Mixed fortunes for Bangor rugby
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