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Cwmllynfell v Cwmgors 09/09/2023 W 10 - 13

Cwmllynfell kicked off playing down the slope, but it was Cwmgors who opened the score. A Cwmllynfell clearance kick was gathered by Cwmgors near the halfway line and a good run along the left touchline saw Jordan Smith beat several defenders to touch down out wide. Iestyn Liles converted to make it 0-7 to Cwmgors. Cwmllynfell were making use of the slope and applying pressure on Cwmgors, but the defence held out. Their only points of the half was a penalty on the stroke of half-time to make it 3 – 7.
Cwmgors were soon on the scoreboard in the second-half, with a Iestyn Liles penalty to extend the lead to 3-10. Shortly after, Cwmgors were awarded another penalty between the halfway line and their 10m line. This time Jordan Smith kicked the penalty to increase the lead to 10 points. Most of the second half saw Cwmgors attacking, but unable to cross the line. With less than 10 minutes to go, Cwmllynfell attacked from a loose kick from Cwmgors. From this they forced their way over for a try near the posts, which they converted. With the score now 10-13 it led to a tense finale to the game.  Cwmgors were awarded a penalty in a similar position to the earlier kick from Jordan Smith. Unfortunately, this time it missed. With nothing to loose Cwmllynfell ran it back and almost broke through. With time already up, Cwmllynfell were awarded a penalty which could have drawn the game. The kick went wide.

Man of The Match: Rob Clive (Steve Collins - trulife Mortgages + Protection)


Cwmgors v Neath Athletic 16/09/2023 L 14 - 43

Neath Athletic kicked off playing towards the school. Despite some good periods of play by Cwmgors, it was Neath Athletic who scored the points, their three tries and two conversions, giving them a 0-19 lead at half time.
In the second-half Neath Athletic were quick to add to their score, with a further three tries and a conversion to extend their lead to 36 points, before Cwmgors opened their account. Following a period of pressure In the Neath Athletic 22, Cwmgors were awarded a penalty, which was played quickly, and Liam Griffiths crashed over for a try, which Iestyn Liles converted. In almost an action replay of his first try, Liam Griffiths crashed over for his second try, which was again converted by Iestyn Liles. In the final minutes, Neath Athletic crossed for a converted try to make the final score 14-43.

Match Ball Sponsor: Ginger's Gym

Man of The Match: Iestyn Thomas


Llangwm v Cwmgors Cup 23/09/2023 Cup W 13 - 31

Cwmgors kicked-off playing down the slope, and soon took the lead with a long-range penalty from Iestyn Liles. Llangwm had an opportunity to level the score, but their penalty kick fell short. Cwmgors had another penalty opportunity from a similar position as their first, but the strong crosswind was making the kicking difficult for both sides, and the attempt fell short. Iestyn Liles, however, was successful with his next 2 penalties to give Cwmgors a 9-point lead, before Llangwm made it 3 -9 with a successful penalty of their own. In the final play of the half, Llangwm moved out wide to their right and managed to score an unconverted try in the corner, to make it 8-9 at the interval.
The game opened-up in the second half with both sides playing more with the ball in hand. Owen Davies was put through the middle of the field from near half-way by a good pass. He evaded the home side’s defenders to score Cwmgors’ opening try to make it 8 – 14. Cwmgors extended their lead with an unconverted try from debutant Ifan Morgan. Rob Clive took a quick tap penalty, and when he was stopped by the Llangwm defence he passed the ball to Josef Davies in support who drew the defence before giving the final pass. At 8 – 19, Cwmgors were looking comfortable, but to their credit Llangwm weren’t giving in and hit back with an unconverted try to narrow the lead to 6 points. A Cwmgors penalty which would have given Cwmgors a 9-point cushion went wide. However, Cwmgors did extend their lead when Rob Clive drove over after a series of mini rucks in Llangwm’ 22. Iestyn Liles’ conversion made the score 13 – 26. The game was made certain when some good passing along the line saw Adam Parker cross over in the corner for an unconverted try. Llangwm to be fair never gave up and deserve praise for their efforts despite losing 13 – 31.

