2013 WRU British & Irish Cup Qualifying
Llandovery 20 v 26 Llanelli
07 September 2013 - Church Bank, Llandovery

Match Report

Llanelli RFC

Llanelli produced the goods again at Church Bank and by doing so qualified for the group stages of the British & Irish Cup.

With scrum half Aled Davies  having withdrawn Llanelli brought in Jak Evans (pictured) from the bench and in his first competitive start  put in an excellent shift for his new club.

Josh Lewis opened the scoring with a penalty on 4 minutes and then scored a well worked try from in-form hooker Kirby Myhill.

The Drovers got on the score sheet on 20 minutes with a well struck James Garland penalty and then Johnny Lewis finished off a fantastic passage of play which will surely be a contender for ‘try of the season.’

Llandovery responded immediately with an excellent try from full back Mike Evans with Garland converting, with the half finishing 13-10 to the visitors.

Ironically the second half also finished 13-10 to the visitors who deserved their victory yet put themselves under pressure in the closing stages when replacement Nathan White was yellow carded with 10 minutes to go.

In that second period, Llanelli scored two penalties from Josh Lewis who also kicked the conversion of a penalty try. While for the Drovers’ Garland kicked another penalty and their Captain Phil Day touched down in injury time which was converted by Ian Brooks.

Llanelli’s MOM was a tight call between scrum half Jak Evans and number 8 Stuart Leach with the Mohican just edging it.

Llanelli now join Rotherham, Bedford and Connaught in Group 3 of the British & Irish Cup

Llandovery 20 - 26 Llanelli RFC  

Official : Ian Davies (Wales)

Llandovery Llanelli