31 October 2022 / Club News

Bargoed 1sts Match Report

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1st XV Match Report 

Bargoed welcomed local rivals Cross Keys to Bargoed Park in a battle between two sides who have recently both had winning streaks in the National Championship. 

Bargoed knew that Keys would provide a serious threat and that’s how it turned out as although Bargoed were victorious 34-7 they were tested by Keys for long periods of the game with the score flattering the home side.

The early exchanges saw loads of physicality and a few errors as both sides looked to gain the edge. It was Bargoed who opened the scoring with a penalty from a Steff Jones. 

Bargoed increased the lead when hooker Wade Langley scored from an effective driving line-out. 

Cross Keys were struggling to apply pressure to the hosts as Bargoed dominated at set piece and Keys conceded a series of penalties. 

Bargoed scored again with a try from Tom Rice to lead 15-0 at half time.

The second half saw Bargoed make some changes with Lewys Lippiett replacing Wade Langley, and he profited from good work with a driving line-out providing g the platform for Lippiett to barrel his way over, Jones converted and the hosts lead 22-0 and were in the driving seat.

Keys had other ideas and Walker Price squeezed in at the corner to reduce the lead. The visitors now had the upper hand and had Bargoed under severe pressure but superb defence from the Bulls over a.sustained period managed to keep them out.

Bargoed brought on Keaton Davies, Keegan Bale, Corrie Thomas and Josh Prosser and with Thomas, Lippiett, Brown and Bale carrying impressively the hosts were able to generate quick ball. The penultimate try saw good build up with from Matthew Lewis and Keegan Bale who put James Leadbeater over to score after 77 minutes.

Bargoed played out from the kick off and managed to get the ball into the Keys half and when they had a line-out 15 yards out. The pack took the lead to drive the line out and enable Lippiett to crash over for his second try. Jones converted and Bargoed got the bonus point win, but all credit to the young Keys outfit who worked hard and at times stressed the Bargoed defence. 

The Coaches were pleased with the win but know there are plenty of work ons over the next couple of weeks. However Bargoed can take confidence from many aspects of the game, particularly their accuracy in attack in the latter part of the game. 

The 1st XV return to action on Saturday 12 November away to Pontypool.

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