12 March 2017 / Team News

Super Sawyer Shines in the Springtime!

Super Sawyer Shines in the Springtime!

 Cae 15-10 Pontyclun

A large crowd gathered for this return fixture against top quality opposition, perhaps boosted by the warming spring sunshine and the chance to sit in the grandstand.
The smiles still danced on our lips from Friday night's rugby spectacular and we rubbed our hands in anticipation as the ref blew his whistle for kick off....

First half: Cae 10-5 Pontyclun

As expected, this was a closely fought affair, with neither side willing to yield an inch and Pontyclun looking for revenge after we ended their long winning run back in October.
We opened the scoring after Charlie won a great turnover, the ball went through the hands and Tom Lewis raced over like a young Georgie North.
Pontyclun equalised before a moment of magic from little Ryan: picking the ball up in his own 22 he kicked ahead then ran past every Caerphilly and Pontyclun player to gather and score. Wow!
Pontyclun were struggling to secure ball this half as Sawyer covering every inch of grass tackled like a whirling dervish and carried the ball with such force that he could easily have been mistaken for the 8.18 from Aber to Cardiff as it hurtles through the tunnel.

Second half: Cae 15-10

This half was a bit more stop start as repeated knock ons and penalties slowed the game right down.  Both sides consequently struggled to find a rhythm as the first hints of 2017 sunburn brushed the faces of enthralled parents.
Pontyclun levelled things and it looked for a while as if that might be the final score, but Ross the boss had other ideas as he timed his run beautifully to crash home for the winning try.
 Pontyclun continued to knock on the door but a strong defensive effort from Jess and some good work from Evan on the wing held them at bay, before a good barnstorming run from Adam down the line heralded the last action of the day.

Man of the match:

Was Sawyer, for a rollicking forward performance, really fronting up to a strong opposition. He competed with no little vigour at ruck time, always advanced across the gain line with ball in hand and would willingly tackle Godzilla if he saw him striding towards him, all this is in addition to him being a lovely lad. When asked what he put his great performance down to, he replied: "This award is dedicated to super sammy warburton, all those journalists that wrote him off before the six nations can now spend the summer eating humble pie whilst watching him play for the Lions!"
Wise words indeed, onwards and upwards.


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