Another vital Home win

Llanelli 35 – 17

Aberavon led 17-3 after 25 minutes of the first half and then were totally torn apart by Llanelli, who scored 32 unanswered points in the final 55 minutes.

Two Scarlets – Tom Prydie (20 points) and Morgan Williams (10 points) – ran riot over the ‘Wizards’, who were completely outplayed, and the score could have been much higher.

It had started well for the visitors with hooker Ieuan Davies scoring from a rolling maul and skipper James Garland converted.

Garland added a penalty but scorned at least three others before he scored a superb individual try that he also converted.

Llanelli had only a Prydie penalty, but then starting using their backs and Aberavon fell apart with full back Williams going over just before the interval as Prydie converted at 17-10.

It was one-way traffic from then on with Llanelli missing several good chances out wide yet still following a Prydie penalty by taking the lead with a try by hooker Greg George.

A Prydie penalty was soon followed by him touching down and converting.

Right on time a kick went astray and Williams, the former Aberavon player, ran alone from halfway for the bonus try that Prydie converted.

So, a much needed and well deserved bonus point win for the town semis.

The challenges keep on coming! Next up it’s RGC next Sunday at Parc y Scarlets. After they’re resounding win at Bedwas, they’ll come to the ‘parc’ with some confidence. So, another massive game coming up then and one in which the home side will be looking to build on the Wizards result.

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3