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.
Although the score doesn't reflect the way Monmouth played. First game done and what a game to start with!! Penarth were probably the best team we have ever played since Tony started coaching.
After talking to their coaches who were full of praise for our boys they explained they had 12 district players playing and 1 x athletics international sprinter playing.