Burry Port RFC | Youth Team 21 - 6 Felinfoel RFC | Youth Team

Match Report
20 September 2017 / Team News

Sweet Youth revenge win against strong Foel

Burry Port Youth welcomed Felinfoel Youth to the Memorial Park, full of hope & intent of taking retribution for last season’s league double results reversals.

In a week that saw torrential rain, it was also an excellent opportunity to test out the training field playing surface following it’s pre-season surface ventilation work to prevent water logging.

Burry started strongly from the first kick off, and immediately set off with intent towards Felinfoel’s 22m area.

Wave after wave of initial attacking phases were thwarted by Felinfoel, who looked equally up for the challenge.

One such attacking platform saw Felinfoel penalised for killing the ball at the breakdown, and so up stepped Tomos Davies to neatly convert the simple penalty from the 22m line.

Felinfoel immediately reacted to this and battled hard through several forward exchanges, in order to win themselves a penalty within a kickable range, through Burry’s ill discipline.

Fortunately for Burry, the kick just drifted wide of the uprights.

Further indiscipline crept into an otherwise very competitive game from both sides, with straight yellows shown to Burry’s forwards workhorse Rhys Williams for consecutive high tackles, which Felinfoel duly penalized by converting from close range.

However, it was then Felinfoel who suffered from the referee’s whistle and abuse and backchat cost their lively flanker a straight yellow, to return the sides to equal numbers once again.


HT : Burry Port 03   Felinfoel 03


Returning for the 2nd half, Burry stormed up field to chase down their kick off, and caught Foel disorganised and unprepared.

Their scramble defence could only clear the ball up to the 22m for a Burry throw in.

Taken quickly, clean ball from the top was distributed to the pacey backs, who attacked the Foel defence relentlessly.

With speedy recycled ball, it was left for Haydn Jordan to collect a short pass from 10m and run a direct path towards the try line.

Desperate defence from Foel temporarily held him up but his supporting forward pack ensured the necessary thrust to drive him over for a well deserved try.

This was duly converted by Tomos Davies.

Felinfoel tried to respond from the kick off but by now, Burry had their tails well & truly up and took control with their brutal forward drives ripping into the heart of the Foel defense.

On the rare occasions that Foel stole the ball, it was quickly retrived as was demonstrated by an almost perfect jackal movement performed by hooker Taran Galbraith, who’s two hand’s seemed almost superglued to the ball, to win a penalty kick for Burry.

Again, Tomos Davies sighted the posts and walked away with a further 3 points accumulated.

Suffering some player injuries by this time, Foel seemed to have given up the challenge, despite gaining a further successful penalty due to Burry’s unnecessary transgressions at the breakdown.

The injury situation was further compounded by Rhys Williams, who’s upright collision tackle on a Foel forward sent him backwards about 3 m and firmly pancaked into the playing surface.

Thankfully the player suffered no serious injury but certainly got the message and decided that his game was best ended at this point .

He duly retired to the sanctuary of the touchline.

It was Burry who deservedly had the last word, with yet another attacking movement which started with the forwards doing the hard yards from inside Burry territory to suck in the Foel pack, whilst quick released ball allowed the Burry backline to attack out wide.

Full back Tomos Davies cut sweetly into the line and then backed himself for pace, showing the outside to the defending Foel fullback to score a deserved try.

The conversion sailed just wide to end the game and presented  a deserved revenge win for Burry against a very capable Felinfoel side.


An entertaining rugby game of 2 differing halves, with a decent display of both tight and open running rugby created from both sides.

Burry will learn from playing against such quality opposition and this should support their preparation of another strong challenge expected from next week’s visitors, Lampeter Youth.


FT : Burry Port 21  Felinfoel 06

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