On Sunday 24th September, the Pontypridd Minis, age groups under 9s and under 10s, enjoyed hard earned victories over opponents from Abercynon and Treorchy.
UNDER 9'S PONTYPRIDD 15 - 10 ABERCYNON
In an excellent game of rugby, Pontypridd deservedly came out on top. For most of the first half Ponty were camped in Abercynon's half, but due to excellent defence by the visitors Ponty found it very difficult to turn possession into points. Abercynon, to their credit, were strong in the mauls and winning the ball constantly and breaking away to sprint up field.
A good rolling maul by Ponty saw Daniel Griffiths come away with the ball and dash the last 10 metres for a great try. Then Callum Pearce capitalised on some poor handling by Abercynon that saw the ball dropped behind their try line, with Callum reading the situation and was the first to pounce. Daniel Griffiths got a deserved second try thanks to a well organised 5 metre set piece and good handling by Pontypridd that allowed Daniel to crash through the defence.
Try scorers for Pontypridd: Daniel Griffiths (2) and Callum Pearce.
Man of the Match - Adam Ashford
Team on the day was: Mason Pritchard, Callum Pearce, Rhys Grainger, Lucas Hickman (c), Daniel Griffiths, Ben, Adam Ashford, Jasper, Harley Jones, Callum Williams, Gethin Llewelyn and Adam.
UNDER 9'S DEV. Pontypridd 15 - 0 Abercynon
Another good win for the boys that saw them gain in confidence.
Try scorers: Jasper, Lucas Hickman (c) and Callum
Man of the Match: Callum Pearce
UNDER 10'S Pontypridd 32 - 0 Treorchy
Try scorers for Pontypridd were Ben Stephens (2), Chris John, Luke Deeley, Keiran Hughes and Killian Kingston. Conversion was kicked by Chris John.
Man of the match Jordan Powell.