Man of The Match: Iestyn Liles (Black Mountain Tarmac Driveways)

Nantymoel v Cwmgors 30/09/2023 L 33 - 12

Cwmgors kicked off playing down a slight slope, but into a breeze. Despite early promise from Cwmgors, Nantymoel were the first to score an unconverted try with a move around the front of a lineout. Nantymoel’s next 2 tries came through their speedy left wing, who apparently is on a dual reg with Bridgend. Both tries were converted to give the home side a 19-point lead. Cwmgors did have attacking opportunities in the first half but failed to convert pressure into points. In almost the final move of the half Nantymoel crossed over for a converted try to make it 26 – 0 at half-time.
Cwmgors scored first in the second half. A period of pressure finally paid off when Dewi Smith forced his way over after a series of drives. Iestyn Liles converted to make it 26 – 7. Unfortunately, Nantymoel replied soon after with a converted try to make it 33-7. Cwmgors didn’t give in and hit back when another series of drives saw Carwyn Morris score an unconverted try. With 20 minutes to go, Cwmgors had most of the territory, but failed to turn the pressure into points.

Man of The Match: Liam Griffiths (Steve Collins - trulife Mortgages + Protection + IGGY)

Cwmgors v Bryncoch 14/10/2023 W 32 - 26

Bryncoch kicked off playing towards the road. It was Cwmgors who had the early opportunities to score. Iestyn Liles’ first penalty attempt went wide, before succeeding with his second to give Cwmgors a 3 – 0 lead. Bryncoch took the lead with a converted try, before another Cwmgors penalty went wide. Bryncoch made it 3- 14 with another converted try. Cwmgors were attacking just before half time and crossed for what appeared to be a valid try, but by the time the referee came around the ruck, he decided that the ball wasn’t grounded.
Bryncoch were penalised for a dangerous tackle early in the second half, and Jordan Smith kicked the penalty to make it 6 – 14.  Bryncoch however scored two further tries, converting the first giving them a 6 – 26 lead going into the final quarter. With the game having been interrupted by several injuries many supports had decided that the result was a foregone conclusion, and were leaving the game, probably to prepare to watch the Wales v Argentina World Cup Quarter Final. However, Cwmgors were not giving up and the pressure final turned into points when man of the match Jack Evans gathered a long pass from Jordan Smith to cross over in the corner. The conversion failed so the score remained 11- 26. Cwmgors kept up the pressure and Josef Davies darted in for a try near the post following some good work by the forwards. Jordan Smith converted to make the score 18 – 26, and the Cwmgors supporters felt that they had a chance for a losing bonus point. With two minutes to go and Cwmgors still attacking they were awarded a penalty try when a Bryncoch player deliberately knocked on a try scoring pass. With the score 25 – 26, and time almost up, it looked as if Cwmgors had achieved their losing bonus point. From the restart Bryncoch kicked the ball into Cwmgors’ 22. Cwmgors kept the ball alive with some good inter-passing and driving, with play continuing into the Bryncoch 22. Eventually, the ball was passed out to the right and reached Owen Davies to run over to score the try. Jordan Smith converted to crown the comeback, and make the final score 32 – 26.
Finally we wish all those injured during the game a full and speedy recovery.

