CHAMPION SCHOOLS YEAR 8 FINAL – ST PETER’S WIGAN 46 YSGOL GYFUN YSTALYFERA 0
By Ian Golden at Richmond RFC, Old Deer Park
It was a step too far for Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera as they went down 46-0 to St Peter’s of Wigan in the Champion Schools Year 8 Final in Richmond on Friday.
After easily beating St John Fisher, 42-18, in the semi-final, Ystalyfera couldn’t make it a Wigan double as four tries from Umyla Hanley, son of the former international Ellery, led the way for St Peter’s.
They took the lead in the sixth minute with Hanley’s first, before the same player jinxed through again on 15 minutes. Sammy Glover converted both.
Hanley ran through for his hat-trick four minutes later after Sam Burns released him through the centre with a pass bordering on forward. Glover had an easy conversion to make the score 18-0.
The fourth came straight from kick-off as Burns switched from creator to scorer. An outstanding conversion from Glover made the score 24-0.
And just before half-time, Joe Charnock twisted his way through for St Peter’s fifth, again converted by Burns. 30-0 to the Wigan side at the break.
Ten minutes into the second half and a try in the corner from Taylor Sadler-Flude that went unconverted.
Not helped by losing out on most of the 50-50 decisions from the match officials, something that infuriated the Welsh school’s coaching staff, Ystalyfera were downhearted and they let Hanley in for his fourth try that Glover converted to make the score 40-0.
Sadler-Flude followed him over for his second that Glover converted to make the final score 46-0.
ST PETERS, WIGAN 46 YSGOL GYFUN YSTALYFERA 0
Gan Sian Golden, Richmond RFC, Old Deer Park
Un gem yn ormod oedd hi i flwyddyn 8 Ysgol Ystalyfera wrth iddynt gael eu trechu gan St Peters o Wigan o 46-0 yn rownd derfynol blwyddyn 8 Pencampwyr Ysgolion Cenedlaethol Prydain yn Richmond ddydd Gwener.
Aeth St Peters ar y blaen ar ol chwe munud gyda chais gan Umyla Handley, mab cyn chwaraewr rygbi xiii cenedlaethol Ellery. Cafwyd trosiad gan Sammy Glover.
Dyblwyd y sgor ar y chwarter awr gan Handley gyda chais arall. Glover yn trosi eto.
Aeth Handley trwyddo am ei drydydd ar ol symudiad gwych gan Sam Burns. Daeth trosiad anhygoel gan Glover i wneud y sgor 24-0.
Cyn hanner amser, sgorwyd pumed cais St Peters wrth i Joe Charnock groesi’r linell. Cafodd ei throsi eto gan Glover. 30-0 i’r ysgol o Wigan ar yr egwyl.
Deng munud i fewn i’r ail hanner sgoriodd Taylor Sadler-Flude cais ni chafodd ei throsi.
Fe gollwyd allan lawer gwaith mewn penderfyniadau 50-50 gan y dyfarnwyr, roedd calonnau trom gan Ystalyfera, ac o ganlyniad i hynny aeth Handley i mewn am ei bedwerydd cais a droswyd gan Glover i wneud y sgor 40-0.
Ychwanegwyd ail gais gan Sadler-Flude a throswyd gan Glover. Daeth y gem i ben gyda sgor terfynol o 46-0 i St Peters.
YSTALYFERA: Jac Tregoning, Owain Lloyd Hughes, Zach Young, Iestyn Morgan, Geraint Edwards, Iestyn Hopkins, Elis Morgan, Keiran Lewis, Tomos Griffiths, Conor McMenamin, Trystan Rawlings, Jordan Evans, Ben Snadden. Subs: Kyle Phillips, Henry Hall, Joseph Hughes, Alex Jones.