Cru­cial con­ver­sion the dif­fer­ence as Lam­peter clinch cup

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LAM­PETER Youth beat Aberys­t­wyth Youth 12-10 in the Ceredi­gion Youth Cup fi­nal.

It was a tight bat­tle, but Lam­peter ran out nar­row win­ners in a typ­i­cally phys­i­cal and fran­tic lo­cal derby.

Play­ing into the wind, Lam­peter con­trolled the first 20 min­utes, only to con­cede a soft score from a 22-me­tre restart in what proved to be a real momentum shift in pro­ceed­ings, with Aberys­t­wyth tak­ing con­trol of the game for the rest of the half. But they were thwarted by some fan­tas­tic last-ditch de­fence.

Trail­ing 5-0 at the break, Lam­peter started the se­cond half in fine style as they camped on Aberys­t­wyth line and were re­warded when tight-head prop Guto Jones crashed over out wide to level the score.

For much of the next 20 min­utes, both sides can­celled each other out un­til Lam­peter were awarded a penalty which Osian Jones nailed into the cor­ner and they drove over from the re­sult­ing line-out, with Jones pick­ing up his se­cond try of the evening.

In what proved to be a de­ci­sive act, he added the ex­tras from out wide.

Back came Aberys­t­wyth, scor­ing out wide to re­duce the deficit to 12-10, but with the con­ver­sion missed, Lam­peter man­aged to see out the last few min­utes to claim a hard-fought win.

The Lam­peter Youth side who beat Aberys­t­wyth Youth.

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