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 26 20 0 6 756 475 102
Cardiff 26 19 1 6 771 547 95
Llandovery 27 19 1 7 779 479 94
Pontypridd 25 18 0 7 840 480 89
Ebbw Vale 27 18 1 8 624 488 85
Aberavon 25 16 2 7 569 478 78
Newport 28 15 2 11 683 654 78
Swansea 27 15 0 12 604 518 75
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 25 12 1 12 630 513 71
Carmarthen Quins 28 13 1 14 603 520 71
Llanelli 28 10 1 17 588 689 53
Bedwas 27 10 1 16 591 739 52
Bridgend Ravens 25 8 0 17 501 612 45
Cross Keys 26 5 1 20 528 882 35
Bargoed 26 6 0 20 496 830 32
Neath 26 1 0 25 367 1026 3