CAERPHILLY'S first home game of the 13-14 season ended in a comprehensive defeat as the visitors put 42 points on the board at Virginia Park last weekend.

Despite fairing well against Pontypool Utd last weekend, the young side failed to get to grips with the size of the visiting pack, constantly yielding in the scrummages as Abergavenny built a platform to play from. Indeed Caerphilly were 21 points down with 25 minutes played, the visitors scoring three converted tries.

The home side began a mini fight back just before half time with outside half Luke Williams converting a 32nd minute penalty before Tom Ogden crossed the line deep into first half injury time to set up an interesting second period.

The visitors struck early putting the home side on the back foot, but they couldn't react as swiftly as previous games and gave away too many penalties as Abergavenny stretched their lead through a series if penalties.

Caerphilly's only answer was a debut try for second row Will Oliver, as he scored out wide during a sustained period of pressure by the home side.

The pressure to score forced Caerphilly into attack, leaving spaces behind, which the visitors duly exploited in the final minutes, scoring 2 late tries from deep within their own 22 to sink the Castletown side.

Last week's game showed sustained periods of class, however this match the side could only muster spurts as they looked to build on the previous game.

Elsewhere at the club the Youth A team suffered a defeat at the hands of Bargoed whilst the Youth Whites team had a good game defeating visitors Penallta Blues Youth.

Caerphilly make the difficult trip to Croesyceiliog next weekend, as the Greens play away at Abertillery, the Youth Whites at home to New Panteg Youth. Kick off's 2:30pm