Pontypridd v Newbury Blues
10th August 2013
A Saturday kick off, weather sunny and warm. This is the first time Ponty had played the Newbury Blues, not sure what division they play in England, but it was good to play a new team.
Ponty run out in their pink shirts again and the Blues in white and blue. Ponty kick off and within two minutes score their first try and after 30 minutes had scored 29 points.
At times it was like 7's rugby being played, Ponty totally blew the Blues away, after full time it was 129 to 7. I, believe this score is a club record beating the previous highest score by 20 points, I think Ponty scored 107 points against Llanharan in the SWALEC Cup game in the 90's.
The biggest cheer of the day when the Blues scored their only try and were unlucky not to score two more, but handling skills let them down. Credit must go to them for sticking in there, Ponty cut through them like butter at times.
The player who stuck out for me was Chris Clayton, put a lot of hard graft in and scored a couple of tries. Currently Ponty are really blessed with quality wingers, also, some of the young players the centre, prop and hooker played well, so we are looking a strong squad at the moment.
Next up is Llandovery in the 3rd and final friendly to played at Sardis Road on Saturday 17th August, I think this will be a lot tougher for Ponty.
15.Gareth Wyatt (Geraint Walsh). 14.Chris Clayton. 13.Gavin Dacey (Sam Edwards). 12.Dafydd Lockyer. 11.Matthew Nuthall. 10.Simon Humberstone (Dai Flanagan). 9.Gareth James (Lloyd Williams).
1.Lewis Jones. 2.Tom Hetherington. 3.Scott Roberts. 4.Craig Locke (Chris Dicomidis). 5.Lee Williams. 6.Luke Crocker (Dan Godfrey). 7.Jake Thomas (Liam Belcher). 8.Owen Sheppeard.