Gower finish the regular season with nine wins out of nine. Y Mellt and Orangutans draw, with both teams securing a place in the play offs. Y Genhedlaeth Nesaf take the all important fourth and final play off spot.
In the first game of the evening, Y Genhedlaeth Nesaf are narrowly beaten in their rearranged fixture against Y Mellt five scores to three. This leaves Y Genhedlaeth needing to win their second game of the evening to guarantee a play off place. They do so by pulling a victory out of the bag with a narrow 6-5 victory of much improved, The Friendly Rivals.
Elsewhere, Both Once Were Athletic and Lookilikies gain walk over wins with Hyrddod yr Hendy and Charlie’s Angels both unable to fulfil their fixtures.
Once Were Athletic miss out agonisingly on a play off place by a single point and will be disappointed to note that dropping points with 5-5 draw instead of a victory in Round 6 against Lookilikies may have cost them a place in the play offs.
Gower Dragons make it 100% wins for the season with a win, 8 scores to 5 over No Dropped Balls and are clear league winners by three points. The Dragons have scored 61 times this season and conceded 29 scores.
Following this, it’s an exciting 3-3 draw when 2nd place, Y Mellt play 3rd placed, Orangutans in what will be a pre-cursor to the play off semi finals. Y Mellt finish above Orangutans only by virtue of their superior points scored difference. They are the league’s highest scorers with 76 and have a +/- of 41, closely followed by Orangutans who have crossed the whitewash 73 times this season, but their +/- of 27 puts them into 3rd place.
Semi Final 1 – Gower Dragons (1) v Y Genhedlaeth Nesaf (4)
Semi Final 2 – Y Mellt (2) v Orangutans (3)
Final – Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
So on Wednesday 1st August, it’s Gower Dragons to play against Y Genhedlaeth Nesaf in the first semi final and Y Mellt to play Orangutans in the second semi. This is really too close to call, but it’s the unbeaten Gower Dragons who must be firm favourites to take their first Cyffwrdd Sir Gâr Touch title. However, both Y Mellt and Orangutans lost to the Dragons by only one score in the league fixtures, so can be confident of upsetting the odds whichever team makes it through to the final.
Y Genhedlaeth Nesaf may be the dark horses for the title. If they can overturn the Dragons in the semi, they will be confident of beating whoever they face in the final, although they have not managed to beat any of the teams placed above them this season.
Whatever happens, it’s been a fantastic third season of Touch in Llanelli at Ysgol Y Strade this summer and we are already looking forward to CSGT13.
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Don’t forget, there’s plenty more Touch to play this year, with the announcement that this year’s Pendine tournament will now take place on the 29th / 30th September. This is a fantastic social tournament and we’re strongly encouraging Llanelli teams to enter this tournament. Please contact me for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would either like to enter a team or be part of a team looking for players.
See Pendine Sands Tournament Is On for more details.
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