16 years ago the little lad clutching the rugby ball watched on as his proud father held the Welsh Cup.
Today that same young lad scored a try on his debut for Neath aaginst Trebanos, dabbing down for a debut try after just 10 minutes.
Elis Horgan was the scorer, earning a full beam smile from father Pat, and there to watch him were his Neath Athletic Colts team-mates who had beaten Pontardawe in an early kick off.
Neath went on to win 27-nil – and 16 years ago they were winners too when the Blacks beat Caerphilly 36-13 to win the first Cup Final of the regional era.
As the Romans in Neath might have said, “Tempus fugit” ! (FULL MATCH REPORT TO FOLLOW)