Pencoed 15 - 22 Builth Wells

Captains Hat Trick delivers win for the Bulls

A hat trick of tries for captain Ben Pugh sealed victory for Builth last Saturday in their final games of season away to Pencoed.

Builth, playing into bright sun and in front of their biggest travelling support all season started the better of the two teams, centre Stephen Boore back to his best regularly punching holes in the gain line and forcing Pencoed on to the back foot. An early penalty for Builth in the Pencoed 22 saw full back Seb Barrett opt for the line out and Pugh score the first points of the game touching down from the resultingdriving maul. The increasingly reliable Barrett adding the extras.

Builth nearly added to their points tally shortly after when winger Gethin Davies collected his chip ahead and sprinted for the line only to be tackled just short and bundled into touch.

A better period of play followed for the home team. A miss-kick from fly half Dale Jones sent the ball out on the full. With the line out in the Builth 22, Pencoed tried the driving maul tactic themselves and Builth judged guilty of bringing down the maul, Pencoed opted for the posts but kicked wide. Undaunted Pencoed were soon on the attack again and with the Bulls missing tackles in mid field it was only a sloppy forward pass forced from a try saving tackle by Kyle Baggott that saved Builth blushes and kept the score line at 7 nil to Builth at half time.

Pencoed rallied in the second half, their scrum which had been shaky for the first quarter was now functioning well, forcing errors from the Builth pack and earning another kick at goal which was slotted successfully. Invigorated by this, Pencoed took the lead minutes later, crossing for their first try 10 minutes later but missed the conversion.

Builth made changes shortly after, Joe Godley on for Baggott on the wing, Rhys Field on for Neil Jarman at tight head and Lucas Evans replacing Dan Oakley. Another infringement offered Pencoed another penalty just within the half way line. The kick drifted wide of the upright.

Builth rallied going into the last half hour with Pencoed penalised for not releasing, Barratt put boot to ball for a lineout, deep in the opposition 22. In a repeat of the first half, the referee blew for a penalty to Builth, Pencoed adjudged to have committed the same offence. Barrett put the Bulls back into the lead with a comfortable kick at posts. Moments later, Builth extended their lead when Pugh had his second try from another tried and tested driving maul. Barrett again adding the extras.

Undeterred, the home team hit back and capitalising from missed tackles, ran in an easy try under the posts a successful conversion narrowed the deficit to two points with 10 minutes to go.

With the sun now on their backs, Builth used it to their advantage kicking high and forcing mistakes from the hosts. Joe Godley challenging superbly in the air and winning a great take to put Builth on the front foot again and sending his captain in for his hat-trick. The conversion this time kicked wide spoiling a near perfect kicking performance from Barrett.

Final score 15-22. The Bulls will hope that the result will be enough to secure a Division One spot next season, with teams behind them having games in hand it may be out of their control.

Team :

1 Dave Bayliss

2 Phil Morgan

3 Neil Jarman

4 Wayne Morris

5 Dan Oakley

6 Tom Samuel

7 Alex Brown

8 Ben Duggan

9 Ben Pugh (c)

10 Dale Jones

11 Gethin Davies

12 Steven Bore

13 Gethin Lewis

14 Kyle Baggott

15 Seb Barrett

Subs :

Max Hilliard

Lucas Evans

Daniel Oakley

Joe Godley

Dave Ramplee

Will Adams

Ashley Mills

Coach : Nick Howells

Trebanos 33 - 0 Builth Wells

Bulls suffer heavy defeat at Trebanos

 

The dominant home team scored five tries and their fly half converted four of them.

The Bulls had managed a narrow win in the reverse fixture back in November but any thoughts of repeating the result were quickly diminished. Ill-discipline by Builth certainly didn’t help the cause. Three yellow cards were shown, two in the first half for No. 8Ben Duggan and prop Neil Jarman. The hosts took full advantage as half time approached, scoring two tries with Builth down to 13 men for a short spell. 

