UNDER 13s FINAL
NEATH AND DISTRICT SCORPIONS 36 CARDIFF SPARTANS 20
Neath and District Scorpions won the first final of the day, the under 13s encounter, in a competitive match against Cardiff Spartans.
The final score was 36-20 but the youngsters from the capital made the Scorpions’ youngest outfit fight all the way.
Neath went into a 14-0 lead after scores from Alex McNamara, Kurt Davies and Kingsley Morgan.
but quick tries from Cardiff’s Joseph Melhuish and Karling Claridge brought the score back to 14-10.
Tries from Brad Roderick and Ben Lukes further extended the score to 26-10 before Claridge and then Connor Brookes went over for Cardiff to give them further hope with the score now at 26-20.
However the West Wales side were too strong in the end and two further tries sealed the win.
UNDER 14s FINAL
ABER VALLEY WOLVES 36 PENALLTA STORM 10
The Wolves from Senghenydd took their first of two trophies after beating Penallta Storm 36-10 in a Caerphilly County Borough derby for the Welsh under 14s Final.
The final score was 36-10 and the result was never in doubt after the Wolves built up a sturdy 26-0 lead.
Ryan Edmunds and Ross Williams led the way with a brace of touchdowns apiece with William Fishlock, Luke Yendle and Brendan Wiegold also crossing. Lewis Blakely kicked four conversions.
Storm gave themselves some respect with two second half tries from Owen Davies, one of them being the last of the game showing their refusal to give up.
UNDER 15s FINAL
ABER VALLEY WOLVES 38 BRIDGEND BLUE BULLS 28
It wasn’t quite as easy for the Wolves in the under 15s final as it took two tries at the death to see off Bridgend Blue Bulls.
The Senghenydd side built up a 24-10 lead at the interval but the plucky Bridgend side fought back and dramatics saw the score at 28-all with just five minutes left on the clock.
Connor Weigold completed his hat-trick to finally seal the Wolves win. Other tries came from Liam Walters, Tom Davies, Ben Madges, Tristan Wharf and Morgan Jones, the latter also kicking three conversions.
Bridgend scored three fewer tries but Eugene Richards was more accurate with the boot which helped the match to its dramatic finish.
He converted four out of five as Jason Bennett (2), Tom Lucas, Ash Thomas, Jack Thompson and Fraser McGann were the tries scorers for the plucky runners up.
UNDER 16s FINAL
SOUTH GOWER REBELS 24 PENALLTA STORM 16
Penallta lost their grip on the title thanks to two tries in the last five minutes by a skilful South Gower side.
The Storm had won the under 15 title last year and the under 14 crown in 2011 and they were in pole position in this final until the very latter stages.
16-10 up at one stage, Storm’s tries came from Kyle Williams, Scott Davidson and Thomas Rees with Lewis Alexander kicking the one conversion.
But South Gower showed a never say die attitude and fought back. Hero of the day was James Taylor with a hat-trick of tries while Keelan Giles added a further two.
Keiran Williams and Tom Neale kicked one goal apiece to help give the Swansea-based side the title in only their second year of operation.