Match Ball Sponsor: David Davies

Man of The Match: Jack Evans

Baglan v Cwmgors 21/10/2023 L 31 - 17

Baglan kicked-off the match, and were soon on the attack. Their first try scoring attempt was held up over the line by the Cwmgors defence, but the early pressure saw them take a 11-point lead in the first 10 minutes of the game, through two penalties and a try sandwiched in between. Cwmgors held out the Baglan attacks, but went further behind to a Baglan penalty. Cwmgors almost scored soon after, but they were held up over the line. Cwmgors finished the half on a high note, when Owen Davies finished off some good play from a quickly taken lineout. Jordan Smith converted to make the half-time score 14 – 7.
Baglan started the second half in a similar way to how they started the first. They scored 3 unanswered tries, converting the first of these, to make the score 31 – 7.  Cwmgors didn’t give up, and were once again held up over the line. Cwmgors did score next, when Steff Phillips crossed in the corner following some good pressure by the away side. Mike Jones added to this when with 8 minutes left to play he scored a try following some good passing and support play. With the score 31 – 17 Cwmgors were the team with momentum and were attacking towards the end of the match. In the final play of the game, it appeared that they had broken through once again, but the touch judge raised his flag for a foot in touch with a clear run for the line.

Man of The Match: Owen Davies (Steve Collins - trulife Mortgages + Protection + Ian Fitzgerald)

Cefn Cribbwr v Cwmgors 18/11/2023 L 26 - 13

It was a murky day, with the floodlights turned on even before Cefn Cribbwr kicked off into the breeze. Cefn Cribbwr opened the scoring following a driving maul from a lineout. The conversion made it 7 – 0. Cwmgors replied with two penalties from Jordan Smith, a third from his own 10m line went just wide. In the final play of the half Cefn Cribbwr scored another converted try to make it 14- 6 at half-time.
The second half was as keenly contested as the first. Cefn Cribbwr scored a converted try early in the half to make it 21 – 6. The next score came with less than 10 minutes left to play, when Cefn Cribbwr scored an unconverted try. Cwmgors didn’t give up, and the final period was played mostly in the Cefn Cribbwr half, and it was just reward for their effort when pressure was turned into points when Owen Davies forced himself over for a try. Jordan Smith converted in the final play of the match.

Man of The Match: Dewi Smith (Steve Collins - trulife Mortgages + Protection + Dorian Jones)

Cwmgors v Cwmafan 25/11/2023 L 24 - 34

On a cold day Cwmafan kicked off. Cwmgors had the first opportunity to open the score, but Jordan Smith’s long range penalty went wide. He soon made amends when his next kick gave Cwmgors a 3- 0 lead. However, Cwmafan were having the better of the play in the first half and scored 3 converted tries to give them a 3 – 21 lead. Cwmgors hit back when Owen Wright crossed over following some good work by the forwards. Jordan Smith converted to make it 10 – 21. Cwmafan scored another converted try to extend their lead to 10 – 28. Cwmgors were not giving in and following some good handling Owen Davies touched down. Jordan Smith added the conversion to make it 17 – 28 at the interval.
Cwmafan kicked 2 early penalties in the second half to extend their lead to 17 – 34. After that it was mostly Cwmgors taking the initiative.  Cwmafan looked decidedly worried. Mike Jones seemed to have been put clear, but the Cwmafan linesman raised his flag for a dubious foot in touch. However, after a long period of pressure Cwmgors were awarded a penalty try to make it 24 – 34, and despite some valiant efforts by the home side that was the end of the scoring. It was less than Cwmgors deserved against a side second in the division.

Match Ball Sponsor: Susan Bright

Man of The Match: Liam Griffiths (Steve Collins - trulife Mortgages + Protection + IGGY)

Nantymoel v Cwmgors 02/12/2023 Cup P

Cwmgors v Cwmllynfell 07/12/2023 P

Neath Athletic v Cwmgors 30/12/2023 L 21 - 6

Cwmgors kicked off the match playing with a strong breeze. They soon took the lead through a Jordan Smith penalty. A few minutes later Neath Athletic evened the score with a penalty of their own. Cwmgors retook the lead through a Jordan Smith drop goal. This again was cancelled out by another Neath Athletic penalty a few minutes later. Cwmgors had the opportunity to retake the lead, but the penalty went wide. Cwmgors did manage to cross over, but were adjudged to be held up, and so the score remained 6-6 at halftime.
Neath Athletic were putting on the pressure early in the second half, and took the lead through a penalty. The first try came 15minutes into the half when a strong run saw the Neath athletic No 7 score a try under the posts. The conversion made it 16-6. With 10minutes left the home side scored an unconverted try in the left corner. Despite some good field position and pressure in the last few minutes, they couldn’t cross the line for a consolation score, so the final score remained at 21-6.

