2013/2014 Principality Premiership
Llanelli 32 v 37 Swansea
19 April 2014 - Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli

Match Report

Swansea Match Report

In the end it was a disappointing defeat for Llanelli in this, their penultimate game of the season. The final scoreline of 32 – 37 suggests that it was a fast and somewhat loose game and it certainly was. Inside the first quarter of an hour the home side ran in three tries from Josh Lewis, Darran Harris and Dion Jones to open up an healthy lead of 19 –3. Swansea points coming from a drop goal by stand off Luke Price. Just before the break, the visitors scored their first try coming from a scrum 5metres out when No8 Matthew Phillips crossed. Price slotted the conversion and at the half Llanelli lead 19 –10. Josh Lewis slotted a penalty just after the restart to increase the home side’s advantage, but an interception try from Andrew Claypole kept the visitors very much in touch. A similar end to end score from Llanelli by replacement James Griffiths extended the lead once again, but two quick tries by Swansea from Richard Williams and full back Rhys Williams reduced the deficit to just two points. It was clear this game was going down to the wire. Dion Jones slotted a penalty for Llanelli with just 10 minutes left to open up a five point advantage, but following the sin binning of Llanelli captain Ed Price the home side came under considerable pressure. The crucial score came on 78 mins when Llanelli decided to run ball from under their own posts, knocked on, and Swansea centre Jed Evans gleefully accepted the gift to put the visitors in front for the first time in the game. A further penalty on the stroke of full time from Price completed the scoring and kept the All White’s hopes alive of retaining their Premiership status.  

Attendance: 400

Official : Craig Evans (Wales)

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