Aberaeron RFC | 1st Team 22 - 7 Caerau Ely RFC | 1st Team
Dyfrig Dafis
Try 1
Rhodri Jenkins
Conversion 2
Penalty 1
Owain Wozencraft
Try 1
Bleddyn Thomas
Try 1

Match Report
07 December 2019 / Team News

Here we go again

Aberaeron 22 Caerau Ely 7


With a certain second row in line for this year's Sports Personsality of the year it was fitting that Aberaeron had their own version that paved their way to the quarter finals of this year's Bowl competition. The unknown always present a challenge and with Caerau flying high in their respective league it needed an inspiration to overcome any doubt and that came in the form of young Bleddyn Thomas who at a crucial stage was inspirational in contributing to the home side's success. It never looked that way in the early stages as Caerau played an expansive game with full back Healy causing more than a little concern and they were rewarded for enterprise with a try in the 15th minute by centre Harley who also added the conversion. Aberaeron's cause was not helped by early injuries to centre Iwan Evans and No8 Lewis Tomlins and it needed a response from a reorganised squad superbly led by player coach Justin Lloyd to turn the tide. The reward came after a period of relentless pressure on the visitors line resulted in a quick release giving Thomas a clear path to the line and giving Rhodri Jenkins the conversion to bring the scores level at the break. With the Seagulls in the ascendancy after the turnaround and the Slinger wing brothers threatening to expose the visitors defence Jenkins put his side ahead with a penalty and the next score would have brought much pleasure to the front eight as Caerau were unable to repel a rolling maul from virtually half way with evergreen prop Owain Wozencraft the beneficiary in crossing the whitewash. The result at this stage was still very much in the balance and with the visitors becoming more than a little frustrated moreso with a lenient referee, the final reckoning was confirmed with Thomas demonstrating exquisite skills after after taking a robbed possession by Tudur Jenkins and giving the second row a path to the line and despite being tackled a deft pass gave centre Dyfrig Dafis a try on the plate. Jenkins duly converted and the dying minutes saw a frustrated visitors fortunate to retain their full compliment with the final whistle beckoning but elation on the vast home support. Next week's draw for the quarter finals will be an interesting and with much hope for a home encounter at Parc Drefach. A final flourish saw the team's youth's squad dominate Fishguard by 32-10, to complete a perfect afternoon.



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