were boosted by Liam, guesting for the opposition, while all scrums were passive due to a lack of experienced front row men in the visiting ranks.
Following a well marshalled driving line out, Geraint scored his second try as Penarth went 12-0 up.
Half-time changes saw Josh, Torin, Rhys and on loan Liam enter the fray. Penarth spun the ball wide to Josh who, fending off a couple of players and hugging his touchline, raced clear to score with his first touch. Ben J converted.
CRICC fought back but, with the back line keeping their shape, Penarth snuffed out any attacks through superb tackling by Gryff, Lyle and Luke.
Penarth looked to use their backs and, each time the ball was spun wide, George and Gryff ran well, jinking and finding close support, especially from Tom J and Haaris. From one of these attacks, Niall popped up on the right wing to scamper in from 30 metres. Consistent Ben again landed the conversion.
The forwards created the last Penarth try, with some classic quick ruck play and speed of hand by Haaris and Torin releasing Josh who cut in and burst through three tackles to score under the posts.
Ill-discipline saw Penarth concede a number of late penalties and the visitors eventually scored a well-deserved try.
This week's "Dame of the Game" went to 'Big' G for his brace of tries and determined forward play although a number of players pushed him close, namely Henry C, Tomo, Ellis again and Haaris.
The side face a much bigger test against Cowbridge on Sunday.
Squad - Geraint, Niall, Tom J, Liam, Ben E, Tomo, Ellis, Lyle, Haaris, Morgan, Rhys, Ben J, Henry C, Henry W, Torin, Luke, Josh, Gruff, George, Alex, Joe and Tom G.