2011/2012 Principality Premiership
Llanelli 36 v 0 Bedwas
17 September 2011 - Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli

Match Report

Defence holds firm !

Referee Chris Williams showed good fitness and consistency in his attempt to get this Principality Premiership match flowing against Bedwas at Parc Y Scarlets.

Llanelli were guilty on three occasions receiving  ‘Yellows ‘ while  Bedwas got two plus a red card to Simon Grainger for a stamping offence, which saw impressive Chris Keenan leave the field in the 5 minute of the second half.

Jordan Williams once again had a major influence on the game kicking 4 conversions; one 55 metre penalty and a clever opportunist try for 16 points.

Jordon who celebrates his 18th birthday next week, was in an early party mood setting up a try for wing Bowdy Davies in brilliant fashion. Outstanding Justin James read the box kick from Bedwas and he threw a long pass to the outside half who dummied to kick from inside his twenty two and showed an eye for the gap and a turn of speed reminiscent to our Scarlets President Phil Bennett in his heyday. With the defence eventually closing in on him, he put in a perfect weighted kick ahead for the diminutive speedster to score.

This by far, was not a one man show, as all the forwards including the bench laid a solid platform for the back line. Loose head, Rhys ap Rhys Thomas, got just reward for his efforts with a try and Bowdy scored his second with full back Johnny Lewis again touching down.

Next week Llanelli travel to Carmarthen Park and Head Coach Kevin George will be demanding a similar all round game plus another impressive defensive performance in order to get the Principality Premiership points up for grabs.

Following the match Llanelli will head back to Parc Y Scarlets where the Scarlets take on the European Champions Leinster with a 6:30pm kick off. The game marks the 5000 game for Llanelli RFC/Scarlets and amazingly Head of Development Gareth Jenkins and Llanelli’s Head of Rugby Anthony Buchanan have been involved in 1000 of those games.

15..Johnny Lewis 14. Justin James 13. Iolo Evans 12.Chris Keenan 11.Bowdy Davies 10. Jordan Williams 9. Aled Davies 1.Rhys Thomas.2.Andrew Pritchard 3.Simon Gardiner 4.Adam Powell (c) 5. Aidan Laxton 6.Craig Price 7..Duane Eager 8.Mat Gilbert

Replacements/Subs  From 16..Shaun Hopkins (39,63)17.Aled Hopkins(40)  18 Nathan White (50)19.Llyr Griffiths(60)  20. Morgan Haylock (50) 21. David Higgins (74)22. Ryan Bayliss(45)

Llanelli RFC 36 - 0 Bedwas RFC  

Official : Chris Williams (Wales)

Llanelli Bedwas