Glamorgan Gazette - - Rugby Union -

BRID­GEND SPORTS SEC­ONDS ..................... 59 CEFN CRIBWR SEC­ONDS ..................... 19 THIS was a very dis­ap­point­ing out­come for a Cefn side that has had a ter­rific start to the sea­son. Dis­ap­point­ing in terms of re­sult, and also in terms of per­for­mance.

Cefn were never al­lowed to get go­ing, with Sports elect­ing to go pas­sive in the scrums right from the kick off. This meant that the heav­ier for­wards of Cefn were not al­lowed to ex­ert any pres­sure at scrum time, and nei­ther could they get around the field to cover the elec­tri­fy­ing pace of the Sports side.

It was clear from the off that the Sports were go­ing to run at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity and that was what they did, with Cefn strug­gling in the cover tackle, and also kick­ing away some hard earned pos­ses­sion. This gave rise to a home side lead of 31 – 0 at the in­ter­val.

Cefn, to their credit did man­age a re­vival early on after half time scor­ing 3 tries of their own through elu­sive wings Mark Lewis and Howey Rad­cliffe, full back Mike Rawn­son kick­ing two con­ver­sions . Cefn’s change of ap­proach did pay off, hold­ing onto pos­ses­sion in the sec­ond half, and the in­tro­duc­tion of James Lloyd at scrum half cer­tainly made a dif­fer­ence, but the Sports per­sis­tence in run­ning ev­ery­thing paid off in the end, adding another 28points them­selves in the sec­ond half.

For Cefn, Craig Davies had an ex­cel­lent game at fly half, al­ways look­ing to at­tack and solid in de­fence, whilst up front, John Brace was ex­cep­tional in his first game back since in­jury, along­side the ever present Andy Forbes in the pow­er­house.

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