On Tuesday, 21 August 2012, Cardiff Schools Under 15s played South Gloucester in their first game of the 2012/13 season. It was a friendly played over three 20 minute sessions and gave the newly assembled squad a chance to get to know each other in their first competitive game together.
Cardiff opened the scoring with a well taken goal from Tremaine Jeanne, which was soon followed up with a goal from Dan Raymond. At the end of the first session the score stood at 2-0 to the Cardiff Schoolboys.
In the second session, the Gloucester picked up the pace of their game and maintained possession well. Unfortunately for them, on one of their attacking forays, they left the back door open and Dan Raymond got in behind their defence to make it 3-0 to Cardiff. Undaunted, Gloucester continued to press and pulled back a goal to make it 3-1 to keep themselves in the game.
In the third and final session both teams knew the next goal would be vital and Gloucester maintained the pressure as they looked to create openings. with the luck running against them, Gloucester conceded an own goal, making the scoreline 4-1 and putting the game all but out of their reach. As Cardiff relaxed Gloucester continued to push forward and pulled back another goal, making the final score 4-2 to Cardiff.
This was a good all-round performance by the Cardiff squad, which saw the integration of a number of new players and bodes well for the future. Their performance is all the more impressive given it was the Under 16s Gloucester team they had played.