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Match Report
25 April 2018 / Team News

Waunarlwydd v Maesteg | 21 Apr 2018

If the cows are lying down it is meant to be a sign of rain, in Waunarlwydd if first team coach David Watts is applying factor 50, it's a sign sky's are clear and the sun is out making for good rugby conditions. This was the case on Saturday when Waunarlwydd hosted Maesteg, which was originally set for October 2017 but due to bad weather was called off and the date rescheduled.

Maesteg scored first via a penalty but it was great running rugby from Waun to score the first try, which set the standard for the game. Rhys Cherry broke the line supported by Dan Moyle and Leighton Lamb who passed to Steff Jones to score the first try, Maesteg answered with another penalty, two more tries from Waun then followed. First was a penalty try awarded for collapsing a rolling maul from a line out, then during the last play of the first half centre Adam '#' Mort then charged down a kick on the half way line, regathered and raced clear to score an excellent try putting Waunarlwydd into a commanding lead at halftime.
HT Waunarlwydd 21 - 6 Maesteg
Second half continued much the same as the first, both teams looking to play exciting rugby which was great to watch. Maesteg were down but not out and pressed Waun to get back in the game, a good slip pass lead to Maesteg centre scoring from close range. Waunarlwydd cemented the win with a great solo try from wing Sam Pridgeon. Pridge returned a Maesteg clearance, carving through the defence and bouncing off the last defender to close the game out for Waunarlwydd.
FT Waunarlwydd 28 - 13 Maesteg 
Lots of Waunarlwydd players deserving of a mention including Leighton Lamb, Dan Moyle and James Cleary just to name a few, but the Waun centres were excellent. #morty#quality, but man of the match Andrew 'Gretchy' Spowart put in an excellent display. Gretchy ran and supported well barely making a mistake, but it was his tackling that impressed most, holding people up in the collision on countless occasions to turn the ball over for a Waun scrum in an impressive 80 minutes from the fullback turned centre. Finally a thank you for Del and Thomas Rolands who stepped in on the gate to cover Lee 'always on one knee' Morris. Lee was unavoidably detained plotting his next engagement, the whole of the club wish him well and are hoping we will at least get a stag out of this one.