“Pooler” power proves too much for Wanderers

Wanderers 0 Pontypool 24 “Immensely proud of the effort and commitment the squad showed” Commented backs coach Darren Gibbon “In a perverse sort of way restricting Pontypool to 24 points was a success!” “I’ll take some criticism for not kicking the penalties early in the game” added captain Aaron Fowler ... More

Wanderers squeeze through to Mallett Cup semi after hard fought win

Wanderers 18 Rhiwbina 10 “We’d hoped to withdraw some of our first team regulars early and not use others but such was the quality of the Rhiwbina squad we were forced into doing everything we could just to secure the win.” Commented Martyn Fowler. With the recent rain the pitch was heavy but both sides served ... More

Wanderers dramatic late score snatches victory

Ystrad Rhondda 18 Wanderers 20 “We were second best for over an hour yesterday. Ystrad are a decent side whose luck will change but we have character and resilience in spades amongst this group and they never give up.” Commented Martyn Fowler “The fresh legs introduced to our pack made the difference when it ... More

Wanderers hang on to edge out Trebanos

Wanderers 12 Trebanos 10 “Certainly used our get out of jail card today” commented manager John Lyons “we had chances in the first half to put the game out of reach but credit to Trebanos they are a good side who like to play rugby and their endeavour nearly snatched them the win” “Despite the second half ... More

Wanderers battle back to record fine away win

Narberth 11 Wanderers 13 “The resilience shown by such a young group is tremendous. The first half was tough but they regrouped at half time, used the elements well and got themselves back into the game. They are so keen to learn and succeed its great to be a part of it” commented Martyn Fowler. “We knew the ... More

Wanderers beaten on the road.

Ystalyfera 26 Wanderers 22 “It goes to show that at this level if your attitude and application aren’t right you’ll come unstuck” commented manager John Lyons “All credit to Ystalyfera they stuck at it and deserved to come away with the points” After the heavy overnight rain the sides were met with a ... More

Fowler brace buries Beddau

Wanderers 23 Beddau 3 “We lacked a little accuracy in the first half but in the second half we reaped the rewards with 2 superb team tries. It was also pleasing to prevent a side as good as Beddau from scoring a try” commented Coach Darren Gibbon We’ve identified areas of weakness in the last few weeks and this ... More

Wanderers dig deep to Keys at bay

Cross Keys 14 Wanderers 20 “At one point it looked like lightning was going to strike twice for us as the pressure came on at the end of the game” commented Charlie Johnson, water-boy “It showed lots of guts to hang on and come away with the points” “Not pretty but we’ll take a win away from home every day ... More

Wanderers succumb to Bargoed power

Wanderers 16 Bargoed 32 “I’m proud of the boys. They stuck at it and were rewarded with a couple of tries at the end of the game. Unfortunately, their power up front took its toll. This is the level our players must aspire to play at if they are going to compete in this Championship.” Commented Martyn Fowler. On ... More

Tata tamed

Wanderers 27 Tata Steel 24 “It wasn’t pretty but a great advert for Championship rugby. 12 months ago we’d have lost that fixture. Great to see Phil Pariyo with his appetite back and with players away with the Blues A squad who’ll return we are feeling really positive” commented Martyn Fowler. “We know things ... More