Builth Wells 9 – 6 Bonymaen

Barrett shines for Bulls

Despite no game time for almost a month, Builth continued to improve on performance as Man of the Match Seb Barrett won a kicking competition on the Groe on Saturday, scoring all of the Bulls points.

Nick Howells team were starting second from bottom and were looking for their third successive win in the league against third place Bonymaen.

The visitors enjoyed much of the possession throughout the game, but time and time again came up against a brick wall of defence. Builth were down to fourteen men when Wayne Morris received marching orders shortly before half time but Bonymaen failed to capitalise when the resulting penalty kick at goal drifted wide. Half time score 0-0.

Despite being a man down it was Builth that started the second half the brighter of the two teams, Barrett kicking his first of three penalty goals. Bonymaen could have scored soon after but having crossed the line, the ball was adjudged held up. They did get on the score board shortly after with their own penalty kick to bring the points level.

Given the poor playing conditions, there were never going to be many scoring opportunities and the two teams then traded penalty kicks at goal. With the clock ticking down it looked as if the honours would be shared with the score line a 6 points each. Builth always looked like they wanted this one more though and a fine break from Man of the Match contender Dan Oakley put the Bulls deep in to the opposition 22 only to be tackled just short of the line. With Oakley judged to be holding on to the ball the resulting penalty for Bonymaen failed to find touch. Seb Barrett collected the ball on the wing and shrewdly ran in field. As Builth continued to press, an infringement in front of the posts by Bonymaen handed the Bulls the opportunity they deserved. Barrett held his nerve and kicked the final points of the game. Final score 9-6.

Builth travel to Ystalyfera next Saturday.

Team Sheet

1 Neil Jerman

2 Phil Morgan

3 David Bayliss

4 Lucas Evans

5 Dan Oakley

6 Wayne Morris

7 Ashley Mills

8 Ben Duggan

9 Ben Pugh (Capt)

10 Gavin Jones

11 Seb Barrett

12 Steven Boore

13 Gethin Lewis

14 Kyle Baggett


Dylan McPhee

Nathan Jones

Max Hilliard

Will Adams