Builth 12 - Skewen 29

Skewen travelled to Builth on Saturday knowing that three victories on the road could mean a winner takes all end of season showdown with league leaders Bonymaen. It was the Bulls however who had the first opportunity, unfortunately missing a penalty in the first minute. Skewen eagerly looking for an early score themselves responded well and raced into a 10 – 0 lead as firstly a penalty from their outside half then a try from the scrum half under the sticks and the subsequent conversion gave them the start they wanted. Skewen, clearly well motivated played at a high tempo and went further ahead before halftime as their burly Centre crashed over for a converted try. Luke Murray was to be shown a yellow, as the referee lost patience towards the end of the half.

 Half time:  Builth Wells 0 -  17 Skewen

Skewen quickly scored their third try soon after the break which went unconverted before the Bulls were able to use their forward strength to drive over from a lineout, the try going unconverted. This clearly rattled the visitors as they lost both their flanker, no 6 and their no 17 to yellow cards. The Bulls despite a succession of five metre scrums were unable to capitalise on the numerical advantage and were then reduced to 14 players as Ben Pugh received a red card. Skewen, much to the delight of the travelling support were soon to score their bonus point try, converted for a 29 – 5 lead. Builth did finish the season on a positive note as they scored a converted try in the last few minutes. 

Final Score: Builth Wells 12– 29 Skewen

Builth Wells Team: Neil Jarman, Ben Pugh (Capt), Luke Murray, Lucas Evans, Wayne Morris, Ashley Mills, Thomas Samuel, Ben Duggan, Jack Barrett, Gavin Jones, Gethin Lewis, Lex Botha, Tom Davies, Ben Davies, Dale Jones. Subs Ioan Jones, Rhys Field, Paul Griffiths, Jonathon Taylor, Phil Morgan