Aberdare RFC | 1st Team 22 - 10 Abercwmboi RFC | 1st Team
Kieron Parry
Try 1
Morgan Biggins
Conversion 1
Ben Miller
Try 2
Garyn Payne
Try 1
Aaron Bolitho
1 Conversion
1 Penalty

Match Report
30 September 2023 / Team News

Aberdare 22 - 10 Abercwmboi

In a thrilling local derby match, Aberdare faced off against Abercwmboi and emerged victorious with a final score of 22-10.

The game had its fair share of ups and downs, making for an exciting spectacle for the fans. The first 25 minutes of the match saw Abercwmboi coming out strong, displaying an unexpected willingness to run the ball from all over the field, despite their known strengths in the forward pack. Aberdare found themselves conceding a couple of penalties, which Abercwmboi capitalised on by opting to take the points, taking an early 0-3 lead. A pivotal moment occurred when a wayward pass from Aberdare resulted in Abercwmboi breaking down the field.

A tackle off the ball by Owen Young led to a penalty try for Abercwmboi, extending their lead to 0-10.

However, Aberdare showed their resilience and determination, clawing their way back into the game. Ben Miller played a crucial role for Aberdare, intercepting the ball and making an impressive run of three-quarters of the pitch to score in the corner, narrowing the score to 5-10.

With Aberdare's confidence on the rise, Garyn Payne broke through Abercwmboi's defence, beating several defenders to score a crucial try, levelling the score at 10-10 going into halftime.

In the second half, Abercwmboi managed to find renewed energy and put Aberdare under pressure. Despite their efforts, Aberdare's defence held firm, denying Abercwmboi any additional points. Aberdare then executed a brilliant break downfield, with slick passing leading to Ben Miller finding space, sidestepping two defenders to score another try. Morgan Biggins successfully converted the try, giving Aberdare a 17-10 lead.

As the game progressed, Aberdare's confidence continued to grow, while Abercwmboi appeared to tire. Aberdare's solid defence proved to be the deciding factor, as they thwarted every attempt by Abercwmboi to mount a comeback. Ultimately, Aberdare secured the bonus point try, scored by Kieron Parry, putting the game out of reach for Abercwmboi, and sealing a well-deserved 22-10 victory for the home team


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