2008/2009 Principality Premiership
Llanelli 10 v 36 Newport
22 April 2009 - Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli

Match Report

Llanelli 10 :: Newport 36

Welcome to our live transmission of the Llanelli v Newport game this evening. The current score after 5 minutes is 7 nil to Llanelli. Try scored by Nick Reynolds conversion by Luke Richards. Luke Richards successful penalty after 8 minutes.After 17 minutesNick Reynolds brought down inches from the Newport line by some stirling derfence by Newport. Newport awarded penalty on the 24th minute successfully converted by ex Llanelli stalwart Dan Grifiths .Further penalty by Dan Grifiths cuts the lead to just 4 points with Newport now piling on the pressure. On 34 mins yellow card to Lee Bassett resulted in another successful penalty for Newport. In a quite frantic first half and in the final minute of the first half Dan Grifiths slotted Newport,s 4th penalty to give the visitors a slender lead at half time. The thinking here at the moment is that Newport have perhaps weathered the early onslought by Llanelli and will test the home side in the second half. It will need a considerable effort by Llanelli to make a winning difference . 5 minutes into the second half Richard Dale powered over for Ports 1st try converted by Dan Grifiths. A penalty by Dan Grifiths increases the visitors lead to 12 points.Another yellow see,s Llanelli again reduced to 14 men Sean Hopkins making the long walk to the bench. The continued and unrelenting Newport pressure is rewarded with a try by Nathan Williams converted by Grifiths. Llanelli are now reduced to 13 men with Rhys Lawrence making the walk to the bench for a 10 minute think!! We are now in holding on time for Llanelli , Newport are the dominant side and the home side youngsters are having to learn their trade the hard way.The final minute brought about Newport try scored by Rhys Mallett . Llanelli looked tired and to be fair suffered greatly by the three yellow cards issued by referee James Jones, but no complaints they were beaten by a far srtonger Newport outfit. .
Final Score... Llanelli 10-36 Newport

Official : James Jones (Wales)

Llanelli Newport