Garth Olwg vs. Tonypandy

Tonypandy were up against Garth Olwg at the Cardiff Arms Park home to the Cardiff Blues, the Tonypandy boys looked determined to walk out of the stadium with a win under their belts.

The first half got underway and flanker Dylan Jones got stuck in with a crunching tackle on a Garth Olwg player, it was a great start for Tonypandy. But all of a sudden with 3 minutes on the clock Tonypandy suffered a setback as winger Mccauley Britton caught the ball, he stepped out to the side and his knee seemed to go the opposite way to his body, a player now recovering from damaged ligaments was unable to play on and Kailaum Lewis was quickly off the bench and on to the pitch to replace him. Tonypandy got the scoring underway with a try from number 8, Corey Domachowski who powered through Garth Olwg’s line of defence to place the ball over the try line, a confident Connah Davies then kicked the conversion to give Tonypandy a score of 7. Dylan Seldon had a blistering burst of pace leaving the Garth Olwg players in awe as he scored Tonypandy’s second try. Tonypandy were playing incredible but Garth Olwg weren’t going down without a fight as they racked up 16 points on the scoreboard before half time, Tonypandy were awarded a penalty and Connah Davies didn’t hesitate to get these well needed points to make it 15-16 as the whistle blew for half time.

HALF TIME: 15-16

The second half kicked off and Tonypandy were trailing by 1 point but following an ego boosting half time talk from Coach Andy Farrell the boys knew they had it in them to come away with the win that they wanted. The build-up play looked positive from Tonypandy after an organised line-out, flanker Iestyn Davey had the ball in his grasp and following a clever dummy run from Adam Newman Iestyn Davey was able to outsmart the Garth Olwg players and secure another try for Tonypandy. Having the lead was a good feeling but every single player on that pitch knew that the game wasn’t won until the final whistle had gone, Tonypandy didn’t switch off and Garth Olwg certainly didn’t sit back. It was time to bring on some fresh legs for Tonypandy with Kailaum Lewis being subbed off for Ben Willis and Anthony Smallman being replaced by Andrew Jones, there were some tired bodies in the Tonypandy squad but Corey Domachowski got his name on the scoreboard for a second time this match with a try that came from nowhere, this brought Tonypandy up to a triumphant score of 35 with Garth Olwg remaining on 16 as they had done in the first half. It seemed easier to run through a brick wall than to run through the players in the Tonypandy squad during the second half, the final whistle blew and the boys from Tonypandy were ecstatic with their deserved win over Garth Olwg.

FULL TIME: 35-16

Jonathan Thomas