Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ebbw Vale 7 Carmarthen Quins 29

On another bone-chillingly cold January day with temperatures peaking at 2C, Ebbw Vale did little to warm the souls of the hardy faithful of around 150 spectators, as the season-long problems of poor lineouts, slow breakdown ball and lack of penetration behind continued to stiffle any signs of progress.
In a slightly surreal 'friendly' with passive scrums, subs running the line, and Ebbw choosing not to kick penalties, it took until the 2nd half for the Quins to up their game and run in 4 tries.
Some clips are here and here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ebbw Vale 7 Llanelli 23

Three early 2nd half tries from Llanelli destroyed any chance of a hard working Ebbw Vale side progressing in the Cup.
On a bitterly cold night in Tredegar, used instead of ECP, Llanelli had too much speed and quickness of hand for a ring rusty Ebbw team missing star back row men Rhys Williams and Simon Pengelly.
Some you tube clips are here and here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cup match v Llanelli Tuesday

Really disappointed that yesterday's cup match v Llanelli was called off.
Can you call off a 2.30 kick off @ 10am because of frost? The sun does come out even in January in Ebbw Vale.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Llanelli home in the Cup

At last, after Xmas and the snow, some rugby to watch.
It's Llanelli home in the Cup tomorrow, so let's hope that the boys can shape up.
Should have some pics'n'clips as well!

Friday, January 15, 2010


At last the snow is thawing.
Thank God for that.
I can't stand the bloody stuff, and resent any adults who say they love it when it snows: it's dangerous, it's disruptive, and it's cold.
Good riddance, and don't come back.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all.

May it be a peaceful, healthy and prosperous one.