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Welsh Conference week 2 round up

17th May 2015, 16:25

Welsh Conference week 2 round up

Champions Bridgend Blue Bulls kept up their 100% record by beating Cardiff City RL 44-26 in an exciting encounter.

Champions Bridgend Blue Bulls kept up their 100% record by beating Cardiff City RL 44-26 in an exciting encounter.

 

Huw Rosser led the way for the Bulls with a brace of tries with Owen Davies notching six out of eight goal attempts as well as grounding once himself.

 

Liam Phillips, Joe Symons, Owen Thomas, Dai Griggs and Owain Williams also scored tries for the home side.

 

Cardiff went over the line five times with Chris True, Nathan Davies, Joe Davies, Daniel Hiscocks and Matt Williams the scorers and Kyle Rose converting three times

 

The competitive game where Cardiff never gave up the hunt, was hung quite competitively at half-time with Bridgend leading 26-16 to Bridgend. The home side also unfortunately led the way in yellow cards in the game, winning that score 2-1.

 

Last season’s league leaders Aber Valley Wolves were too much for a very understrength Cardiff City B side as they ran in 15 tries to win 86-1.

 

James Hallett opened the scoring in the fourth minute which he converted himself and the scoring continued from there with the game being 40-0 at the break.

 

Hallett also scored the final try of the game and ended up kicking 13 conversions but it was Lloyd Davies who was top try scorer for the Senghenydd based side with four.

 

Ross Lewis posted a hat-trick with Matthew Hadley going over twice. Two 16-year olds making their first team debuts after starting in the Wolves under 14s three years ago, Connor Graves and Connor Weigold scored once, as did Luke Morgan and Josh Edge.

 

Wales under 16 international Ryan Davies was another 16-year old making his Wolves debut.

 

George Oliver kicked the Cardiff drop goal in the second half.

 

In a game not for defence coaches at Mynydd-y-Garreg, Gwendraeth Valley Raiders beat Newport Titans 76-46 after being 38-20 up at half-time.

 

The visitors arrived at Parc Gwenllian in Mynyddygarreg, with an under strength team and in the spirit of the Conference were loaned a few players to make up their numbers, one of them, Steffan Jones, scoring five tries against his own side!

 

It wasn’t long before the Raiders put a score on the board with hooker Dafydd Phillips crossing for the first try within the first minute of the game and Andrew Rees Spowart converting.

 

Straight from kick off GVR attacked again with Andrew Rees Spowart scoring on the fourth tackle and converting his own try.

 

Newport regrouped and kicked off again only to find the GVR make their way into the Titans half by the third tackle. With a knock on by the GVR the Titans found themselves on their first attack six minutes into the game. However the pace of the GVR line speed was to great and forced errors from the Titans, in the eighth minute the GVR scored again with Pivot Daf Daniels going under the posts, again Andrew Rees Spowart converted.

 

GVR struck again in the 15th minute with Spowart going over for his second of the day and again he converted his own kick but even with the players from the GVR helping the Titans the pace and experience of the GVR was showing.

 

However on the 18th Minute the Titans got the first try through Jones.

 

It was an unusual match which eventually went down to 11 a side after Tigers picked up injuries and GVR compensated by generously taking men off.

 

In the end, Phillips, Daniels and Spowart all ended up with hat-tricks of tries, Curtis Ford scored two while Owain Phillips and Matthew Brooke each scored one. Spowart kicked 10 goals.

 

Titans’ other three tries in the game all came from Tom Harrison with James Meredith converting six times.