Bridgend Ravens
2015/2016 Principality Premiership
Bridgend 8 v 64 Llanelli
26 December 2015 - Morganstone Brewery Field, Bridgend

Match Report

9 try away day

LLANELLI turned on the style to dish out a nine-try Boxing Day hammering to Bridgend Ravens at the Brewery Field in the Principality Premiership.

Centre Nathan Edwards and fly-half Josh Lewis both bagged braces for Dai Flanagan's men who, after leading 12-8 at the break, ran riot in the second half as they racked up 52 unanswered points.

There was little sign of what was to come as the Ravens battled well in the first half, although the Llanelli pack had the upper hand in the set-pieces while their backs also looked sharp when given the chance.

An early penalty by Joe Scrivens was quickly cancelled out by a string of penalties which gave Llanelli good field position and they kicked to the corner, won the line-out and drove captain Adam Powell over for a try.

They repeated the tactic after 14 minutes but, on this occasion, swung the ball wide and a simple loop by Lewis put Shaun Pearce over in the corner.

However, the hosts responded when, with half-time approaching, a Llanelli clearance kick was fielded by Marc Bennett who burst through the Llanelli defence and a smart kick was taken by Mike Powell who dived over for a try that made it 12-8 to Llanelli at the break.

Llanelli wasted no time in increasing their lead as former Raven Edwards just managed to touch down after a defensive error.

And four minutes later, a Ravens mistake let Lewis in for a try from halfway and that opened the floodgates.

On the hour, Torin Myhill scored a try barely a minute after replacing his brother Kirby in the Llanelli front row and then Jordan Williams skipped through the Ravens defence and used his pace to cross from halfway.

Edwards got a second try as the Ravens defence fell apart and, to make matters worse for the hosts, they had to play the last 10 minutes with 14 men after Bennett was injured and they had used all their replacements.

Billy McBryde scored a try and Lewis finished it off with a 60-metre unchallenged run and he also converted five of the second-half tries for a match tally of 22 points.

Bridgend 8 - 64 Llanelli RFC

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Attendance: 1243

Official : Gwyn Morris (Wales)

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