Cardiff High School 17 – 53 Llanhari

14 Feb

Cardiff High School host Llanhari in Roath

Cardiff High School suffered a thumping home defeat on Saturday as Llanhari bounced back from only their second defeat of the season in style.

At times the visitors were simply irrepressible as they feasted on nine tries, with sloppiness the only reason they didn’t add more to their 53-17 win.

Stung by only their second defeat of the season on Monday when they lost to Llanishen, Llanhari were by far the sharper here, flooding the Cardiff 22 from the off.

And when open-side Lewis Jones dived over with Cardiff High dozing at a penalty, the home side were always chasing the game.

Having briefly threatened to make a game of it, when Aled Evans went over and Govier converted, Cardiff simply fell off too many tackles and kicked away possession to a dangerous broken field side.

Llanhari were sumptuous with ball in hand. Prepared to go from anywhere on the field some of the hands were truly exceptional, none more so than for their fourth try which went through eight pairs of hands before outside-centre Alex Hughes held the final defender to send Joeseph Gatt under the sticks.

The athletic Hughes himself had already gone over for his first of two scores on the day, brilliantly converted from the left touchline by the hugely impressive full-back Tom Davies.

Hooker Will Rees and winger Adam Lewis also crossed in the first period and the rout was on.

In fairness to Cardiff High they appeared for the second period with much more purpose and their short carry game helped them hold their own for a time but Llanhari would not be denied.

Further scores from number 8 Morgan Griffiths, and a second score each for Jones, Gatt and Hughes saw Llanhari pile on the points, interspersed with a consolatory brace for Cardiff High’s Barney Gubb.

Llanhari look a decent outfit. Fierce in defence and fluid in attack, with a superb scrummage, they should challenge deep in the league and vase.


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