2015/2016 Premiership Challenge Cup
Llandovery 18 v 14 Llanelli
16 December 2015 - Church Bank, Llandovery

Match Report

another Llandovery home win

LLANELLI suffered another defeat at Church Bank for the third time this season, once in the Principality Premiership and for the second time in the Foster's Challenge Cup Pool.

Both sides experimented with selection and lots of questions were answered albeit some being negative.

The new experimental scoring system was again in evidence, which seems to encourage lots of lineouts, unfortunately for the spectators, driving ones. On saying that both sets of coaches encouraged the ball in hand approach and in poor weather conditions both delivered.

Carmarthen boy Jack Maynard opened the scoring with a simple two-point penalty.

Llanelli debutant Matthew Billett on loan from Skewen, finished off a great passage of play to score wide out. Then ten minutes before half time outstanding Llanelli scrum half Declan Smith got Llanelli’s second try with his outside half partner Billy McBryde converting for a 14-2 interval lead.

With the worsening weather conditions in Llandovery’s favour, all the play was at the Llanelli end of the field but determined defence kept the homesters at bay. On 52 minutes a chip over the top from Maynard resulted in a questionable penalty try being awarded and the 8 points putting Llandovery in ascendancy.

Despite strong resistance, four minutes from time, Ryan Morgans on the back of another driving maul was awarded the winning touchdown and fullback Jamie Davies converted for another Llandovery win


Llandovery 18 - 14 Llanelli RFC 

Attendance: 150

Official : Aled Evans (Wales)

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