Seven Sisters 16 - 17 Builth Wells

BUILTHS DUGGAN INSPIRES IN VICTORY OVER SISTERS

The Bulls pulled off a thoroughly deserved, if narrow win on the road at Seven Sisters.

It was Seven Sisters who enjoyed plenty of possession in the early stages but were unable to make much headway in the face of solid defence. The first points were claimed by the Bulls when a loose pass was beautifully intercepted by No. 8 Ben Duggan who raced for the line for an easy score, Full- back Seb Barrett adding the extras. The home team saw reward for their attacking efforts 20 minutes in with their own try in the corner which went unconverted. Full-back Daniel Norton put Sisters ahead for the first time in the game when an offside ruling gave them a penalty kick at the post on the half hour and they extended their lead just before the break with another try in the corner, again unconverted. The half time score 7-13 and it looked as if the hosts were comfortably in control. Builth spent a good spell in their opponents 22 after the break and earned a penalty which was ably slotted by Barrett. His kick was cancelled out shortly after when Seven Sisters were awarded their own shot at goal when Builth captain Ben Pugh was shown yellow for what was deemed a deliberate block. When Pugh rejoined, Builth also made changed to the front row. Rhys Field taking over tighthead duties from Neil Jarman. With fresh legs in a pack that had worked well all day, Builth started to pile pressure onto the opposition, Duggan in particular putting in an immense performance. They were eventually rewarded with a penalty try. Seven Sisters were also reduced to fourteen men with their hooker yellow carded for the infringement. Barrett didn’t spoil his 100 percent record, added the extra points and gave Builth a slender lead, turning the game on its head.

The home team had their opportunity to win, earning two penalty kicks late on but to the delight of the travelling support both drifted wide. Final Score 16-17

The Bulls have a habit of upsetting the form book recently and will look forward to their next game on the Groe against table topping Skewen on 20th February

Team Sheet

1 David Bayliss

2 Phil Morgan

3 Neil Jarman

4 Lucas Evans

5 Daniel Oakley

6 Wayne Morris

7 Tom Samuel

8 Ben Duggan

9 Ben Pugh (Capt)

10 Gavin Jones

11 Joe Godley

12 Stephen Boore

13 Gethin Lewis

14 Tom Davies

15 Seb Barrett

SUBS

Dan Oakley

Kyle Baggett

Rhys Field

Dale Jones

Alex Brown