Man of The Match: Andrew Mason

Nantymoel v Cwmgors 06/01/2024 Cup L 40 - 15

Nantymoel started the game with a bang. By the mid-point of the half, they had raced into a 16-point lead with two penalties and two tries from their dangerous right wing. Cwmgors did have their opportunities in the first quarter but were not as clinical as Nantymoel. Cwmgors eventually did cross for an unconverted try through Owen Davies following some sustained pressure from the forwards. Next, Nantymoel hit back to keep their 16-point advantage with an unconverted try. Cwmgors had the better of the finishing minutes of the first half, scoring 2 further tries from Liam Griffiths and Joseff Davies to make the score 21- 15 at the interval. Both followed good work by the forwards, and some quick thinking in keeping the ball alive.
As with the first half, Nantymoel started the second half clinically. Their first try came within 2 minutes of the restart. By midway through the second half, they had scored two more tries, both of which they converted to make the score 40-15. Cwmgors never gave up and had a fair amount of field position and territory but were unable to add to their tally in the second half, despite being close on several occasions.

Man of The Match: Kyle Naylor

Bryncoch v Cwmgors 13/01/2024 Abandoned

Match abandoded at half-time due to a medical emergency on an adjacent pitch.

Abercrave v Cwmgors 27/01/2024 L 89 - 12

Cwmgors came up against an Abercrave side who ran almost everything in conditions that suited them. They raced into a 22-point lead, before Cwmgors scored an interception try through Jordan Smith, who ran it in under the posts, from the halfway line, outpacing several Abercrave defenders. Joseff Davies converted. Abercrave scored a further 3 tries before half-time to make the score 46- 7.
Cwmgors were first to score in the second half. Jac Evans ran at the Abercrave defence from a kick and put pressure on their defence. Good work by the forwards followed, and eventually Joseff Davies squeezed over for a try. Aa stated earlier Abercrave were running everything and went on to score 7 more tries. To be fair Cwmgors did have their moments and were putting pressure on the Abercrave defence. However, Abercrave’s defence was holding out and often it resulted in turn over ball which Abercrave ran back. Cwmgors were tackling, but there always seemed to be an Abercrave player free in support to carry on the move and score.

Man of The Match: Dewi Smith (Steve Collins - trulife Mortgages + Protection + Dorian Jones)

Bryncoch v Cwmgors 17/02/2024 L 20 - 7

Bryncoch kicked off the match which was played in very wet conditions throughout. They took the lead after 15mins with an unconverted try. A penalty and a converted try gave them a 15-point lead at half-time.
Cwmgors were first to score in the second half when Jordan Smith crossed over for a try following some good close driving by the forwards. His conversion made it 15 – 7. Bryncoch crossed for another unconverted try shortly after to extend their lead to 20 – 7, which was the final score.

Cwmgors v Cefn Cribbwr 02/03/2024 L 23 - 24

Cefn Cribbwr kicked off playing into the wind. It was Cwmgors, however, who took the early lead through a long-range penalty from Jordan Smith. Cefn Cribbwr had the chance to equalise, but their penalty went wide, as did another long-range attempt from Jordan Smith.  Cefn Cribbwr scored the first try and conversion to give them a 3 – 7 lead, before another Jordan Smith penalty made it 6 -7. On the stroke of half time, following a period of pressure in their opponents 22, Cwmgors scored a try in the corner through Jac Evans. Jordan Smith’s conversion made it 13 – 7.
In the second half, a penalty apiece early on saw the score change to 16 – 10, before Steff Charles crossed over in the corner for a Cwmgors try. Jordan Smith’s conversion made it 23 -10 mid way through the half. Cefn Cribbwr weren’t giving in and hit back with two converted tries to give them a 23 – 24 lead with 5 minutes to go. In the last play of the game Cwmgors had the opportunity to win it when they were awarded a penalty near the right-hand side touchline. Unfortunately, it went wide of the posts.

