Brynmawr RFC | 1st Team 34 - 0 Risca RFC | 1st Team

Match Report
23 December 2019 / Team News

Brynmawr 34 - Risca 0

Match report by Clive James:

The re-arranged game against Brynmawr was switched to Ebbw Vale as the home ground was waterlogged.Risca had to make changes from the selected team as three players made themselves unavailable.Vet Matthew Dark came in on the wing,youth product Dylan Musto made his senior debut at scrum half with Alex Sully moving to 2nd.row and  I.Davies on permit from Llanhilleth came into the back row.

It was fifteen minutes before the first score came when Risca were caught offside and Dan Butler put over the kick from the 22.Risca's defence was thwarting everything Brynmawr  were throwing at them for large parts of the first period and it was the visitors who nearly got the first try when they got within striking distance of the tryline only to see the chance slip away when a turnover relieved the pressure.Play went back up into the Risca 22 and another infringement saw Butler add another penalty to put Brynmawr 6pts.up right on halftime.

The second period was only two minutes old when the homeside got the first try after no.10 Butler put a long kick in to the righthand touchline and the ball was gathered by the centre who went over with Butler adding the conversion.A penalty try was then conceded when the Risca pack could not hold the driving scrum.

This was closely followed by the third try which came from a driving lineout again converted by Butler.

It continued to be backs to the wall as Brynmawr had a stranglehold on the ball but the visitors defence was again frustrating the homeside in getting the bonus point score.But from a scrum with minutes left to play The fourth try came.

Full time Brynmawr 34pts.-0 Risca.

With the disruption to the team the attitude and commitment throughout the game was superb from all the players with a special mention to Dylan Musto who was on the backfoot all afternoon but kept going and never gave up.

Next Saturday Newbridge are the visitors k.o.2.30


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