2012/2013 Principality Premiership
Llanelli 26 v 11 Aberavon
30 November 2012 - Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli

Match Report

Another Friday night win

Llanelli finished their 3 match home November campaign with another win , this time against Aberavon in the Principality Premiership.

Llanelli welcomed back from injury the 'Boys from the North', Dion and Rhodri Jones and both made big contributions for the team.

Rhodri was immense at the scrum time and his all round forward technique was top notch which i'm sure will delight Easterby and Gatland.

Young 18 year old Dion making his debut on the left wing showed great promise and looks he could develop into a fine back three player.

Owen Williams playing at inside centre impressed at both attack and defence and again, despite missing a couple of penalties, kicked really well. Owen opened with a couple of good penalties, with the Wizard outside half Craig Evans kicking one.

Llanelli  were applying lots a pressure, another excellent scrum laid the platform for the hard working Stuart Leach to feed Ryan Jones to go on a great 22m run and touch down under the 'Avon ' posts, Owen Williams converted. Then Evans and Williams exchanged penalties before the half time whistle.

Llanelli extended their lead with another Williams penalty and a fine individual try from debutant Dion Jones. Dribbling the ball from 45 metres and an excellent under pressure pick up and touchdown was the highlight of the evening which brought the crowd to their feet and even  a smile from Academy supremo Kevin George.

Some injuries, unwanted niggle and negativity was effecting the quality of the spectacle and Referee Tim Hayes sent Aberavon's Gareth Harvey and Llanelli skipper Adam Powell to the bin.

Llanelli, with over thirty minutes remaining and leading 26-6 will be disappointed with their application and accuracy as they pushed for the bonus point. But nevertheless they can feel satisfied with a win and realise there is lots of hard work to be done, particularly in attack.

The tenacious Wizards had the last points of the match a driving line out  try from Chris Davies.

Llanelli 26-11 Aberavon.

Man of the Match:Stuart Leach

Official : Tim Hayes (Wales)

Llanelli Aberavon