Bridgend Athletic Youth kept up their winning ways in Ospreys C East Youth division with their fourth win and third bonus point victory to top the table with 19 points from the four games played.
The Ath had clear dominance up front against a much larger and heavier Ferry pack, running the ball from the off.
The Ath lineout was outstanding and an off top ball spread wide by good hands from the backs fed winger Tom Davies, who crossed wide out for first score.
A long clearance by Ethan White saw the return kick come directly back to him and one long pass to returning full back Joe Watts saw him beat several defenders on a 60-metre run to cross under posts. White converted to make it 12-0
A shortened line out saw the ball fed to outside centre Danny Osargie to break through several tackles to score under posts, Converted by White.
With Ferry unable to break the Ath defence they kicked a penalty goal to reduce their deficit to 19-3.
Good strong carrying by Mike Gillet and Morgan Bennett saw quick ruck ball fed to White who spotted the rush defence to glide through a gap and cross under the posts. His conversion meant a 26-3 lead.
Another line out in the corner saw first phase ruck ball fed to Gillet, who barged over short range to give the Athletic a 31-3 half time lead.
The second half started in the same vein with quick ball fed wide to wing George Tellem who raced down the wing and then fed an inside ball to centre Tom Florence who outpaced the covering defenders to race 40m and score under posts. White converted 38-3.
All the bench was then used, but there was no difference in intensity. A long drop out saw Ferry throw a long pass but an excellent timed run from outstanding second row Bennett saw a Gareth Davies-type interception and Bennett raced 40 metres to score under the posts for a try he converted himself. 45-3.
With the Ath running everything against the heavier Ferry pack a quick tap penalty was fed to the ever-present Ryan Neagle to show his great pace to race 50m and score under posts. Conversion by Watts. 52-3
A poor exit from Ath 22 then saw the Ferry forwards carry and cross wide out for a short-range try. This was the first league try conceded by the Athletic this season, to the dismay of defence coach Paul Yardley!
With the Ath not content to finish the game with a Ferry try they again went back to basics and quick ball from scrum half Josh Tidy, saw excellent hands by the backs to feed winger Harry Cawley, who crossed out wide unopposed to make the final score 57-10.
The Ath have two big games coming up next two weeks against third-placed Tondu and second-placed Bryncoch, but with the current squad of boys’ great attitude the fixtures will hopefully see the Athletic stay top of the league and go a long way to secure the title. Well done boys.
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