CWMGORS suffered their first Division West Central defeat of the new season at Baglan.

The visitors kicked off playing into a strong wind, which Baglan made good use of early on, turning their pressure into points with a penalty to open the scoring.

The Cherries did have some good possession and field position despite the wind against them, but Baglan were using the elements to pin back.

They extended their lead with an unconverted try, and followed this up with a converted try with a breakout from their own half.

Despite being 15-0 down ‘Gors were beginning to have more ball and field position, and this resulted in a maul being driven over following a lineout, Ben Curtis Jones scoring.

The kick from Andrew Mason seemed to be going over until the wind caught it to push it wide.

With the score at 15-5, most of the play was now in the Baglan 22. With half-time approaching, Cwmgors seemed to cross over with a driving maul near the posts, but the referee called it short.

A few moments later ‘Gors did cross the line, but the ball was held up. From the goal-line drop out to restart the match, Baglan used the wind to kick the ball deep into Cwmgors’ half.

They won possession and scored a converted try at the end of the half. That gave Baglan a 22-5 lead at the interval.

The only score of the second half came early on. A break in midfield by Baglan was well supported and they touched down near the posts for an easy conversion to give them a 29-5 lead.

Most of the second half saw Cwm attacking in the Baglan 22, but were unable to cross the line.

It was a far more even encounter than the score line suggests.