Welsh Cup 1st Round
Ynysybwll 0 Whitland 46
The Borderettes made the long trek up the valleys for this tricky cup tie against a gritty un- compromising division 1 side. The early exchanges were pretty even as the much larger Ynysybwl pack tried to bully the Borderettes but some great tackling from the back row trio of Natalie Walsh ,Jenny Collins and Elin Hywel ruined what turned out to be their only attacking option.
The first points of the game came after some good carries by the Borderettes pack resulted in second row Beca Norris crashing over from close range. Straight from the kick off a superb break by Walsh was halted in the opposition 22 the ball was re cycled quickly and moved wide to the opposite wing for Nic Walters to touch down wide out. It was all out attack by the green and whites now and there were three further tries added before half time, Collins added the first after stepping her way through the mid field to touch down under the sticks making for an easy conversion for Delyth Davies. And it was Davies who crashed over for the next and the final score of the half came from young hooker Lauren Morgan who powered over from close range with Davies adding the extras.
After the half time break the Referee awarded the home team a series of penalties which got them into the Whitland 22, drive after drive were held up by some great defence but the ref decided some of it was illegal and issued two yellow cards within mniutes of each other, even down to 13 the defence held up and after battering the Whitland try line for 10 minutes Ynysybwl knocked on and from the resultant scrum Walsh burst up field and off loaded to scrum half Emma Summons who sprinted away to score under the posts the conversion was kicked by Marie Griffiths. This seemed to knock the stuffing out of the home team and after some good interplay between backs and forwards Griffiths scored wide out and the final score of the game came from Alex Coles her first ever try for the Borderettes.
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