St Josephs RFC | 1st Team 40 - 25 Aberdare RFC | 1st Team
Callum Owen
1 Try
Jarrad Hippsley
1 Conversion
Jamie Richards
1 Conversion
2 Penalty
1 Try
Jack Payne
1 Try

Match Report
05 September 2023 / Team News

St Josephs vs Aberdare

In a Division 1 East Central rugby match between St Josephs and Aberdare, it was an action-packed game with both teams displaying their strengths and weaknesses. Here's a match report:

The game kicked off with St Josephs taking an early lead, scoring a penalty to make it 3-0. However, Aberdare quickly responded with a penalty of their own, courtesy of Jamie Richards, leveling the score at 3-3. This boosted Aberdare's confidence after facing early pressure from St Josephs.

St Josephs, not to be outdone, came back with a couple of penalties that they kicked to the corner. From a driving lineout, they managed to cross the try line, taking the lead 8-3.

Aberdare wasted no time in responding, with a fantastic break up the field that saw Jamie Richards pouncing on a loose ball to score a try. Richards then successfully converted, putting Aberdare ahead for the first time in the match, 8-10.

St Josephs continued to fight back, securing a long-range penalty to narrow the score to 11-10. Just before halftime, Callum Owen made a brilliant break up the field, chipped the ball over a defender, regathered it, and scored in the corner, making it 11-15 in favor of Aberdare at halftime.

In the second half, St Josephs found their second wind, adding three more points early on to bring the score to 14-15. This boost in confidence led to another try and conversion, exploiting some weak defense by the young Aberdare team, making it 21-15 in favor of Aberdare.

Jamie Richards continued to be a key player for Aberdare, converting a penalty from halfway to reduce the deficit to 21-18. However, Aberdare's hopes of a comeback were dashed as St Josephs dominated the second half. They scored their bonus point try, stretching the lead to 33-18.

St Josephs continued to capitalize on their momentum, adding a fifth and St Josephs final try of the match and successfully converting it, making the score 40-18.

With only minutes left on the clock, Aberdare's young team showed determination and managed to score a try through Jack Payne, which was converted by Jarrad Hippsley. The final score saw St Josephs winning 40-25.

It was a valuable learning experience for Aberdare's young team, who faced an experienced St Josephs side in this Division 1 East Central clash.


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