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Sunday, 5 April 2009

Skewen Adventure

Our hastily arranged fixture at Skewen turned into a 3-match affair. Great value for our last competitive Sunday of the season. Thanks go to Chris for the invitation and for the excellent Skewen welcome. First up was Skewen under 7s. A game of to and fro followed, with too many tries for me to keep up with. Mumbles established a solid first half lead, but Skewen pegged us back in the second half and by the end honours were just about even. Next was Skewen under 8s. Thanks to the home ref playing in a splendid spirit, we were given generous leeway against the experienced and skillful opposition. It took a while, but the boys even managed to contain the 'Skewen Switch'. Not something the 7s have come across before this year! Although the defence was good, some quick passing and good support helped Dylan, Duncan and Myles through the gaps.

Finally, the Wildcats, flagging a bit, took on a fired up Nantyfyllon unit. Full marks all round for the outstanding effort. Not only were Nant an older side, but they were also very good. The physical challenge was exceptional but none of the Wildcats took a backward step. Stopping Nant from scoring was difficult, though amidst the tries we did force a couple of turnovers and 6 tag sequences. In attack the boys were under huge pressure from the Nant defence, so the tries, with Dunc, Cam and Arthur squeezing in, we all the more sweet. A real learning experience for everyone. It shows have far the boys have come. Well done everyone. All the parents can be justifiably proud.

Some lovely pics below courtesy of Ceri. New player Jacob (captain in his first appearance), Ike stretches his legs, Dylan's balance, Cam and Luca discuss the finer points of their latest try and Sam evades the Skewen clutches. If you have any great shots e-mail me and I'll put them up.

No training this Wednesday. No rugby on Easter Sunday. Training returns at Underhill on Wednesday 15th. Time to be confirmed.

Coming up: Vikings BBQ, Wednesdays in May, Presentation night.

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