12 February 2020 / Club News

28/12/19: Bonymaen vs Skewen

On Saturday the 28th December Skewen travelled to neighbours Bonymaen with a much weakened squad containing 5 of our current youth side and with Bony sitting pretty at the top of the league. Things were not made easier when our prop replacement was unable to turn up due to work commitments meaning that we could not bring on anyone from the bench.

From the start it was clear that this was going to be a tough encounter with the Bonymaen experienced front row showing dominance in the scrums. Despite this all other aspects of the game were competitive and evenly fought The only first half scores being a penalty by Anthony Busselli to two by Bony.

Half time Skewen 3 Bonymaen 6

Second half saw much like the first with Skewen having the wind advantage and much of the game. . Indeed the clearer chances fell to Skewen with centres Tom Kingdom and Cai Morgan making a number of clean breaks only for the final pass to go astray.. Again the only scores being a penalty from Anthony Busselli to two by Bony.

Final score Skewen 6 Bonymaen 12

Despite the loss this was an outstanding performance from all 15 players. Once again our youth players Scott Mahoney, Cai Morgan and Will Pope showed a level of maturity far beyond their years matching their experienced opponents in all aspects of open play.

The game was won on penalties with Skewen not leaking a single try such was the high standard of the Skewen defence, with Will Pope completing 4 turnovers in his own 22. Not many sides will travel to Bony and not allow them to score a try.

Indeed with 5 minutes to go and with the score at 6 all Bony decided to kick penalties in attacking situations to ensure a win.

Skewen Team

15 Anthony BUSSELLI

14 Jordan Adderly

13 Cai Morgan

12 Tom Kingdom

11 Sam Collins

 10 Jaimie Kirkhouse

9 Rhodri wells

8. Richard Davies

7 Will Pope

6 Alex Radford

 5 James Price

4 Dai Carter

3 Scott Mahoney

2 Lee Dunsford

1 Johnny Gethin

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