Bargoed 38 Trebanos 27

Saturday 6th January 2018

WRU National Cup 1st Round

'Banos Bow Out Of Welsh Cup But With Heads High

Trebanos and Bargoed played out an enthralling match with the result in the balance until the closing minutes. Both clubs tried to play a bit of rugby on a bitterly cold day but a try four minutes from time sealed the win for Bargoed and earned them a second round tie with Rhydyfelin. We wish both clubs well.


WRU report:
The nearest to an upset came at Bargoed, where Trebanos led 27-24 at half-time before two late forward tries saved the day for the home side. Baroed got off to a flying start with two tries in the opening six minutes from Darren Humphries and Ashley Norton, and Geraint Clarke and Jordan Howells also crossed in the first half.

Iain Smerdon converted two of them, but the Premiership outfit were still trailing at the break. Trebanos hit back with tries from scrum half Morgan Evans, full back Matthew Edwards and hooker Chris Forshaw.

Edwards converted them all and Luke Griffiths fired over two penalties. But a push over try from No 8 Ieuan Jones on the hour, and then a second from Clarke four minutes from time, both of which Smerdon improved, saved Bargoed's blushes and denied the Trebanos terriers.

Bargoed report:

Bargoed RFC | 1st Team
38 - 27
Trebanos RFC | 1st Team




Match Report
06 January 2018 / Team News
Bargoed 38 Trebanos 27
argoed and Trebanos served up a corker of a cup tie with fifty points on the scoreboard by half time. The village club from the Swansea valley threatened an upset taking a 24-27 lead into the half time break only for the home side to reassert themselves during a gruelling second half and sealing the victory with a converted try four minutes from time.

It looked as though it was going to be a long afternoon for the West Wales outfit going 12-0 down in the first six minutes with tries from centre Darren Humphries and wing Ashley Norton, one converted by outside half Ian Smerdon. Lesser sides might have folded but Trebanos are made of sterner stuff. They hit back with tries from scrum half Morgan Evans taking advantage of a ricochet and then a hack on and chase by wing Matthew Edwards who converted both. A long delay followed as try scorer Ashley Norton was stretchered off with a serious looking injury.

Edwards extended the lead to 12-17 with a long range penalty before hooker Geraint Clarke got one back for the home side to edge back in front with a converted try. Another Edwards penalty trumped by a Jordan Howells try looked enough for Bargoed to end the half in front but hooker Chris Forshaw thought differently and crossed for the last move of the first forty with Edwards converting to give Trebanos a 24-27 lead at the break.

The second half saw the Premiership side take control but it took a Ieuan Jones pushover try from a five metre scrum on the hour and a second for hooker Geraint Clarke to finally put the result beyond doubt with Bargoed running out winners at 38-27.

Bargoed: Tries: D Humphries; A Norton; J Howells; I Jones; G Clarke (2) ; Cons: I Smerdon (4) ; Pens:

Trebanos: Tries: M Evans; M Edwards; C Foreshaw ; Cons: M Edwards (3) ; Pens: M Edwards (2)

Man of the Match: Morgan Edwards (Trebanos)

Referee: Wayne Davies

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Half Time: Bargoed 24 Trebanos 27

Full Time: Bargoed 38 Trebanos 27

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  Trebanos RFC
Luke Griffiths
Matthew Edwards
Lloyd Phillips
Steffan Lewis
Sam Davies
Lewis Humphries
Morgan Evans
Aled Humphries
Chris Foreshaw
Tyler Murvai
Rhys Morgan
Richard Davies
Iwan Davies
Sean Hopkins (Capt.)
Jack Perkins
Connor Walters
Alun Dew (repl. Tyler Murvai, 60 mins)
Neil Elworthy
Ed Couzens
Bryn Jones (repl. Iwan Davies, 1 mins)
Nathan Jones (repl. Morgan Evans, 60 mins)
Shaun Lewis
Kieron Weightman (repl. Sam Davies, 70 mins)
Referee: Mr. Wayne Davies, Llanelli.

Today's other WRU National Cup 1st Round Results:

Aberavon 71 Skewen 3
Cardiff Met 15 Llanelli 56
Cross Keys 21 Pontypridd 16
Ebbw Vale 16 RGC 1404 14
Glynneath 0 Bridgend 48
Narberth 0 Bedwas 43
Neath 13 Cardiff 15
Newcastle Emlyn 0 Merthyr 59
Pontypool 55 Tata Steel 14
Rhydyfelin 13 Newbridge 0
Swansea 20 Newport 24
Byes: Beddau, Bedlinog, Carmarthen Quins, Llandovery