Bargoed Youth 19 Trebanos Youth 11

Saturday 6th January 2018

WRU Youth Plate 2nd Round

Battling Trebanos Just Fall Short In Cup Encounter

(Match Report and Photos by Martin Dew)

A depleted youth side, with a bare fifteen and players in unfamiliar positions, just failed to progress to the next round in an exciting cup tie against much bigger opposition.

Bargoed Youth v Trebanos YouthThe opening fifteen minutes were an even affair with both sides showing their intent to play open rugby with Trebanos scoring the first points when Jordan Smith slotted over a 35m penalty.

Despite some brave defending, Bargoed took the lead after twenty four minutes with their first try which they extended five minutes later with a neatly taken try by the left wing to make the half time score 14-3.

Half Time: Bargoed Youth 14 Trebanos Youth 3

Bargoed Youth v Trebanos YouthA period of sustained pressure by Trebanos in the second half eventually resulted in a deserved try by Cellan Michael close to the corner flag; the difficult conversion just failed.

With the score now at 14-8 midway through the second half and their tails up, Trebanos were certainly back in the game.

The gap was closed further with five minutes to go when Jordan Smith landed his second penalty to make the score 14-11.

Bargoed Youth v Trebanos YouthThe game was ultimately put out of reach when Trebanos bravely tried to run the ball out from deep within their own 22 from the kick off and were forced into an error resulting in a scrum. From the scrum Bargoed extended their lead to 19-11 with an unconverted try.

With eight points now the difference and only two minutes to go the game was realistically beyond Trebanos, nevertheless they threw everything they had left in the tank to try and score but the home sided held out.

There were mixed emotions at the end with the disappointment of the cup loss, however the team can be proud of the way they conducted themselves and especially the character they showed in the second half.

A truly valiant effort in difficult playing conditions.

Good luck to Bargoed in the next round.

Full Time: Bargoed Youth 19 Trebanos Youth 11

Bargoed Youth v Trebanos Youth

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