Burry Port RFC are the Division 3 West B Champions for 2017/18.
Before today’s game, Saturday (Apr 28) the men in black needed to win with a bonus point to make certain and win they did against Nantgaredig RFC.
There was certainly a good crowd who watched on with anticipation. They didn’t have long to wait before they saw, what was to be a riot as the home team scored the first try within a minute.
Nantgaredig bit back with a couple of penalties but they had to wait for the dying minute before they got their consolation try. In between that time they were victims of a team on a mission.
Four tries would have done but this home side wanted to entertaining the faithful who had gathered along the pavilion touch line with many clutching celebratory cans of ale.
The home side were welcomed on to the pitch by the junior side and a visiting junior team who lined up as a guard of honour. It was a nice touch.
Pre match musical entertainment blasted out on the speaker and many of the neighbouring homes appeared to yield people from every possible gateway. It was a fine day after all and Burry Port RFC are a team worth watching.
The first half ended with the men in black comfortable with a 31 – 6 lead. They could easily have called it a day at this point and defended their lead but there was no stopping them.
The tries continued to come via a fast and powerful back line but the pack were not to be out done and managed to power their way close enough to the line on a couple of occasions for those shy and retiring forwards to fall on the ball and claim the glory.
It was a thoroughly entertaining game and there won’t be many in the Nantgaredig team who would disagree that they were on the receiving end of a hiding.
Nantgaredig showed how much pride they had as a team and did compete up until the final whistle. A minute before that they managed to get a well worked try, which took them from one side of the field to the other with some neat passing to score in the corner.
The final score was Burry Port RFC 62 – 11 Nantgaredig RFC
The celebrations began with the popping of champagne bottles and the familiar sound of numerous cans of beer being opened.
The presentation of the title along with a crystal bowl sealed what has been a fantastic season for Burry Port RFC. The hottest venue in Burry port on this particular evening will be the rugby club, where no doubt, they will be celebrating into the wee small hours. And who could blame them. Llongyfarchiadau Burry Port RFC.
Points Scorers: Mathew Gower, Iwan Roberts, Seth Powell, Ben Williams, Luke Ruddal, Declan Knox, Andy Francis, Tom Bowen.