27 March 2024 / Club News

Bargoed Briefs

Bargoed Briefs

It was a big cup day on Saturday for Bargoed RFC as the 1st XV took on Bedwas in the semi final of the WRU Championship Cup and the Warriors took on Mountain Ash in the Ivor Williams Cup Quarter Final.

The 1st XV started well against an in form Bedwas side that had won their last six games. 

The Bulls had a lot of early pressure and after some good approach work Dylan Williams crossed in the corner. 

Bargoed were playing an expansive game and were profiting from quick ball which enabled them to scored again when Ashley Norton scored in the same corner to increase the lead to 10-0. 

Bedwas struck back when Bargoed conceded a penalty and this was converted to cut the lead to 10-3.

The Bulls were soon on the attack again and a patient build up saw Keegan Bale crash over from short range for a third try. 

Bedwas worked hard to get back in the game but Bargoed scored again with Dylan Williams getting his second try and Josh Prosser converted as Bargoed led 22-3 at half time. 

The second half saw Bargoed continue to keep their foot on the pedal and as a result they scored early in the second half. Ashley Norton got his second try to extend the lead to 27-3.

Bedwas finally got a breakthrough when after a chip and chase they managed to move the ball wide to score in the corner and reduce the lead to 27-8 with 15 minutes to go. 

Bedwas were working hard but were unable to unlock the Bargoed defence. They chanced their arm in running it from from deep but pressure from Bargoed saw the ball spilled and replacement centre Jordan Howells crossed for a try and Josh Prosser converted to make the final score 34-8. 

The Warriors faced Mountain Ash in the cup semi final and came away with a hard fought 24-12 win at home. 

There were tries for Adam Jones, Cai Jones, Ethan Lott and Jack Chamberlain, and two conversions from Cai Jones in a dogged performance. 

Adam Jones played really well behind the scrum and Jack Chamberlin put  in some big tackles and a 50 metre break for his try running through a good few Mountain Ash defenders on the way. 

MOTM was Leon James though. There was a great shift from the No. 8, gaining some unbelievable ground with ball in hand with his impressive carrying. 

The Warriors now face Brecon RFC in the semi final. Date TBC.

This week all eyes will be on the Youth who play in the WRU Youth Plate Final against Carmarthen Athletic at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Friday 3.15 pm kick off.

Get along and support the boys and the last one out of Bargoed please can you turn the lights off. Good luck boys 🏉💪

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