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Swifts Match Reports – Sunday 24th March 2019

Under 7’s

On Sunday Tenby Under 7s hosted Fishguard Under 7s at the Clicketts ground. The glorious sunny morning made for a great display of rugby from both sides. This was the fourth time of playing the opposing side this season, so Tenby knew they were up for a tough match and Fishguard did not disappoint.  It was a high scoring match with both sides showing excellent team skills, passing the ball well and joining together in defence to grab some amazing tags.  Try of the match had to come from Dylan who ran almost the whole length of the field before touching down. Tenby came out the winners, scoring 13 tries to Fishguard’s 11. A real pleasure to watch!  Man of the match went to Jude for his excellent three tries. Big welcome also to new team member Rhys!

Team – Caitlyn Lewis, Rupert James, Dylan Drewett, Jevan Guymer, Jude Christen, Craig Roberts, Rhys Broadhurst, Rhys Barrellie, Ethan Brace, Bobby Waters, Bobby Field-Thomas.

Tries – Jude(3),Rupert(2),Ethan (2), Bobby FT(2), Craig(2),Jevan,Dylan.


Under 10’s

Last Sunday saw Tenby Swifts Under 10s travel to Llanelli to take part in The New Dock Stars Festival. Conditions were ideal for an afternoon of fast flowing rugby.

First up for Tenby was Gowerton B team. Tenby got off to a slow start conceding a try in the first 2 minutes. Slowly but surely Tenby came back into the game and got the score level through a fine try by Thomas Prince. A tough game first up but some excellent defensive work by Madoc, Ethan Lewis, Ollie Tucks and Evan Christen saw Tenby get the draw

Second up for Tenby was a game against Builth Wells. After the slow start in the first game, Tenby hit the ground running in this. Some powerful running by Bennett close to the Builth Wells try line seen him pop the ball to Ollie Tucks who crashed over the line. The next try came soon after with slick handling from Rhys Barnes, George Mcdonald saw Ethan Wright going over in the corner to make it 2-0. Watertight defence from Tenby saw Builth Wells struggle to get a foothold in the game and two trys, after again some quick hands from Lucas Haditch and Jack Henson saw Logan Hall go over twice to make it 4-0 to Tenby who seemed to be going from strength to strength.

Third up was Llangennach. Another comfortable win for Tenby with great attacking play from Max, Bennett and a gutsy performance from Jack Henson saw trys come from Thomas Prince, George Mcdonald (2) and Rhys Barnes. Just 1 try conceded in 3 games goes to show the work all these boys put in at training,has shown results in the defensive side of the game

Last up for a now rampant swifts side was a tough game against Gowerton A Team. Neither team tasting defeat in the festival and Gowerton not losing a game since the under 7s back in 2016. Safe to say that Tenby was up against it. After a cagey first few minutes it was clear that neither team was willing to give an inch. Gowerton broke through the Tenby line and we’re unlucky not to go over in the corner. This was the kick into action tenby needed. More powerful running from Bennett and Tucks saw space open up out wide and Logan took advantage of this to get the first try of the game. Great attack play by all the team saw Logan go over again right at the death. This capped off a fine win for Tenby

Squad: Madoc, Ethan L, Ethan W,
Ollie Tucks, George Mc, Evan, Lucas, Max, Bennett, Thomas, Rhys, Logan, Jack, Caitlyn Lewis (mascot)

Thank to all the parents who travelled and support they gave throughout. Well done to all the boys who helped Builth Wells out to make up their numbers so that each and every child could enjoy and play and New Docks Stars RFC for hosting a well organised and accommodating Festival. We really enjoyed, thank you!


Under 11’s

Last Sunday Tenby Under 11s travelled away to Crymch to take them on in the 1/4 finals of the Cup. The home team started as predicted by applying the pressure from the first whistle and this resulted in a quick opening try. After converting the try the home team took a early 7-0 lead. Tenby followed this up by putting together some strong phases and trying to gain some territory of their own. Both sets of forwards work rates were impressive and although the seasiders defended hard it would be Crymch who would turn the pressure into points and crash over for their second and extend their lead to 14-0. This was the point in the game where Tenbys strength of character shone through. A determined run by Lewis up the touch line nearly saw Tenby pull a quick score back but a last ditch tackle put him in touch inches from the try line. It resulted in great field position for the seasiders. The forwards continued to apply the pressure and kept hold of possession. Finally a ball secured by Jack gave the backs the chance to move the ball quickly and a determined run by Connor saw him cross in the corner and the gap in the score closed to 14-7. Tenby were building abit of momentum and starting to produce some lovely running rugby. With the first half coming to a close the backs used a finally opportunity to create some space for Alfie and his speed and strength were too much for the Crymch defence and he crashed over to score and have the seasiders go into the second half equal at 14-14. Second half saw both teams throw everything at each other but both defences through numerous tackles held strong. Crymch were to break through first though and take the lead once again at 21-14. Tenby backs tried hard to put some runs together to create space and gain some much needed territory but it would once again be Crymch who would seize and opportunity to cross for their forth of the morning and extend the lead to 28-14. Crymch quickly built on their momentum and crossed for two more tries and now had the score at 42-14. Tenby did themselves proud in the final minutes of the game. They never gave up and continued to fight for one more score of their own. Unfortunately tired hands saw Crymch jump on one last opportunity to score a final try on the full time whistle. Final score was 49-14. Captain for the morning was Lewis. The team would like to thank everyone who travelled for their support.


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