The Vale were awarded a scrum 5 meters out but the Rhymney hooker took the ball against the head and the ball was kicked down field. James Holder retrieved the ball and made his way forward. The ball was then passed along the backs to Tom Trottman who raced into the corner for a try.
The try was converted by Mathew Harper 7 - 0 Vale. From the kick off the ball was kicked into touch and a scrum was awarded to the Vale on the halfway line. The Vale moved the ball along the backs but were stopped in the Rhymney 22. Rhymney started to put pressure on the Vale and in the last minutes of the half managed to score, the try was unconverted.
Half time Rhymney Valley 5 Vale Schools 7
The second half was a bruising encounter with both sides doing their best to gain an advantage. As the half wore on the Rhymney pack started to gain the upper hand. From a scrum 5 meters of the Vale try line Rhymney took the ball against the head and drove for the Vale line, only desperate tackling kept them out but something had to give and Rhymney were awarded a penalty.
They took a quick tap and one of their forwards drove over for the try which was unconverted 10 - 7 Rhymney. The Vale boys threw everything but the kitchen sink at Rhymney in the last minutes but Rhymney held on for the win and go through to the semi finals.
After the game had finished many people said it was one of the best under 11 games they had seen, with both sides showing great skill and strength in the contact area. Vale schools would like to wish Rhymney Valley all the best for the rest of the season.
Full Time Rhymney Valley 10 Vale Schools 7