Barry RFC | 1st Team 20 - 39 Cambrian Welfare RFC | 1st Team

Match Report
08 May 2018 / Team News

Barry go down fighting again

Barry have had the most unenviable task in the run in to the end of the season and last Saturday faced Cambrian Welfare one of the three teams vying for the two promotion spots available having faced the other two in the past two weeks.
A good crowd boosted by the weather and visiting supporters made for a good atmosphere and were to enjoy an enjoyable encounter which resulted in a 32 - 20 victory to the Welfare.
As last week Barry began the game on the attack and looked threatening in the early minutes playing attractive rugby as they probed the visitors line but unable to get a breakthrough and were just wide with a penalty attempt.
Welfare at this stage were relying on their defence to control the game and seemed happy to absorb the pressure Barry were applying.
It was not until 15 mins. into the game that Welfare got into Barry territory by virtue of a penalty that took play into the Barry 22.
This proved decisive as they drove the lineout finally moving the ball quickly to give their No 10 a converted try under the posts.
They added to their tally minutes later when Barry were penalised and the successful kick made the score 10 -0 with some 20 mins. gone.
Despite these setbacks Barry continued to attack and the Welfare defence had to be at it's best as they were put under pressure
but continued to keep them at bay , relying on counter attack when the chance came.
Stealing a Barry lineout gave them the chance to do just that where they spread the ball and reached the 22 Barry defended well but ran out numbers finally allowing the No 10 the easiest of drop goals to move onto a 13 - 0 lead.
Barry's reaction was to fight their way up to the visitors 22 again but again the defence held out and Barry's only reward was a penalty from Kyle Barross which was no more than they deserved for their endeavours
A break from the lineout by James Hadfield took play some 50m upfield and created a chance for Barry but they just lost the race for a touchdown after a chip ahead had caught Welfare out.
They continued to unsettle the Welfare for the final minutes of the half but unfortunately had been unable to turn this pressure into points
Barry got an early score as the second half began as Kyle Barross popped over his second penalty
Welfare hit back immediately as Barry failed to gather the restart,again,and were penalised.Playing to corner they drove the lineout and with Barry unable to stop the drive to score another converted try and now led 20 - 7.
Welfare were now showing their clinical side and taking advantage of any Barry error and with them attacking from everywhere chances that this would happen were high.
This was the scenario as Welfare went further ahead with a converted try following a penalty award.
Not deterred Barry's mindset stayed the same to keep attacking.They got back into the game following a quickly taken penalty where with the visitors defence for once caught cold to cross for deserved try converted by Kyle Barross and the score now stood at 27 - 13.
With the top of the table so tight Welfare knew that a bonus point win was required to keep them in the hunt and perhaps for the first time in the afternoon they began to show their attacking abilities.
Again making good use of a Barry error they got themselves into a good position to finally score wide out for an unconverted try and the bonus point.
Yet again Barry came back as the clock ran down and were determined to get a further reward their effort and attitude deserved.
The got the reward as they hammered at the Welfare line where Alyn Evans was the man finally able to fight his way over for the try with Kyle Barross ,adding the extras, the scoreline now read 32 - 20.
The final minutes saw Barry still on top but unable to add to the scoreline as the final whistle went.
Yet again a good performance by the Barry squad one which would have beaten most sides in the League. on the day.
No overall winner of the Lottery this week as No's 11 - 15 - 20 and 21 were not matched. No £10 consolation winners either.
This weeks jackpot will be £1600
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