Bridgend Athletic Youth collected a second successive bonus point win, overpowering local rivals Bridgend Sports and crossing for nine tries in a 55-3 victory.
The referee, in accordance with the youth ruling of game over once a 50-point differential is reached, ended the game early.
The Athletic, along with Bryncoch, are early pace-setters in Div C East of the Ospreys league. Defensive coach Paul Yardley was delighted that so far this season, the Athletic Youth haven’t conceded a try.
It was the Sports who started on the front foot, swarming over the Athletic in the opening stages and taking the lead with a penalty after 10 minutes.
Led by captain for the day Daniel Osarigie, who set an example crossing for a personal tally of four tries, there followed a procession of green and gold jerseys crossing the Sports line.
The first, following great passing, saw centre Dan O’Sullivan feed fellow centre Tom Florence who flew over the line. A short while later, winger Danny Osarigie made a superb break and fed lock Morgan Bennett, who raced over the line from 50 metres.
Minutes later, a superb break by No 8 Josh Llewellyn saw the ball transferred along the back line to send winger Sam Veasey over in the corner.
The Ath were now rampant and winger Danny Osarigie flew over the line wide out following great hands by forwards and backs. From the restart, Osarigie smashed through the Sports defence and raced up to the opposition 22. Ryan Neagle took the ball on then great handling saw the ball transferred wide out for Osarigie to score again.
From the restart, the Ath again broke through and quick passing saw winger Sam Veasey crash over in the corner for his second try.
The Ath again attacked and a great inside pass by centre Dan O’Sullivan saw Osarigie fly over for his hat-trick under the posts. Outside half Rhys Williams put over three great conversions and narrowly missed the others.
The Ath made seven changes at half time and continued to dominate. Centre Tom Florence flew over from inside his own half for probably the try of the match after great work from backs and forwards.
Two minutes later, scrum half Thom Lewis fed Osarigie from a ruck and quick feet saw him beat two defenders to race over the line for his fourth try. Both tries converted by Ethan White. The referee then called time.
This was an outstanding performance by the Ath with the forwards dominating scrum and lineout to provide the backs with constant quality possession and unselfish play by all, constantly passing the ball to players in better positions, resulted in this fantastic win.
This Friday September 20, the Athletic have another derby game away at Bryncethin (kick off 7.15pm). These games are always fiercely contested.
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