Players pay tribute to pal's father
OPPOSING teams united on the touchline to remember the father of one of their number who died in the Gleision disaster.
Alex Jenkins, 14, lost his father Garry, aged 39, in the mining tragedy in September last year.
Ahead of the Dulais Valley Lions match against Pontardawe at Seven Sisters RFC, players and supporters from both teams took part in a minute's silence to mark the first anniversary.
Alex's Lions team-mates had asked for the silence to take place, to show their support for their team-mate and his family.
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Players from both sides linked arms during the silence which took place before the match, which the Lions went on to win.
In the first game after the disaster, the team held a four minute silence — a minute for each of the lost miners.