Youth v Brecon (Home) 24 Sep 2011

19-3 Win

Last Saturday saw the visit of Brecon Youth to Chippenham Fields to play a Monmouth Youth team fresh from two straight victories. Having already been advised by the opposition that the game was to start with passive scrums, Monmouth was then able to field a very mobile pack with two back row forwards in the front three.

Youth v Brecon

Monmouth have been working on playing a fast, attacking game using quick ball at every opportunity and the mobile pack was hopefully going to prove decisive in achieving this objective.

Youth v Brecon

The coaching team have been working on a number of drills recently, especially the re-start, and this was used to good effect as from the very first opposition kick-off, the forwards gained good ground and made a number of phases of play into the opposition half.

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A large Brecon pack defended well and when a penalty was finally awarded it only fell just short of the posts which would have given Monmouth a well-deserved opening score.

Youth v Brecon

Monmouth were not to be deterred and after a number of attacking phases Ethan Watkins, a back row forward playing at prop, made good ground and was bundled over the line by his team mates for the first try.

Brecon responded with a penalty and the half time score was 5-3 to Monmouth but with the much the better territory and possession should have been further in front.

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The second half saw much of the same with Monmouth through captain Max Waters and Cameron Watson Boycott stealing much of the opposition’s line out. With varied use of both feet Fly Half Ted Senior was pinning the opposition back in their own half and through one these moves centre Jordan Howells broke through 3 defenders to score underneath the posts. This try was duly converted by Senior.

Then came the move of the match. A lineout just inside the opposition’s half was moved swiftly to the backs and Liam Musselbrook, the outside centre, broke two tackles and drew two defenders before offloading to winger Rhys Jones to score in the corner. An excellent try which was duly converted, again by Senior, to achieve the maximum 7 points.

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With the score at 19 – 3 Monmouth were penalised on a number of occasions by the referee which allowed the opposition both possession and territory. They did go on to score two tries, one of which was converted, but Monmouth held firm to record a good win against a much bigger, well drilled Brecon team.

Liam Musselbrook was voted man of the match and we thank our sponsors Peter Reynolds Properties and Paul Jarrold Tyres for their kind donation towards our playing shirts this season.

Monmouth Youth play Talywain away in the League, next week, Saturday October 1st with kick off at 2.30pm.

If you would like to play for Monmouth Youth please contact Team Manager, Mel Wheeler

Tries: Ethan Watkins, Rhys Jones, Jordan Howells
Conv: Ted Senior (2) Telephone: +44 (0)1600 712309 Email: copyright Monmouth RFC 2018