Youth v Bedwas (Home) 21 Jan 2012

56-0 Win

Following two recent wins against top of the league teams Monmouth Youth were looking for their third scalp in as many weeks. Bedwas Youth, whom Monmouth beat earlier in the season, albeit a close game, were the next visitors and everyone was expecting a much closer game this time round especially with a new look Bedwas team emerging from the team bus.

And so it was, in the early exchanges, with once again Monmouth giving away too many penalties and conceding ground in a swirling breeze.

After 15 minutes Monmouth had a number of phases of play, deep in the oppositions half and through the hands it went, down the blindside, with Liam Musselbrook driving over with plenty of Monmouth forwards in support only to be judged “held up” by the referee. This passage of play galvanised the Monmouth team and after taking a scrum against the head, through pressure by the Monmouth scrum Dan White, the ball was passed through the fly half Ted Senior, to inside centre Jordan Howells to score under the posts. This was to be the first of four tries for Jordan Howells. The try was duly converted.

The second coming from a 5yd penalty, from the opposition’s try line, which went through a number of Monmouth Hands for Jordan Howells to score on the left side of the posts.

The third try came from a Monmouth scrum on the half way line, picked by Number 8 Cameron Boycott, passed to scrum half by Dan White, onto Fly Half Ted Senior who then passed to Jordan Howells to score a very well worked try.

From the ensuing kick off, which was caught superbly by Monmouth Captain Tom Green, the Bedwas Number 8 tackled awkwardly leaving him concussed for many minutes. The referee called half time and the ambulance was duly called by the Paramedics.

Half Time – Monmouth Youth 22 – Bedwas 0

The game was moved from the Sportsground to the more familiar Chippenham Fields so that we could finish the game before the light drew in. It was always going to be a question of whether the Bedwas team could raise their game and score early but this wasn’t to be the case as from the kick off, the Monmouth winger, Rhys Jones caught the ball and then ran through 3 Bedwas players to score a good solo try.

4 further Monmouth tries came in quick succession with the pick of those coming from turnover ball won by the ever present Monmouth Flanker, Adam Wheeler, tackling the Bedwas Number 8, winning the ball in the tackle, passing in one movement to the Monmouth centre who then fed Rhys Jones to score a good try on the left wing. This move and score summed up the Monmouth performance and with the score moving over the 50 point mark the referee duly called a halt to the game, with still 9 minutes to go.

Final Score Monmouth Youth 56 – Bedwas Youth 0

Monmouth entertain Caerleon/St Josephs in the Gwent Cup next week, away, kick off at 2.30pm and all support is welcome.

Tries: J.Howelss (4), Rhys Jones (2) Telephone: +44 (0)1600 712309 Email: copyright Monmouth RFC 2018