First Game of the Season
Pontypridd v Mid District XV
7th August 2013
It was cloudy Wednesday night with rain in the air, took my place in the shed, recognising familiar faces and waited for the teams to run out.
There was no team announcements, didn't have a clue who was playing for the Mid District, in the Ponty team there were old faces and some new guys, again not sure who was who.
Ponty won the game 69 – nil, there was huge gap between the teams in skill and fitness. There was a bit of rustiness with Ponty, which was not unexpected, but a good start to season.
Ponty have a number friendly games coming up, next up is Newbury Blues which will be played on Saturday 10th August.
Ponty has to hit the ground running and firing on all cylinders for the huge game against Cardiff for the BIC qualification in September.
15.Geraint Walsh (Gareth Wyatt). 14.Chris Clayton (Matthew Nuthall). 13.Sam Edwards (Gavin Dacey). 12.Dafydd Lockyer (Simon Humberstone). 11.Owen Williams. 10.Dai Flanagan (Dion McIntosh). 9.Joel Raikes (Lloyd Williams).1.Scott Roberts (Keiron Jenkins). 2.Liam Belcher (Tom Hetherington). 3.Keiron Jenkins (Lewis Jones). 4.Lee Williams (Jordan Sieniawski)). 5.Jordan Sieniawski (Chris Dicomidis). 6.Jake Thomas (Liam Belcher). 7.Wayne O'Connor. 8.Owen Sheppeard.
The Mid District starting line up we were given:
15.Shaun Griffiths (Cilfynydd) 14.Peter Hutchins (Treorchy) 13.Luke Smalley (Bargoed) 12.Ben Grezica (Bedlinog) 11.Dale Stucky (Ynysybwl) 10.Jordan Rees (Abercwmboi) 9.Josh Hughes (Gilfach Goch). 8.Geraint Edmonds (Bedlinog) 7.Luke Ruol (Gilfach Goch) 6.Robert Jones (Ynysybwl) 5.Nick Eaves (Ystrad Rhondda) 4.Gareth Short (Bargoed) 3.Andrew Lloyd (Ynysybwl) 2.Ethan Coombs (Beddau) 1.Simon Collins (Treorchy)