Maesteg RFC | 1st Team 23 - 22 Waunarlwydd RFC | 1st Team
Jamie Moore
2 Conversion
Alan Pope
2 Try
Steffan Jones
1 Try
Andrew Michael Rees Spowart
1 Conversion

Match Report
19 February 2018 / Team News

Maesteg v Waunarlwydd | 17th Feb 2018

On the day the earth shook in South Wales ( Some say it was caused by seismic activity, Gaffa claims it was God's disappointment at the lack of numbers in training.) Saturday 17th will be remembered by a few people for Waunarlwydd not capitalising on a good start, to lose another match away from home in Maesteg.

Waunarlwydd pressured early with a good driving line out, setting the platform for Alan Pope to apply a typically powerful finish for Waun to go 7 points up early on. Maesteg brought the game back within one point with two penaltys before Alan Pope scored his second. Waun go wide on the halfway line with hooker Andrew Lloyd throwing a fantastic pass which lead to Alan Pope breaking clear down the wing, scoring from 35m out. Maesteg then seemed to take control of the remainder of the game, Maesteg outside half had an excellent game and made a clean break from a scrum, drawing the full back and passing to the supporting player to score under the posts.
Halftime Maesteg 13 - 15 Waunarlwydd
Waunarlwydd had a difficult second half struggling with continuity and making far to many mistakes in key areas. Maesteg on the other hand showed more character and determination with a strong second half performance. Maesteg kicked a penalty to go in front before the outside half then created another good try, a clever grubber through a gap in the Waun defence helped Maesteg winger to touch the ball down and convert to go two scores in front. Waun scored the final try through Steff Jones scoring from a scrum 5yds from the Maesteg line to claim a losing bonus point.
Special mentions for Jamie Moore who tackled hard all game and Sion Evans (who's life mantra was "school is important but rugby is more importanter") improved Waun when he came off the bench. Another substitute who impressed was club stalwart Lee Brooks who always sets an example by turning up and giving 100% throughout his 30yrs with the club. During these 30years Lee has seen alot of changes in rugby, he does wish the jerseys had not changed though as the modern day Jersey does nothing for his figure.  Younger players would not go far wrong if they took a leaf out of Brooksy's book as far as reliability and commitment to the club are concerned.
A tough game but Waun now have a run of home games to look forward to.

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