Had Builth defended as well as they did in the second half it may have been a different story. Trebanos only troubled the score board once in the last forty again having a man advantage when Dan Oakley sat it out for 10 minutes for a high tackle.

Coach Nick Howells will have work to do if the Bulls are to end their season on a high when they play their final game of the 2015-16 season away to Pencoed next Saturday.

Builth Wells 14 - 38 Ammanford

Builth Wells 14 – 38 Ammanford

The Bulls entertained Ammanford on Saturday in what was their last home game of the season. The Bulls were looking to get back on track after a narrow defeat to basement team Tondu last week.

Ammanford, currently second in the league started the better of the two teams, notching a penalty kick and crossing the whitewash to take an early 10 nil lead in the first quarter of an hour. Minutes later and despite being down to 14 men with winger Tom Davies yellow carded, the Bulls cut the deficit by 7 points. Hooker Phil Morgan scoring a well-deserved try and full back Seb Barrett adding the conversion. Ammanford failed to add to their tally just before the break when a penalty kick hit the upright. Half time score 7-10 to the visitors.

Builth enjoyed good periods of possession early in the second half. Strong ball carrying by second row Lucas Evans and number 8 Alex Brown put Builth on the front foot and the Bulls took the lead courtesy of a try from prop Neil Jarman, Barratt again adding the extras. Changes in Builth personnel seemed disruptive and another yellow card, this time for flanker Wayne Morris proved costly.  Ammanford took control of the game, scoring four tries in quick succession for a comfortable win.

Builth will be on the road for their final two games of the season. A difficult trip away to Trebanos on Saturday 9th April and finally a rearranged fixture against Pencoed the following weekend.

 Team Sheet

1 David Bayliss

2 Phil Morgan

3 Neil Jarman

4 Dan Oakley

5 Lucas Evans

6 Wayne Morris

7 Tom Samuel

8 Alex Brown

9 Ben Pugh (Capt)

10 Dale Jones

11 Gethin Davies

12 Stephen Boore

13 Gethin Lewis

14 Tom Davies

15 Seb Barrett

SUBS

Ben Duggan

Kyle Baggett

Rhys Field

Rhys Matson             

Dave Ramplee

Will Adams

Max Hilliard

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

Builth Wells 14 - 7 Maesteg Quins

BULLS BACK TO WINNING WAYS

Builth Wells 14 – 7 Maesteg Quins

After a narrow 8-7 defeat away to Ystalyfera two weeks ago, in a game which arguably should not have been played due to atrocious conditions, Builth returned to winning ways beating Maesteg Quins at home.

The hosts got off to a perfect start when Man of the Match Neil Jarman touched down within the opening 5 minutes. Seb Barrett missed the conversion and a penalty early on, Quins also missing a strike at goal. With Builth piling on pressure in the first half, Barrett eventually slotted two penalties. Maesteg finally got off the mark just before half time, with a converted try, well into stoppage time. The score at the break 11-7.

The visitors failed to take advantage of superior territory and possession in the second half, continually coming up a huge defensive effort from the home side. The only points coming once again from the boot of Barrett. Quins could have scored having intercepted a loose pass but scrambled defence and a great tackle by winger Tom Davies saving a certain equalizing score. Final score 14-7. Builth continue their climb up the table.

Builth travel to fifth place Seven Sisters on Saturday 30th January 2016                      

Team Sheet

1 Neil Jerman

2 Phil Morgan

3 David Bayliss

4 Lucas Evans

5 Nathan Jones

6 Wayne Morris

7 Alex Brown

8 Ben Duggan

9 Ben Pugh (Capt)

10 Gavin Jones

11 Seb Barrett

12 Tom Samuel

13 Gethin Lewis

14 Tom Davies

15 Dale Jones

SUBS

Dan Oakley

Stephen Boore

Max Hilliard

Will Adams

Rhys Field

Dan Oakley

Kyle Bagget