On 18th April the Brynteg Senior Rugby Team played against Ysgol y Preseli in the Senior Welsh Cup Final at the Principality Stadium Cardiff. After a superb season and an undefeated League Campaign the team looked to conclude their successful Rugby careers in Brynteg in the right fashion.
Brynteg attempted to play an expansive style early on but the opposition dominated possession. Brynteg defended heroically and kept the score 0-0 until some ill-discipline allowed Preseli to take the lead. Brynteg managed to launch a great counter attack from Captain Joe Patterson linking with Number 8 Tom Davies which relieved the pressure. Brynteg played well and with a surging run from Left Winger Joe Davies forcing the Preseli Full Back into a try saving tackle, before some close range scrums. This paid dividends, after some resilient defence from Prop Chris Crumpton powered over and Centre Harry Hopkins converted.
Brynteg then dominated possession and a tiring Preseli defence struggled to keep up. The Preseli 22m Matthew Hobby threw a superb miss pass to find Oran Harry in the wide channel who bundled over taking 2 defenders with him to make the score 12-3. Preseli fought back but mistakes cost them possession allowing Brynteg to build another attack. Cameron Lewis drove the attack up to the Preseli try line where a few try saving tackles kept them from scoring. During the resultant ruck Hobby executed a speculative cross field kick which after some readjustment was taken by Oran Harry to step inside and score his second of the match. With 15 minutes to go Hobby scored at the touch line. Preseli’s Forwards fought their way back into the match which paid off securing a try under the posts and conversion making it 19-10. Brynteg’s defence and discipline kept Preseli at bay until the final whistle sounded making Brynteg the Senior Welsh Cup Champions.
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Brynteg School would like to thank: South Wales Wood Recycling who continue to sponsor our Jerseys, Sarah at Ethical Property who sponsored the T shirts, Gwyn Jones Coaches, Belief Sports and Rhod Davies our Physiotherapist for continued support throughout the whole year.
Also Many thanks to Mrs Howley and Café No 11 for the good luck and coffee before the match and thanks to Josh Navidi, Rob Howley and Josh Turnbull for the good luck messages and Rhys Webb for paying us a visit earlier on in the week and signing our Brynteg Lions Jersey!