Young Seasiders beat Young Wasps in cracking game of rugby


Youth Rugby:

Tenby Youth 24 - Llangwm Youth 0
Tenby United Youth scored four tries and maintained a clean scoresheet against Llangwm at Heywood Lane in what turned out to be the only game of rugby at this or senior level across the county – and a good crowd was treated to an entertaining game of rugby where the Young Wasps deserve every credit alongside the winners for playing a running game in good conditions.
Both clubs also deserve credit for not only the standard of their youngsters’ play but also for their pragmatic approach in getting the fixture fulfilled, something that Youth organiser Ken Davies feels alongside this web-site – because the game was originally scheduled for Pill Parks but conditions were not right there and so it was agreed to transfer the game to Heywood Lane, rather than disappoint these players desperate for action.
The Seasiders led 5-0 at half time as outside centre Alfie Prior scored in the corner after some decisive running and passing by the rest of their back division after their pack had laid the platform.
For Llangwm, prop Jenson Ritchie, hooker Seth Hughes and Tom Rickwood led by example and the rest willingly followed as half backs Liam Miller and Alfie Elrick tried hard to keep their pack going forward, with wingers Joe Johns and Charlie Kelly looking sharp alongside  Harry Williams, plus Keirans Sinclair and Lewis in midfield.
Tenby held the edge up front with skipper Kyle Rossiter using the experience he has gained at first-team level this season, prop Dan Howells as man of the match for his overall involvement, George Duckett, Cemlyn Bolton and especially Tom Faletau  strong in the set pieces whilst the back row of Owen Grieve, Lewis Fargin and Iwan Duffy were always in the thick of things.
The Seasiders increased their lead early in the second half when No 8 Duffy ploughed through after a well-executed move at the back of a lineout, with outside half Will Allen adding the extra points – and it was their lineout platform that try No 3 came as Kyle Rossiter was driven over the line in the corner for an unconverted try.
Tenby’s pacy backs were eager to run the ball as scrum half Rhodri Osborne brought them into play so that Rhys Parker, Joe Davies, Tom Young and Tristan Kraus showed good handling skills but it was replacement Rhydian Jones who claimed the all-important fourth try as he fielded an attempted Llangwm clearance and sped past three would-be defenders on a run to the posts, enabling No 10 Allen to add the simple conversion.
It nicely rounded off The Young Seasiders’ success but the good sportsmanship shown at the end of the game showed how rugby should be played at this level – and we at are delighted to highlight the performances and scores, but also to mention the importance of games like this being played whenever it is possible!
Tenby United Youth: Rhys Parker: Joe Davies; Alfie Prior; Tom Young; Tristan Kraus: Will Allen; Rhodri Osborne: Dan Howells; Kyle Rossiter (Capt); George Duckett; Cemlyn Bolton; Tom Faletau: Owen Grieve; Lewis Fargin; Iwan Duffy. Replacements: Lewis Slack; Cameron Brown; Kiaran Sine; Beau Tattersall; Rhydian Jones.
Llangwm Youth: Kieran Lewis: Joe Johns; Harry Williams; Kieran Sinclair; Charlie Kelly: Liam Miller; Alfie Elrick: Isaac Hitchings; Seth Hughes; Jenson Ritchie: Tom  Jenkins; Dylan Rowles:  Alfie Kehoe; Tom Rickwood; Morgan Crow. Replacements: James Hamilton; Seb Franklin; Jack Phillips;  Riley Thomas; Dylan O’Loughlin; Iestyn Mason; Sonny Zipperlen.

Pictures by Jonathan Evans & Rachel Kehoe

Good sportsmanship at the end

The Young Seasiders score a try

Llangwm go on the attack

Tenby slice through

The Young Wasps power forward

Good tackling in midfield

Tenby get the ball away well