DC Thomas Under 11s Match Report Cardiff v Pontypridd
19 December 2005 00:00
Cardiff started game and asserted their authority immediately with superior cleaning out at rucks, allowing backs to show their flair. Within 5 minutes Cardiff were 12 - 0 up. The referee fell, missed a knock on, this seeing Ponty return an unconverted try.
The general pace of the game was very fast, both sides displaying excellent levels of skill and complete commitment.
The pace of Cardiff winger Gabriel Davies (Ysgol Melin Gruffydd) however, proved the decisive factor. Slick passing through the back line allowed him to collect the ball early and display his flair and talents; scoring 5 tries, a Cardiff record. Scrum half William Baird (St. Peters) contributed to the final score with one and fly half Joshua Rees (Rhiwbina) added 3 conversions.
Although a late second half and spirited comeback saw Pontypridd snatch two late tries, the result was never really in doubt and holders, Cardiff, progress to round 2 of the DC Thomas Cup.
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