Narberth Friendly Report

Narberth 17 Llanelli 12

It was a wet afternoon in Narberth yesterday as the match got underway. Both coaches took the opportunity to play all their squad players who were available and I’m sure saw a lot to build on following a competitive 80 minutes. Llanelli started the brighter and quickly found themselves deep into the opposition 22 and following a lineout rumbled over for the games first score. That set the tone for the first quarter with Llanelli having lots of ball and field position. But, try as they might the Narberth defence was good and kept the visitors out. It was a different story in the second quarter, two quick try by the home side turn the tide and with the elements behind them secured a half time lead of 12 – 5. 

The second half saw Llanelli once again dominate possession and field position. They did create numerous chances to score further tries but failed to make the most of those opportunities. They paid the price when with just 10 minutes remaining turnover ball resulted in Narberth securing victory with a breakaway try. Llanelli scored their second try on 80 minutes but in the end they went down by 17 – 12.

llanelli team

15 Leon Randell 14 Liam Hutchins 13 Ben Atkins 12 Oliver Reyland 11 Liam Smith 10 Ashley Sutton 9Lee Evans 1 Richard Bassett 2 Elgan Lewis 3 Ben Leung 4 Chris Long 5 Ashleigh Hyndman 6 Joel James 7 Lloyd Pike 8 Nathan Hart (c)

replacements that all came on were

Callum Jenkins, Adam Thomas, Matthew Davies , Ioan Jones , Elliot Rees , Josh Weeds, Jonny Lewis, Kieron Griffiths, Kalum Evans

llanelli Try scorers

Elgan Lewis & Liam Smith

Leon Randell added a conversion.

 So, lots to work on over the coming two weeks ahead of the first league game against Ebbw Vale.

 

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 11 9 0 2 374 210 46
Newport 11 9 0 2 337 214 45
Aberavon 11 7 0 4 322 243 37
Llandovery 11 6 0 5 303 287 31
RGC 1404 11 6 0 5 286 244 31
Merthyr 11 5 0 6 329 294 31
Pontypridd 11 7 0 4 239 259 30
Carmarthen Quins 11 6 0 5 232 254 30
Bridgend Ravens 11 4 0 7 186 276 18
Swansea 11 3 0 8 212 269 18
Ebbw Vale 11 3 0 8 157 263 14
Llanelli 11 1 0 10 189 353 10