Premiership leaders Llanelli expected a difficult afternoon at the Bridge field and that’s exactly what they got. After scoring 22 tries in their last three matches, it was down to the immaculate kicking of Luke Richards to win them the day with 17 points from one conversion, one drop-goal and four penalties.
Llanelli’s only try came from outstanding tight-head prospect Simon Gardner. Simon who is a replacement for the Wales Under 20’s next week, capped a fine performance scoring a quick thinking try (a la Dwayne Peel) from a penalty in front of the posts to give his team a 11 point lead with ten minutes left on the clock
Bedwas who performed so well, scored two tries from former Llanelli player Hywel Jenkins and impressive second row Adam Brown with outside half Gethin Worgan kicking two penalties to earn the home team a well deserved losing bonus point.
Man of the match was Number 8 Dan Godfrey who seemed to cover every inch of the ground with a work-rate that the whole of his team will need to beat Aberavon at the Talbot Athletic ground next Saturday.
Pic Man of the match Dan Godfrey
Team15.A ndrew Banfield.14.Nick Jones.13.Scott Williams.12.Matthew Brayley11.Mike Davies10.Luke Richards 9.Gareth Davies.1.Shaun Hopkins.2.Craig Hawkins© 3.Simon Gardner.4.Arwel Davies.5.Adam Powell6. Luke Jones.7.Simon Peters.8.Dan Godfrey16.Ian Jones.(27, 65)17.Greg George.18.Luke Kendal 19Justin James.20.Neil Clapham. 21.Daniel Norton.
Half Time… Bedwas RFC 6-9 Llanelli RFC
Final………. Bedwas RFC 16-22 Llanelli RFC
Referee Nigel Whitehouse
Other Pricipality Premiership results
Bridgend 11-29 Neath
Cardiff 22-13 Llandovery
Cross Keys 14-16 Wanderers
Newpoert 37-7 Ebbw Vale.
Pontypool 17-48 Aberavon
Potypridd 25-19 Swansea
Next up for Llanelli RFC will be Aberavon RFC in the Principality Premiership away on Saturday 7th February Kick off 2:30pm followed on Tuesday evening 10th February when they host Ebbw Vale at Parc Y Scarlets k o 7:15pm