“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 ...
“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 ...
“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 ...
Cross Keys 14
“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 ...
“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.
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 ...
Cross Keys 22
“Yes we’re gutted to have lost but this week has been a massive learning curve and this group of players should realise that they are good enough to compete at this level” commented manager John Lyons after the narrow cup defeat to Cross Keys. “We’ve been able to look at new combina...
Cardiff Met 15
“Considering the changes in personnel a really pleasing result” Commented coach Darren Gibbon “Its left us with plenty of selection headaches ahead of the Cross Keys game this Saturday.”
Despite the dampness underfoot both sides showed a willingness to play rugby from the off. The ...
Maesteg Quins 8
“We felt at half time that we’d absorbed a lot of pressure and took time to get use to the physicality and tempo of the Championship but if we could just keep to our structure without spilling up possession we would pull through” commented Martyn Fowler. “This squad showed 9 changes ...
“You learn plenty when winning but more when things don’t go according to plan” commented Martyn Fowler after the pre-season defeat at the hands of Dunvant. “We’ve given everyone a chance in the 3 games and we saw some new combinations today. A few players really put in big shifts Josh ...