senior rugby

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1XV v Ynysddu (Home) 16 Mar 2002

33-21 Win

Monmouth played as well as they normally do, but at long last converted potential into points when they beat Ynysddu 33-21 despite a spirited comeback by the visitors in the last twenty minutes, and also despite some refereeing decisions which appeared to cost them a difference of at least a further 14 points.

Druids v Usk (XXXX) 09 Mar 2002

6-3 Win

1XV v Tredegar Ironsides (Away) 09 Mar 2002

6-10 Loss

Despite dominating the forward exchanges and possibly because they tried to play running rugby in a howling gale, Monmouth lost their league match away at Tredegar Ironsides on Saturday by 10-6.

The first half was a challenge playing against the elements but apart from a converted try conceded due to a defensive error trying to touch down a ball that Tredegar had fly-hacked down the field and a penalty to a penalty by Frost, Monmouth implied that the play would be all theirs with the wind in their favour in the second half.

Druids v Coney Hill (XXXX) 23 Feb 2002

26-0 Win

1XV v Crumlin (Home) 23 Feb 2002

10-28 Loss

On Saturday, Monmouth played one of those ‘must win’ games against Crumlin who had previously beaten them, but who Monmouth led in the league table although the visitors had several games in hand.

After winning the toss and choosing to play against the fierce and cold wind, Monmouth set off at some pace looking as if they knew the importance of the game.

Rugged though Crumlin always are, the Monmouth pack were starting to make dents on their opponents with flanker Stacey Edwards winning ball after ball on the ground.

1XV v Bedlinog (Away) 09 Feb 2002

10-15 Loss

A game of bad weather conditions, scoring first, dogged defence, and crucially missed kicks was Monmouth’s typical experience away at Bedlinog last Saturday.

Despite arriving late and displeasing the referee, Monmouth, playing with the slope and the elements, drew first blood with an excellent, if unconverted, try, 15 minutes after the start, by captain Andrew Davies with the ball having passed through several pairs of hands during a free flowing movement of some fifty yards.

Druids v Caldicot (XXXX) 09 Feb 2002

58-0 Win

1XV v Pontllanfraith (Home) 26 Jan 2002

6-7 Loss

A 6-7 loss to league high-riders Pontllanfraith who were the visitors to Monmouth on Saturday was just about right.

It was they who scored the only try of a game played in exceedingly greasy conditions, and it was Monmouth who failed to clinch the game in the last ten minutes with two missed chances.

Druids v Pontllanfraith (XXXX) 26 Jan 2002

44-7 Win

1XV v Blaenau Gwent (Away) 19 Jan 2002

14-5 Win

Another deserved 14-5 win for Monmouth at Abertillery last Saturday was not without event.

Having lost heavily to Blaenau Gwent in September, the challenge was a big one but a penalty conversion after half an hour by full back Rob Frost unsettled the home team who were already displaying dissent at some of the decisions made by a fit and decisive referee who gave what he saw and treated both sides equally.

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