Veterans vs Seconds charity match 2015

No fewer than 45 players turned up for this Boxing day encounter.

This match turned out to be a great spectacle for the large crowd who turned out this Boxing day, with two evenly matched teams contesting for the Peter Davies Memorial Cup.

To raise funds for the Motor Neurone Association was the aim of this game and a total of £229 was collected during the day.

 

Excellent refereeing from Tom Davies 

Excellent refereeing from Tom Davies 

Some of the young faces here include Phillip Hammond, Adam Johnstone, Nick Howells, Ian Williams and Giles Marshall.

Some of the young faces here include Phillip Hammond, Adam Johnstone, Nick Howells, Ian Williams and Giles Marshall.

Captain for the Second team, Will Adams, grouped together his strongest possible team on the day, with such names as Gethin Lewis, Aled `Pony` Roberts, Hog, and Kyle Baggett to name but a few. This team looked odds on favourites to win the cup.

A major blow for the Veterans was losing their captain Pip Morgan in the first 10 mins and it was clear the veterans would be up against it. Head coach Ben Pugh rallied his troops and made the necessary changes and substitutions during the match.

The score swayed back and forth during the first half with some inventive rugby played by both teams. 

 

 

Another ruck won by Jungle John, Pickles and John Ralph

Another ruck won by Jungle John, Pickles and John Ralph

Early in the second half the Second team scored a couple of long range tries, the best being a try by prop Max Hilliard who ran in from the half way line, but the Veterans who seemed to be tiring, dug deep and battled right up to the last minute of the game,  when Simon James grabbed the winning try for the Veterans off a wayward kick, which re-bounded off the posts and he managed to ground to make the score 7-6 to the Vets.

 

Builth RFC looks forward to seeing you all next year!