Match Ball Sponsor: Brynaman Builders Supplies

Man of The Match: Jordan Smith (Gerwyn Evans)

Cwmgors v Tonmawr 23/03/2024 L 14 - 17

Tonmawr kicked off playing with the wind towards the school. The opening half hour was scoreless, with most of the pressure coming from Cwmgors. It was Tonmawr however who scored the only points of the first half, against the runoff play, with two unconverted tries, giving them a 10-point lead.
Early in the second half Cwmgors scored a try by Owen Davies, which Jordan Davies converted to make it 7 – 10. However, Tonmawr hit back soon after with a converted try to keep their 10 point lead. Cwmgors hit back with a try and conversion from Jordan Smith to make it 14 – 17. Despite 30 minutes left in the match, these were the last points of the match.

Match Ball Sponsor: TBA

Man of The Match: Iestyn Thomas (Keith Davies)

Cwmgors v Bryncethin 06/04/2024 L 9 - 38

Unbeaten in the league, Bryncethin kicked off on a very windy day. Howeveer, it was Cwmgors who scored first, with a long-range penalty from Jordan Smith. Bryncethin soon replied with an unconverted try before another Jordan Smith penalty gave Cwmgors a 6-5 lead. Bryncethin took the lead again through a converted try. Cwmgors tried to narrow the lead with a difficult long-range penalty from Jordan Smith but it was blown wide by the strong wind. Bryncethin extended their lead against the run of play when an interception from inside their own 22m was run back under the post. With an easy conversion it was 6 – 19 to the visitors. Just before halt-time Jordan Smith slotted his third penalty to make it 9 – 19 at the interval.
Cwmgors had a chance to further reduce the deficit early in the second half, but the wind again pushed Jordan Smith’s penalty wide of the posts. Cwmgors were putting plenty of effort into the match, but midway through the half Bryncethin were awarded a penalty try from a scrum. They scored another converted try 10 minutes later, and finally an unconverted try near the end of the game. Once again Cwmgors were showing plenty of effort and commitment, but were unable to convert it into points.

Match Ball Sponsor: TBA

Man of The Match: Steffan Phillips (Steve Collins - trulife Mortgages + Protection + J & J Phillips)

Bryncethin v Cwmgors 10/04/2024 L 54 - 0

In a rearranged fixture, Cwmgors took on undefeated promotion candidates, Bryncethin, away on a wet and windy night. The hosts seemed to be able to cope with the conditions better, and were soon in front with an unconverted try, the first of five in the first half. They scored another five in the second half, converting the last two. Once again there was plenty of effort and commitment from the Cwmgors players. Many thanks to those who helped out including youth players Iestyn Bradley and Man of the Match Cai Lewis

Man of The Match: Cai Lewis

Cwmgors v Abercrave 13/04/2024 L 0 - 43

League leaders Abercrave kicked off the match, and took an early lead with a converted try. Cwmgors had a chance to get on the scoreboard next, but Jordan Smith's penalty attempt went wide. Abercrave extended their lead with an unconverted try to make it 0 – 12, before another Cwmgors penalty attempt went wide. Another converted try by Abercrave was the only other score of the half, to make it 0 – 19 at the break.
Abercrave scored their fourth try 15 minutes into the second half to give them the bonus point, Three further tries in the in the final 15 minutes, two of which they converted, made the final score 0 – 43. Once again there was plenty of effort and commitment from the Cwmgors players, but no points to show for it.

Match Ball Sponsor: TBA

Man of The Match: Iestyn Llewellyn


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Updated: Monday, April 15, 2024