Monday, April 27, 2009

Rugby Notes

Another two matches to report on. Last Tuesday Ebbw Vale put on a poor showing in losing 33-17 at home to Cross Keys. Then on Saturday they gave a better, but not good enough, performance in losing 31-29 at Glamorgan Wanderers.

Just one point from the two games means that we are still in the relegation picture, along with six other clubs. For Ebbw to get relegated we would have to lose our last game (at Aberavon next Saturday) and both Bridgend and Pontypool win both of their respective remaining games. An unlikely scenario, but…

The picture is of Simon Pengelly sporting a wonderful black eye following a disagreement with a Cross Keys fist, courtesy of Graham’s top website Ebbw players.

Match reports here and here.

Team v Cross Keys: Matthew Edwards, Ieuan Coombes, James Davies, Shaun Powell, Andrew Bevan, Aaron Bramwell, Calwyn Morgan; Aaron Coundley, Matthew Williams, Anthony Lott, Matthew Griffin, Jonathan Griffiths, Rhys Jenkins, James Thomas, Simon Pengelly

Scorers: Try for Andrew Bevan and four penalties for on-loan full back Matthew Edwards

My man of the match: Matthew Williams, for a good work at the set pieces and in the loose.

Team v Glamorgan Wanderers: Andrew McLaughlan, Kevin Morgan, Tal Selley, Shaun Powell, Andrew Bevan, Aaron Bramwell, Rob Lewis; Anthony Lott, Richard Wilkes, Marc Jones, Nick Eaves, Matthew Griffin, James Thomas, Rhys Williams, Rhys Jenkins.

Scorers: Tries for Rhys Williams, Tal Selly and Nick Eaves, one conversion and three penalties for Aaron Bramwell and another penalty by Andrew McLaughlan.

My man of the Match: Rhys Williams, as he is almost every game he plays.

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