Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Cowbridge Comprehensive 8 - 22 Coleg Llandrillo

Coleg Llandrillo have qualified for the cup competition of the WRU Wednesday Under 18 League following their hard-fought 22-8 victory at Cowbridge Comprehensive.

With Coleg Gwent getting a losing bonus point after going down to Llandovery 10-7, they finish on top of the group with Josh Leach’s Llandrillo ending up in second.

It is only Coleg Llandrillo’s debut season in the new format of the Wednesday leagues and will give another boost to North Wales rugby following the recent success of RGC 1404.

Full-back Morgan Williams was in a league of his own during the match showing class throughout with his elusive running and electric pace scoring a terrific solo try to add to his penalty effort and two conversions.

Cowbridge opened the scoring in the 17th minute after a penalty from full back James Whittingham.

But the superb Williams made one of his many darting breaks through the Cowbridge defence shortly after before his attempt at a pass was hacked through by winger Ryan Pike who had a slice of luck with the bounce , falling right into his lap to put him in for the first try of the match.

Cowbridge remained dogged throughout and were perhaps the better team for periods of the game with their scrum dominant over their opponents.

They took the lead early in the second half after some fine build up play involving Cardiff Blues Academy flanker Jordan Viggers led to centre Harri Collier selling a dummy and crossing from close range.

But Llandrillo showed composure way beyond their years to weather the storm and with their back row of Will Bryan, Max Peters and influential skipper Jordan Jones bossing the breakdown, it seemed inevitable they would come out on top.

They regained the lead through the excellent Williams when he turned on the gas in the Cowbridge half to beat numerous defenders before showing remarkable strength and purpose to hold off a number of tacklers and stretch over for the try.

The result was all but sealed with 10 minutes remaining when replacement Dewi Bowen darted through the defence to dive in at the corner, much to the delight of his team mates.

The Cowbridge outside-half Tyler Williams was determined all the way through the match with second-row Jack Davies also getting through plenty of work and the front row of Rhys Forse, Aldi Coverdale and Joel Ringer bossing the scrum.

For Llandrillo, Williams is likely to be involved in the Championship with RGC 1404 sooner rather than later if he continues to perform like he did today.

Second-row Osian Jones also covered every blade of grass on the pitch and scrum-half Cameron Davies grew as the game went on.


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