Under-14s open with win
11:02am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Penarth sport
PENARTH U14s 35pts
ST PETERS U14s 12
THE Penarth Rugby Club u14s started their season well with a convincing win over St Peters at the Athletic Field in windy and wet conditions.
After three weeks of build-up training, Penarth were raring to go and started well with two tries by Josh Lewis after some great inter-play between backs and forwards, with Ben Jones converting both. St Peters fought back but the home defence was strong, led by good tackles from Lyle at open side flanker, Ellis and Tomo.
St Peters had some bulky forwards and fast outside backs but were contained by the Penarth defence.
Penarth managed two more tries in the first half from Ben and Tom Jones, with the former converting both for a 28-0 lead.
Changes at half time saw fresh legs in the pack and in the back line. Henry Carter was full of strong running and Henry Waddon played well. Liam and Dan were the in the boilerhouse for the majority of the game assisted by Ben Evans and Tomo.
The second half saw St Peters get on top for a while with a great individual try, which was converted, but Penarth hit back with their last try after scrappy play saw Tomo hack through and chase over the try line to claim the ball under the noses of two defenders, Ben converted again to keep his 100 per cent record.
The Penarth defence stood firm in the later stages, especially Luke at full back.
After some serious deliberation, the 'Dame of the Game' award went to Ellis Reed for his continual and technical tackling.
Players don't forget your 'Silly Song' after each of this season's victories to impress the McSorley, Williams, Griffiths and Carter coaching team and your loyal parent supporters.
Well done to all players and coaches involved; thank you to St Peters for such a well fought and sportsmanlike match and good luck to our three injured players - Joe, Alex and Tom G.
Squad: Geraint, Niall, Hugh, Liam, Tomo, Ellis, Lyle, Haaris, Rhys, Ben J, Tom J, Torin, Josh, Gryff, Luke, Dan, Morgan, Ben E, Henry C, Henry W and George.