25 January 2020 / Club News

Today's results

WRU Specsavers National League Division 2 West


The 'Blues' of Loughor were the visitors to Athletic Park and they proved to be a 'tough nut' to crack. They showed resiliance in abundance as Athletic strived to dominate proceedings on home soil. 

The opening ten minutes belonged to the Red & Blacks as they pressurised Loughor in their own 22 metre area. Some heroic defence by the visitors kept the home side at bay despite a strong scrummaging performance once again. After three penalties, it was time to settle things down and up stepped centre Tom Gravell to give Athletic a three point lead on six minutes. From the restart Loughor gained possesion and were themselves awarded a 30 metre penalty which stand off Jamie George duly despatched to level the scores. 

A period of forward play in the Blues half resulted in a second successful penalty kick by Gravell for Athletic to take a slender 6-3 lead. Ten minutes later a lovely passage of play by Athletic threequarters was rewarded with a fine try by wing Dan Davies. The touchline conversion attempt was narrowly missed. The final fifteen minutes of the half belonged to the visitors as they struck a 'purple patch' in retaining possesion and made good use of the pick and go tactic. The home defence proved to be heroic for most of this period, however on the stroke of half time, Loughor stand off George put in a well measured cross kick for winger Alex Eaton to win the race for the touch down in the corner. Jamie George added a beautiful touch line conversion to narrow the scores to within a point at the interval.

The second period continued to be a competitive affair, but it was the home side who scored two further tries by centre Aled Jones & scrum half Josh Rencken, both were converted by Tom Gravell to make the final score 25-10. Every credit must be given to Loughor for the determination they showed which defies their lowly league placing.

National Conference League West


An entertaining full on contest was carried out by these two very good sides. Skipper Will Edwards would have been delighted with the efforts of his Druids side who came out on top in a very tight game. Druids tries were scored by: Ryan Peagram, Barry John, Dave Evans & Steve Morse, Dave Evans added three conversions. A four try bonus point win was most welcome after last week's home defeat against Crymych.

Picture: Centre Aled Jones scored a lovely try today in his second game after returning from a prolonged lay off due to injury. Image courtesy of Royston Massocchi

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