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Match Report
31 October 2017 / Team News

Barry Maintain Unbeaten Run

In a game dictated by atrocious conditions Barry managed to secure their fifth win out of six against a dogged and determined Clwb Rygbi side at home last saturday.

With the wind howling straight down the field and frequent heavy rain showers, it was bound to be a game of two halves and so it proved to be.

Losing the toss Barry played into the elements in the first half and from the kick off Clwb got straight into Barry territory and posed early threats but the home defence held firm whilst finding it difficult to clear their lines.

With kicking not a viable option Barry had to bring the ball out of defence, the greasy ball even making this difficult.

Barry were warming to their task with some success and began to challenge the Clwb defence but unable to get the breakthrough they needed.

With both sides making understandable handling errors clear chances were few and far between but it was Clwb who with the conditions in their favour looked the more likely to score.After several attempts from close range were thwarted by some excellent Barry defending,they appeared to cross for a try but the final pass was knocked on.

They were not to be denied however as a quickly taken penalty from the 22 caught Barry sleeping for the scrum half to cross unopposed under the posts, giving a simple conversion and a lead of 7 - 0.

The game ebbed  back and for as conditions worsened and half time neared.Certainly Barry would be content with their performance restricting the deficit to only 7 points with the elements in  their favour in the second half.There were to be no more scores in the first half.

The second half began with Barry as expected putting themselves into Clwb territory and creating chances to level the game, but vital knock ons and penalties were hampering their efforts.

They got very close on more than one occasion culminating in losing the ball as they crossed the line. The pressure was mounting on a hard working Clwb defence, helped by the home side getting penalised frequently and it seemed that Barry were not going to score.

The breakthrough finally came as the forwards drove close to the line where the ball found White who just squeezed in to cross wide out.

The difficult conversion from the touchline from Barross sailed between the uprights for a superb  kick and Barry had finally got level.

The same player then produced a massive 70m clearance from near his own line as Clwb  attacked from the restart but found themseves 5m short of their own line.

Conditions were becoming worse as the rain lashed down and ball control became even more difficult. Despite brave attempts to launch attacks of their own Clwb were by and large having to defend as Barry looked for another score.

For a while it certainly didn't look as they could as chances came and went and the clock ran down.The stalemate was finally broken as the forwards drove to the line where the ball reached Evans who crashed through the last line of defence to cross again wide out.Once again the magical boot of Barross sent the ball soaring through the posts with a kick equally as good as his first attempt.

Having got in front Barry set about closing the game down which they did successfully for the remaining minutes of what had been a keenly contested entertaining game of rugby which was a credit to to both sides.

On the balance of play Barry deserved the spoils to maintain the pressure on the sides above them in the League. Thanks are also due to the hardy spectators who braved the conditions and stayed the course.

There are no League games next week, its Cup week which Barry are out of.However at the time of going to press the 2nd XV are scheduled to play at home in the Ron Lucock Cup.That game is yet to be confirmed,to obtain latest news ring the Club on Barry 734806

This weeks Lottery prize will be £7000 as last weeks numbers of 04 - 13 -14 and 17 were not matched 


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