Crymych win youth cup tie
12:01pm Monday 28th October 2013 in Sport
Cardigan Youth 10 Crymych Youth 26
On the evidence of this entertaining Welsh Cup second round tie which aptly drew a sizeable crowd to King George V Playing Field the future appears bright for both clubs with several talented youngsters coming through the ranks.
Contests between these two are invariably fiercely competitive and this scenario continued as the rivals went at it hammer and tongs with the Cardis in the ascendancy during the opening 40 minutes and the visitors moving up a gear to take control during the second period.
Cardigan struck first with a score in the opening quarter. When Crymych lost the ball in midfield fullback Alun Jenkins kicked on and won the race to the line for a try converted by outside half Luke Rogers who switched to scrum-half after the interval.
Visiting fly-half Sion Thomas brought his side back into contention with a penalty and he converted a try by hooker Ifan Phillips – son of former Wales and Neath star Kevin – and was successful with two further penalties that gave Crymych a four point advantage at the break.
Playing into the wind after change of ends Crymych improved in leaps and bounds as they kept things tight and the pack dominated, particularly during the final 20 minutes when it became clear there could be only one result.
As the Preseli lads held sway hooker Phillips went over twice to claim a try hat-trick and flanker Dylan Phillips also got in on the act.
For the homesters Rogers landed a penalty but it was no more than academical as the visitors roared to victory.