MID GLAMORGAN DISTRICT RFU PREMIER DIVISION
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.