19th July 2014, 20:35
Aber Valley finish top of the table
Aber Valley Wolves finished top of the table in their first ever season as they stormed to victory over Cardiff Demons trouncing them 104-4.
Aber Valley Wolves finished top of the Welsh Conference South table in their first ever season as they stormed to victory over Cardiff Demons trouncing them 104-4 writes Sian Golden.
Man of the match Aaron Evans and Daryl Skym snared four tries each, while James Hallet and Lloyd Rowlands managed a brace.
Shaun Morgan, Connor Graves, Gavin Gabrielle, Lloyd Padget, Josh Edge and Jamie Richards each contributed to a hefty scoreline against an 11 man opposition.
Tries were converted by Josh Edge, Aaron Evans, Alan Ford, James Hallet, Brad Hill and Lloyd Rowlands.
Demons scored a consolation through 17 year old Matthew Alexis who crossed the whitewash.
Cardiff Demons gave a determined and plucky performance but were outclassed by the table topping side.
Torfaen Tigers headed into the final round of the regular season knowing a win would guarantee them a home semi final play off and see the Minor Premiership decided by points difference writes Sally Davies
The Tigers started strongly with the aggressive home pack marshalled by GB Student Pioneers halfback Sean Pattimore providing a great platform for the Tigers outside backs who crossed down the left edge through centre Jack Watkins, winger Martin Ellis and Stand Off Dai Thomas, centre Micki Witts then crossed in the other corner before Ellis lost the ball over the line as a result of could cover tackling by the Cougars defence.
Further tries from hooker Ryan Bates and two for Andrew Barlow and four goals from the boot of Thomas saw the Tigers take a 36-0 lead into the break.
The Tigers continued where they left off at the start of the second half with a second try for Jack Watkins and one for loose forward Mike Edwards before Barlow completed his hat-trick, replacement hooker Shaun Watkins then crossed twice, Ellis added his second before Witts added his second and the Tigers fourteenth which added to goals from Pattimore, Shaun Watkins, Bates and another four for Thomas saw the final score Torfaen Tigers 78-0 Valley Cougars.
Bridgend Blue Bulls will travel to Torfaen in the play-off semi-finals after putting in their finest performance of the season as they clinched a 54-4 victory over Gwendraeth Valley Raiders, writes Matthew Davies at Mynydd-y-Garreg.
The Bulls crossed the whitewash nine times in West Wales with Lloyd Allen touching down twice with the help of his twin brother, Lewis.It took only a few minutes until Bridgend opened the scoring, forcing a turnover in a promising position before Tylon Mafi crossed beneath the sticks.
The Bulls kept the intensity up and the opposition just couldn't handle it as Owen Thomas found a gap in the defence to double the lead. Nathan Hawkins soon followed him over the try line after another powerful set as the Bulls showed no signs of letting up.An audacious dummy from Nathan Morgan soon after saw the hooker squeeze over the line to further assert the Bulls dominance.
Morgan soon found himself in the bin as he looked to slow the Raiders attack down. Gwendraeth completed the set and kicked on the last. With the play broken up, the Raiders found their way over the line finally breaking the Bulls fine defence.
The second half began in familiar fashion with the Bulls grabbing a try. Bridgend spread the ball wide and Allen was on hand to score after linking up with his twin brother. The Bulls were in control of things with Joe Symons pulling the strings from scrum half. The little half-back sent the powerful Dale Wood through the defence and was on hand to accept the offload from his teammate before touching down.
Huw Rosser soon found his way to the try line, running a lovely angle before Wood followed him over after a trademark burst through the opposition.The scoring was complete when Allen crossed for his second of the match, the twins again working together out wide rounding off an impressive display from the tireless forward.