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Risca RFC | Under 11s 7 - 21 RTB (Ebbw Vale) RFC | Under 11s

Match Report
05 February 2017 / Team News

Steelers overcome the weather, illness and injury to enjoy a good weekend

RTB Steelers U11's overcame the dreadful weather of last week and squad depletions through illness/injury to record a hard fought victory over our great friends Risca. The squad that took the field was missing four regular players, however the team battled hard against the initial onslaught. Superb ball handling skills from Risca provided a constant threat in the first half. However, the direct play of the RTB team counteracted the fluent handling of Risca. Good running from Mitch Parker, Max Gregory and Charlie Birch put Risca under great presure.
As the game progressed the RTB boys started to gain the upper hand without dominating the scoreboard. Good work around the ruck from Liam Price provided good ball that was used well by half backs Liam Selway and Lewis Prendergast. As we entered the final minutes the game was not secured, until 'the poacher' Ryan Dennington intercepted as Risca threw caution to the wind. That meant a score of 21 point to 7 in favour of RTB in a game superbly refereed and played in tremendous spirit.
There were good performances throughout and it was great to see Thom Chaffey, Johann Francis and Elliott Hughes all making good contributions in a good team display.
 
This was the second leg of a busy weekend as many of the team members were involved in the superb Blaenau Gwent Schools Under 11 display v Newport Schools on saturday.
Josh Davies, Owen Jones, Charlie Birch, Ryan Dennington, Lewis Prendergast, Dylan Edwards, Liam Selway, Mitch Parker, Max Gregory and Harri Jacob all performed valiantly in that great display against a far larger Newport outfit.
The Schools set up now go on to play Llanelli Schools in a DC Thomas cup tie on wednesday night at the 'Rec' in Tredegar.
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