U12 v Gwernyfed (home) 09 Nov 2014

12-22 Loss

A warm sunny morning in Monmouth & we played against Gwernyfed. Due to numbers of players, it was decided to play 13 a aside. Initially Monmouth boys looked strong, with the game mainly in their half. But Gwernyfed scored a try within first 10 mins, although didn't score the conversion. Griff Copley from Monmouth took a hard tackle & bumped his head, which required him to be taken off pitch. No 3 for Gwernyfed scored their second try although no score from the conversion. It looked like Gwernyfed would dominate the game, however after a line out, Monmouth seemed to gain confidence & Angus had a good run down the far side of pitch, which was so close to getting our first try, just before half time.

Second half Griff Copley rejoined the game, and within a short time Ellis Shepherd scored a try, Charlie Wheldon tried to convert it from a difficult position although the distance of kick was good it was not accurate enough for a conversion. Gwernyfed got two tries in quick succession, one of which was converted. Monmouth players were not downhearted & came back with a brilliant run down the half pitch by Ollie Williams which in turn lead to a second try by Ellis Shepherd. This was successfully converted by Charlie Sheldon. Overall good clean tackling and contact through the game, Gwernyfed had stronger & bigger players which needed to be tackled as early as possible.

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