In the worst weather conditions to date, Llandovery entertained Llanelli at Church Bank last night.
Intelligently refereed by Wayne Davies and with two teams willing to keep ball in hand, it turned out a very good ‘friendly’ encounter.
Both sides gave numerous opportunities to new players and it was Llanelli’s ‘newbie ‘ centre Lewis Evans who reacted first to a loose ball and a kick and chase to score near the posts, which Gareth Walters converted. Llanelli playing with the strong wind failed to increase their lead as the stubborn Drovers defence held firm. With time almost up for half time Llandovery’s Rhodri Jones showed good footballing skills for his try, to bring and end to the half, with Llanelli holding a slender 7-5 lead.
Llandovery with the strong wind on their backs were on the scoreboard in the 2nd minute of the second half with opportunist try from Josh Guy converted by Steffan Marshall.
Llanelli then lost three early scoring opportunities, however, such was the conditions it was inevitable there was going to be errors in both teams play.
An excellent scrum from the visitors resulted in a penalty try, which Gareth Walters converted to regain the lead.
But it was short lived as young Craig Woodall charged down a Llanelli kick and touched down for the winning try, which was duly converted by Steffan Marshall to end an entertaining friendly match.
Llandovery RFC 19-14 Llanelli RFC