Swalec Bowl third round

TYCROES travelled to Cefneithin in the third round of the Swalec Bowl in one of only a handful of games to go ahead at the weekend, and came away with a comfortable 55-0 win.

Dean Bromham started the scoring when he kicked a penalty inside the first ten minutes to open the floodgates.

The Tycroes pack dominated most aspects of the game with Richie Williams at hooker taking several strikes against the head.

The first try came when wing Mikey Hopkins accepted a blind-side pass fromNo8 Stu Mander to run in from 40 yards. Bromham added the extras and then a touchdown of his own, which he duly converted.

The final score of the first half came from Williams, Bromham again converting for a comfortable 24-0 halftime lead.

The dominance of the Tycroes pack in the first 40 minutes allowed a few changes to be made during the interval to give several key players a deserved rest.

After the break, the hosts continued scoring at regular intervals with Gareth Jones adding a try before Bromham doubled his tally midway through the second half.

With the game all but won, Tycroes took their foot off the pedal, allowing Cefn to come back into the game and the “never say die” attitude of the visiting forwards proved a stern test.

But despite wave after wave of Cefn pressure, Tycroes’ defence, which prides itself on stinginess, held firm.

The final 15 minutes saw the hosts add three further tries with replacement wing Owen Evans, prop Tristan Morgan and full back Daniel Edwards all crossing the whitewash.

Bromham converted two to take his personal tally for the day to 25 points.

Notable performances came from 18-year-olds Edwards and Steffan Davies, neither of whom looked out of place after stepping up from youth rugby.

Tycroes are due to finish the first half of the league season with a home game against Burry Port on Saturday, kick-off 2.30pm.