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Match Report
07 April 2019 / Team News

U13s Tigers punished away to Penarth

Llantwit Major RFC Tigers were away this week, travelling to Penarth Athletic field and home of Penarth RFC. 

A narrow home defeat at the start of the season meant the team travelled in the hope of another good contest. And with only a stiff breeze blowing across the undulating yet firm pitch, and a hint of Spring in the air, conditions could not have been much better.

With a number of new players in the squad, the coaches took the opportunity to experiment with selection.  In only his second game for the team James Wharfe started at 10, while Dexter Milburn was drafted into the back row from his usual full-back berth. After an encouraging training session on Thursday, the coaches chose to keep continuity by starting Tom Sheldon at scrum-half,  but this plan was disrupted by a late injury to starting 15, Tom Lamerton.  This meant the introduction from the bench of experienced scrum half, Tom Jones to start the game. 

An encouraging start saw second rower Jakob Jeziorski make a clean break and burst into the Penarth 22 only to be dragged down by the scrambling home defence. Unfortunately this proved to be the highlight of the half as Penarth took control of the game. A control that they refused to relinquish not matter how hard the Tigers tried. 

To their credit the Tigers fought bravely, but they continued to be punished by a very smart Penarth team. Experience counted as the home team managed the game, forcing a number of interception tries in the first half and ruthlessly punishing the visitors with a series of clever kicks that the Tigers were unable to handle in the second. This was intermixed with some simple, but sparkling backs play from the team in blue and red.

Ultimately Penarth ran out comfortable winners so congratulations go to them, but with each game providing more experience for the still developing Tigers team, the upward trajectory commented on by the encouraging home team coach once again offers something to build on. 

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