BARRY saw out 2017 in style as they ran in five tries to overcome local rivals Penarth last Saturday (December 30).

Both sides produced an entertaining game for the sizeable crowd to enjoy, before retiring to the clubhouse for a well earned pint.

It was Penarth who started the game on the front foot, moving the ball around well but unable to create any real scoring chances.

Barry soon got their game together and pressured the home line with a series of driving lineouts, one of which finally led to Barros gathering a chip over the top to cross for an unconverted try and an early lead.

A series of unforced errors put Penarth under more pressure and Barry again used the forward drive to great effect, with Millar getting the touchdown for the second try. Barros converted to put the visitors 12 points ahead.

Penarth fought their way back into the game but were met by a resolute Barry defence determined not to let their advantage slip.

However the Barry scrum began to creek and buoyed by their success in this phase, Penarth drove to the Barry line only to knock the ball on as they crossed. Barry managed to weather the storm into the break, leaving the half-time score at 12-0 in their favour.

It was again the home side who made all the early running at the start of the second period, but they remained unable to capitalise on their possession and Barry did not have to wait long to make the hosts pay for their profligacy.

A series of probing drives took Barry close to the home line where Evans was able to cross for the third try. Although not converted, the latest score gave Barry a comfortable cushion of 17 points.

A period of Barry dominance followed as again the forwards took control, forcing Penarth to concede penalties to hold them at bay. One such quickly taken penalty saw Barros find O'Sullivan in support to cross for Barry's fourth, which with Barros' conversion put the visitors 24-0 in front.

Penarth were to be rewarded for their efforts minutes later as two quick penalties allowed the forwards to drive over the Barry line for a deserved try that went unconverted.

But Barry were back on the attack from the restart, quickly spreading the ball wide for Perry to cross for try number five. Barros added the extras for a 31-5 scoreline.

With the win as good as secured, Barry made a small piece of history with their substitutions to ensure the four O'Sullivan brothers were on the field at the same time, breaking the previous record of three by the Scott family.

The scoreline remained unchanged in the closing minutes, with the result giving Barry an important win to take them fourth in the table, ahead of a tough run of upcoming league fixtures.

Next Saturday sees Barry entertain Aberdare in a 2:30pm kick-off.

The club lottery is still looking for a winner as last week's numbers of 3, 17, 22 and 24 were not matched. This week's jackpot increases to £8,100.