Mixed for­tunes for Ban­gor rugby

Bangor Mail - - Sport - Rugby union

SATUR­DAY af­ter­noon saw two games played in great con­di­tions at Ban­gor Rugby Club.

The youth team lost a thrilling cup game to South Wales’ Gw­ernyfed by 34-27 while the de­vel­op­ment team played a friendly against Porth­madog, a club try­ing to re-es­tab­lish them­selves, though Ban­gor won 64-0 the vis­i­tors can be proud to be back on the field com­pet­ing. All four teams lined up to­gether for a minute’s remembranc­e be­fore the game.

Ban­gor’s youth team got off to a fly­ing start tak­ing an early lead with a storm­ing rush of play that saw num­ber eight To­mos Davies go over for a try. The rest of the first half was a dif­fer­ent tale with Ban­gor be­ing driven back time and again through penal­ties at the break­down and the vis­i­tors had plenty of ball to score three con­verted tries and a penalty goal to lead 24-5 at the break.

Ban­gor re­grouped in the second half and per­sis­tent pres­sure led to a con­verted try from num­ber four Ethan Jones. When winger Wayne Thomas added a try the game was back on but Gw­eryfed man­aged to attack, re­sult­ing in a try.

Play­ing with great in­tent Ban­gor nar­rowed the gap again with a second try from To­mos Davies, but ap­proach­ing full-time Gw­ernyfed scored another un­con­verted try.

Ban­gor launched an all out ef­fort and quickly forced play deep into the vis­i­tors’ half and num­ber 10 Harry Pow­ell-Jones scored a try but there was no time left to add any more points and the whis­tle was blown end­ing a great game with a lot of pos­i­tives to take for Ban­gor.

● Action from Ban­gor youth team’s cup game against South Wales Gw­ernyfed. Pic­ture: David Dunn

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