30 September 2017 / Club News

Cefn Coed 1st XV v Llandaff North 1st XV


The Wolves welcomed Llandaff North to the School Field today for the very first National League Match between the clubs since the introduction of the league system. In a very entertaining game the Wolves ran out winners by 18 pts to 12 pts.

The match began with the visitors taking every opportunity to move the ball wide. These early probes into the Cefn half resulted in an offside at the ruck which allowed Llandaff to take an early 3 point lead. This lead was quickly wiped out when Nathan Jones slotted two penalties for a six point to 3 lead. The second coming after an excellent break from James Hennessy, resulting in a deliberate knock down by the Llandaff centre. The visitors equalised just before the break to level the scores at 6 - 6.

The second half began with the visitors adding two further penalties to increase their lead to 12 pts to 6 pts. The home side battled back with successive drives up the field before captain for the day Aaron Hughes scored a converted try for the Wolves to take the lead. This was not to be lost as indiscipline on the part of the visitors resulted in a yellow card. From the resultant penalty kick to touch the Cefn forwards drove over the line for flanker Ross Sullivan to touch down. With the game entering the last minutes it looked like the league points were secure for the Wolves. However, Llandaff North had other ideas. The No 12 for the visitors intercepted the ball on his own ten metre line and  raced for the winning try. His solo effort was prevented by a magnificent try saving tackle from behind by Cefn centre Rhys Davies. This tackle certainly saved the day for the Wolves who claimed the league points.

Next week Cefn Coed 1st XV entertain Penallta 2nds in a National Bowl fixture on the School Field - Kick Off 2.30 pm. Penallta are one of a number of sides who have Second XVs entered in the National Bowl Competition.

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