Match Report 16 th january 2016
Cardiff Metropolitan University 60, Llanharan 7
Llanharan tries – penalty try, Scott Malone, Tom Evans. Cons – Harrison Evans 2.
Cardiff Met tries – Max George 2, Myles Churcher 2, James Beal 2, Miles Moorhouse, John Humphreys, John Dawe, Corey Whane. Cons –George Simpson 3. Alex Harrison.
15 OLLIE SMYTH,
14 MORGAN WILLIAMS,
13 LEE EDGECOMBE,
12 GAVIN PARSONS
11 SCOTT MALONE(C)
10 HARRISON EVANS,
9 NICKY THEAKER,
1 TOM EVANS,
2 JACK HAINES, (RHYS TAYLOR 65)
3 TOM HARRIS
4 JAMES BEATON, (TOM WILLIAMS 60)
5 OWAIN HOWE,
6 TOM WILSON,
7 CARL LEATHER
8 HUW THOMAS.
MID GLAM PREMIER DIVISION
Another spirited and committed display by Llanharan ending in defeat by a more powerful and speedy side, who had the continuity of play to overwhelm their visitors.
The first half was fairly even in both territory and play with both sides trying to play running rugby and attack from anywhere on the field. Llan had slightly more of the game with possession and position in their favour but were unable to turn this possession into points. An off side decision against Llan led to the first points of the game , when Cardiff Mets No. 12 , Tom Morgan converted the penalty. A series of penalties against Llan led to a pushover try scored by Cardiff Mets No 4, Alec Dombrant, who had a particularly good game with his strong running.
Llanharan put pressure on the oppositions try line with some good lineout work by Owain Howe and Keiron Martin. This pressure resulted in a yellow card for Cardiff Met, with their number 6, Dominic McGeekie being sidelined. But Llan could not convert the pressure into points. Cardiff Met came back with what was only their third incursion into Llanharan territory which resulted in a try for
wing James Beale. Half time score 15_0 to Cardiff Met.
After the good work put in by Llanharan they felt they were in with a chance during the second half.
The second half started with Cardiff Met raising the pace of the game and quickly spreading the ball to their wings. The continuity of being together on a full time basis showing its benefits. Their forwards started to show their power using their greater size and speed to good effect.. They dominated in the scrums and after some effective drives on the Llan line gained a penalty try. Cardiff Met then run riot, running the ball at evey opportunity, the speed of their backs created havoc, resulting in a glut of tries. Llanharan tried hard to respond but lack of possession and the tenacity of the Cardiff Met defence stalled the moves. There was some consolation when Llan drove hard for the Cardiff Met line resulting in a try for hooker Sam Pick, which was converted by Scott Jones. This set back inspired Cardiff Met to more attacks which could not be stemmed by the stoic defence of Llanharan, resulting in a final score of 60 points to 7 to Cardiff Met.