Aberavon
2012/2013 Principality Premiership
Aberavon 6 v 26 Llanelli
19 September 2012 - Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot
Llanelli

Match Report

Away win

Injuries mar away win !

Injuries to Lewis Rawlins and tight head props Aled Hopkins and jamie Kaijaks were the big disappointments last night at the Talbot Athletic ground which ended with uncontested scrums.

Llanelli brought in Stuart Leach for his Principality Premiership debut in the back row who put a good solid all round performance along with Duane Eager and Lewis Rawlins.

Outside half Owen Williams opened the scoring with two fine penalties within 15 minutes. 

Llanelli were being allowed to play  tempo rugby thanks to the no-nonsense approach of Referee Sean Brickell to the delight of all spectators.

Then, when Aberavon's prop Rowan Jenkins was yellow carded for killing the ball it was anticipated that Llanelli would get their first try however a yellow for Llanelli prop Rhys Thomas evened matters again.

Another yellow for the Wizards Gavin Ronan five minutes before half time opened the door once again and centre Nic Reynolds took advantage with a good try on half time.

Following the injury to Aled Hopkins just before halftime, Jamie Kaijaks replaced him at the start of the second and within five minutes was stretchered off, resulting in a long delay in play while the Medics tended to him.

The disruption was visible with a poor first fifteen minutes  performance which saw the homesters capitalise with two Craig Evans  penalties.

Owen Williams then steadied the ship with a penalty on 54 minutes and impressive 18year old, former Ysgol Y Strade pupil Steffan Hughes touched down, following another attack. 

Fellow centre Nic Reynolds then added Llanelli's third try of the match which Williams converted.

Leading 26-6 after 63 minutes it was going to take a big effort from the home team to prevent the 'Turks" getting their try bonus point but to their credit and Llanelli's misfortune , that's what they achieved with their never say die attitude.

Aberevon's difficult start to the season continued with their fourth defeat from four starts against Llanelli who have now won three of their four matches.
Aberavon currently plagued with injuries will be soon climbing the table soon, thats for sure.

Aberavon RFC 6 - 26 Llanelli RFC 

Next Matches

22nd Sept  AWAY to Bedwas  2:30pm

29th Sept HOME to Cross Keys 2:30pm


Official : Sean Brickell (Wales)

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