Close game ends in defeat for Sharma’s men

A LATE Cardiff flourish consigned Swansea to the second varsity defeat in two years at the Welsh Institute of Sport.


The men’s team pushed Cardiff all the way but the shooting prowess of Cons Ong proved too much for Swansea.

Prior to the match there were concerns over the fitness of Swansea’s captain Calum Sharma.

Having been cleared to play he put in an impressive performance as he commanded his team throughout.

Cardiff began well and led the match at the end of the first quarter.

Swansea came out for the second raring to go and managed to take the lead by the end of the second quarter.

Thanks to the efforts of Swansea’s Tomasz Mrozowski, Nate Osoria and Ajay Ajing, they were back in it and led after two quarters by four points.

Swansea’s Henry Sondo, Jordan Blake, Adam Kennedy and Marc Robson all put in strong performances in the final two quarters, but Cardiff’s Cons Ong, Hal Oreck and George Margaritopolous challenged the team’s defence.

With six minutes to go the teams were neck in neck.

Sharma continued to score points under pressure for Swansea, but Cardiff’s star player Ong proved the difference between the sides.

Cardiff’s captain Mike O’Keefe was impressed by the Swansea side following the match.

He said: “Swansea are such a great team.

“They gave us a hard fight today.”


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