Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rugby Notes

Ava and I went to see Ebbw’s narrow (22-24) defeat at the hands of Llandovery the other week. Coming in on the back of a couple of enormous wins, Llandovery were big favourites, but Ebbw gave a very good account of themselves and could have won it. Could have, could have.

Ebbw bested their pack and kept the Llandovery backs starved of ball – which was just as well as they looked likely to run riot every time they had the ball. What centre Joe Ajuwa is doing playing at this level is beyond me.

Centre pairing of Nick Wakley (thanks Graham for the pic) and Shaun Powell looked good, Rhys Williams was as good as ever and Chunky’s work around the field was excellent. But winning is a habit that Ebbw seem to have gotten out of.

Didn’t go to Carmarthen last weekend to see the 3-41 reversal there. Again, a 3-3 half time score didn’t hold up as the team faded in the second half.

Saturday coming it’s the last home game of 2009 (who the heck sets the fixture list?). Ebbw entertain high-flying Swansea. I’ll travel in hope...

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