Fixture

Cardiff Met RFC | 1st Team 24 - 17 Trebanos RFC | 1st Team
Jack Silvester
Try 1
Bingo Ivanisevic
Try 1
Russell William Bennett
Conversion 3
Penalty 1
Corey Lewis
Try 1
Richard Malcolm Brunton
1 Conversion
Ewan Gully
1 Try
Kieran Weightman
1 Try
Dylan Thomas Hills
1 Try

Match Report
27 October 2019 / Team News

Cardiff Met Return To Winning Ways

In one of only two Championship games to survive the weather, Cardiff Met were able to welcome Trebanos on their 3G surface. Results prior to this fixture might have suggested a convincing win was on the cards for the students, but a combination of the poor weather and a very committed Trebanos side meant that they were forced to battle right to the end in this contest.

Cardiff Met kicked off playing into the wind and were soon turned over attempting to run back a kick from Trebanos. Trebanos looked to use this possession and created a good scoring opportunity out wide, only for one of their players to fail to give the final pass when a try seemed certain. However, the 'Banos' were soon on the attack again and this time were able to create a good try for wing Ewan Gully which was converted by Richard Brunton to give the visitors the lead 0-7. Trebanos continued to look threatening and were awarded a penalty which rebounded off the crossbar allowing Cardiff Met to clear. Both teams struggled to produce any sort of continuity until the thirtieth minute when a Cardiff Met attack resulted in a try for centre Bingo Ivanisivic, converted by Russell Bennett, to level the scores at 7-7. The students dominated territory and possession for the remainder of the half and were able to take the lead through a penalty by Russell Bennett. Half time score 10-7

Cardiff Met got a dream start to the secong half when, having secured possession from the kick off, outside half Russell Bennett made a superb break through the Trebanos defensive line and then kicked ahead allowing wing Jack Silvester to demonstrate his exceptional pace to gather and score. The try was again converted by Russell Bennett to give the students a 17-7 lead. Trebanos responded with a period of pressure in which their scrum dominance was becoming a problem for the home team. Indeed, it was from a five metre scrum that Trebanos got their next score - a push over try for number 8 Dylan Hills to bring the score to 17-12.

Trebanos were immediately on the attack again and were now dominating territory with the students unable to clear their lines and the Trebanos pack hungry for another score. Despite some commited defence from the students, Trebanos were able to greate a score for prop Tyler Murval to level the scores at 17-17. The restart allowed Cardiff Met to establish themselves inside the Trebanos 22 and a series of driving lineoute eventually resulted in a try for hooker Corey Lewis, converted by Russell Bennett to re-establish their lead at 24-17.

The final minutes of the game saw Trebanos once again establish themselves inside the students 22 and were pressing for a score. The students were forced to defend a number of five metre scrums and the Trebanos eight will consider themselves unlucky not to have been awarded a penalty try. Ironically, it was a scrum penalty awarded to Cardiff Met which allowed them to clear their lines and secure a hard fought win. Trebanos gained a losing bonus point but will consider themselves unlucky not to have got more from a game which failed to produce much in terms of quality, but certainly did not lack in effort and commitment.

 

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