Mountain Ash RFC | 1st Team 11 - 17 Aberdare RFC | 1st Team
Owen Young
1 Try
Garyn Payne
2 Conversion
1 Penalty
Morgan Biggins
1 Try

Match Report
24 March 2024 / Team News

Another hard fought victory for the Snakes

Mountain Ash 11 - 17 Aberdare

In a highly anticipated local derby between Mountain Ash and Aberdare, both teams entered the fray with aspirations of promotion, adding extra weight to an already crucial encounter. Aberdare's young squad emerged triumphant, showcasing their potential and determination in a hard-fought battle.

Aberdare seized early initiative as Garyn Payne opened the scoring with a penalty, swiftly followed by a remarkable team effort culminating in Morgan Biggins' try, converted by Payne, to extend the lead to 10-0.

Mountain Ash retaliated with a penalty, narrowing the deficit to 10-3.

Momentum shifted further as Mountain Ash capitalised on errors to score a try, edging closer at 8-10.

Undeterred, Aberdare finished the half strongly with Owen Young's well-executed try, converted brilliantly by Payne, setting the halftime score at 17-8 in their favour.

The second half witnessed Mountain Ash's resurgence, narrowing the margin with a penalty, making it 11-17.

Determined to defend their lead, Aberdare displayed resilience in the face of sustained pressure from Mountain Ash.

Their defence proved impenetrable, thwarting numerous attacks and securing crucial tackles.

Ultimately, Aberdare's defensive prowess and cohesive teamwork sealed the victory, a testament to their preparation and commitment throughout the week.

The triumph over table-topping Mountain Ash underscores Aberdare's potential and determination in their promotion quest.

As they look ahead to their next challenge against Cambrian, Aberdare's young squad remains focused and prepared for another demanding encounter.

With their sights set on promotion, Aberdare aims to continue their winning momentum, ready to tackle whatever obstacles lie ahead in their quest for success on the rugby field.


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