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Canton Match Report

Gareth has been wielding his magic pen again and has sent us this report on last Saturday's game against Canton RFC:



Canton match report 08/04/2023


After just 3 days rest after playing a local derby V Pontyclun, the black and blues kept the train on the track with a resounding 41 – 17 win away at Canton. The sun was out, the sky was blue, there wasn’t a cloud to spoil the view, but artificial pitches spoil the game. The game was not of the highest quality, due mainly to Canton not being able to field a front row. The consensus was that this completely changed the shape of the game.

This game was different as it saw the return of the old Harley Thomson. The player who possesses the skill and fitness of Denver, and the nasty, ruthlessness of Mandy. Harley, when he is at his best, demands the ball, then commits every sin players are told as a child not to do, but knows the way to the try line and nobody is going to stop him. He weighed in with 2 tries and several conversions.


Not having the burden of kicking duties allowed Junior Cogbill to flourish in the outside half position. His distribution, decision making and organization of payers who look like they would make a reasonable meal out of the carcass of Coggy’s corpse, is now top class. He is very coachable and his improvement week by week has been of stella. Unfortunately, he is not available next week as Dolau Primary School have their annual leavers disco.


Unofficial man of the match Owain Howe was on top form. His slim figure belies a power house runner and his yards made allowed the backline to take ball on the front foot, therefore, dropping the ball closer to the opposition try line.


Lack Pring was noticeable by his absence, because in true metro sexual fashion he was on a SPA DAY. Yes everybody, Llanharan’s very own points machine was in a white fluffy robe, having his back, sack and crack waxed, while his rugby brothers spilled their blood for the dairymen. He does look lush, though.


The last person to get a mention is, try machine Richard Byers who at 46 is playing his best rugby. Here are his stats for yesterday.

· Rucks hit – 0

· Tackles – 0

· Line outs won – 0

· Up with play – 2

· Carries – 2

· Tries – 2

Well done Richard.


Final score – Canton 17 – 41 Llanharanl






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