First up Penlan. 8 mad keen boys made the trip and benefited from a full game with no subs. Mynydd Newydd has never been less windy in October, so this was one to savour. We set the boys a tagging target, and they responded with concentration and teamwork to shut down almost all the Penlan attacks. All the boys contributed and it was especially pleasing to see Josh take scrum half duties with confidence, Connor to take tag after tag and to pop up in attack, and Luke to show great pace and balance in only his second game - tries inevitably followed - even more if we remember no handoffs! Many thanks to Keith for the invitation. Penlan fielded some new players who got better and better as the game progressed. We look forward to more tough encounters with them later in the season.
Liberty photos to follow. Again, before the match the coaches set tagging targets. With such a short game it was inevitable that some of the boys wouldn't see much of the ball, but they knew they could all have a big impact in defence. The game was over in a flash, the Mumbles line remained unbroken and, on a crowded pitch well done to the boys for squeezing over for three tries.
It was an honour for all the coaches to take the boys to both games today. The lads are really starting to play together, their behaviour was excellent and they are building some team spirit. We are having a rest on Wednesday - so no training. Back in action next Sunday with a home game against Dunvant (check blog for Underhill or Bishopston).