The Crawshay’s Welsh Rugby Club’s Youth XV won a fantastic match of two very contrasting halves against a well drilled and determined Christ College Brecon 1st XV last Wednesday after trailing 33 – 5 at half time !
The College XV started off with a bang and scored three superb tries in quick succession within the first 15 minutes combining strong forward play and slick handling amongst the backs with centre and College Captain Olly Lewis to the fore. Crawshay’s began to gel towards the end of the first half but two further tries from College to only one in response resulted in a very passionate half time talk with the players from coaches Nigel Meek, Jonny Hawker and Gary Hicks!
Our players responded with immediate effect after the break and took the game to the College. The forwards began to take control with front row Joe Cowell, Tomas Pritchard and Aaron Attwood dominating giving the team some much needed possession. Tries followed from backs Kian Monaghan, Will Mahoney, outstanding number 7 and local lad Matt Williams of Brecon HS, 2nd row Ryan Mahoney – Jones and excellent Captain for the day Ioan Jones who scored two tries including a 30 metre romp to the line to take us into the lead with only minutes remaining. A remarkable victory despite a determined effort from the College was finally secured with a penalty in the dying minutes by excellent outside half Ceirion Harris of Ysgol Rhydywaun who also contributed two conversions.
Once again many thanks to all of the match day squad and coaching team for your contribution to a great game of rugby enjoyed by a large crowd of supporters including many ex Crawshay’s players and Vice Presidents all of whom thought it was one of the best 2nd half displays and comebacks ever seen by the Club against the excellent College team. Good luck for the remainder of the season to all, we look forward to seeing a number of you at our next match at Llandovery College on Wednesday 30th January 2019 kick off 2.00pm.
Final score :
Christ College Brecon 1st XV 33
Crawshay’s Welsh Rugby Club Youth XV 37
Kian Monaghan YG Rhydywaun
Will Monaghan Porthcawl RFC
Matthew Williams Brecon HS
Ryan Mahoney – Jones Porthcawl RFC
Ioan Jones (2) Seven Sisters RFC
Ceirion Harris (2) YG Rhydywaun
Ceirion Harris YG Rhydywaun