In the category of better late than never, a quick report on Ebbw Vale’s loss to Glamorgan Wanderers last week. Ebbw lost 9-13 in the dullest game of the year. Yet again Ebbw failed to cope with a team that was streetwise but had limited skill. The Ebbw Vale RFC website called it forgettable, and The Steel Daffodil called it disappointing.
Team: Andrew McLaughlan, Ieuan Coombes, Kristian Owen (capt.), Shaun Powell, Andrew Bevan; Dai Langdon, Robert Lewis; Aaron Coundley, Richard Wilkes, Jamie Corsi; Gavin Lucas, Matthew Griffin; Jonathan Griffiths, Rhys Jenkins, James Thomas. Subs: Mathew Williams, Anthony Lott, Nick Eaves, Simon Pengelly, Ieuan Evans, Andrew Williams, James Lewis.
Scorers: 3 penalties for Dai Langdon
My man of the match: A struggle to pick out someone who stood out, but Matt Griffin grafted well.
Ebbw’s next game is tomorrow (Tuesday) night when Llanelli visit, 7:30 kickoff.
One game I will be missing is the 4th round of the cup. Ebbw Vale has been drawn away again this year, and the trip is even longer than usual: Llandudno on the north Wales coast.