6th June 2018, 22:00
BRIDGEND BLUE BULLS 52 LLANELLI KNIGHTS 36
Bridgend Blue Bulls won an exciting battle with Llanelli Knights 52- 36 at Pyle RFC on Wednesday night.
Report and photo by Neil Goodman
Bridgend Blue Bulls won an exciting battle with Llanelli Knights 52-36 at Pyle RFC on Wednesday night.
The first 15 minutes were dominated by the Knights and it looked set to be a long day at the office for the Bulls.
They were 14-0 up by that time after tries from Ieuan Ace, Dan Maiden and Rhodri Morgan with one converted by George Freeman.
However the home side tightened up and fought their way back into the game with successive tries and varied play.
Tries from Keiran Hooper, Jack Dryden, Gareth Howells and Owen Thomas, three of them converted by Howells, put them into a 22-14 lead.
But Llanelli went into the break leading 26-22 after Jamie Evans and Maiden scored tries with Freeman converting both.
Bridgend established a commanding lead after the interval, one that they wouldn't give up again.
Dale Wood, Hooper, Howells, Hawkins and Dale all went over for tries with Howells converting.
By that time Bridgend were 52-32 up. Llanelli did register two second half tries. Maiden also completed his hat-trick, Taylor Phillips converting, in the middle of that run, and they had the final say with a Tom Evans try.
Also on Wednesday night, Valley Cougars lost in a friendly match to the Army side, REME RL (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) 42-16. The Cougars fielded different sides in each half as they arrived with a squad of 29 to select from. The Army side contained a number a Fijian players prompting the post-match song...