Close but Another Win

Llanelli 30 – 26 Bridgend

Four back to back wins now but make no mistake this game went down to the wire. A try by replacement prop Alex Jeffries with the last play of the game saw the home side grind out the much needed win. The first points of the game came in the first minute from Llanelli flanker Jacob Lewis, outside half Ashley Sutton slotted the goal to open up the early lead. He added a further penalty but it was the visitors who went in at the half leading by 10-16. A try from scrum half Chris Williams, converted by full back Owen Howe. This was followed up by three penalties by the full back. Llanelli regained the lead in the third quarter thanks to two further penalties by Sutton and a driving lineout try from hooker Dafydd Hughes that was also converted. The Ravens fought back with two Howe penalties and a try by Jamie Murphy which was also converted. Going into the last 10 mins it was the visitors who held a three point advantage. The Ravens skipper Nathan Edwards was yellow carded very late on and a couple of penalties saw the home side secure lineout ball close to the try line. Using their man advantage the prop Jeffries drove over for the winning score, Sutton again added the extras.

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 13 9 1 3 319 229 45
Aberavon 13 9 0 4 293 223 43
Merthyr 15 8 0 7 316 311 41
Pontypridd 15 8 0 7 328 315 38
RGC 1404 14 7 0 7 352 322 36
Llandovery 12 6 2 4 271 225 35
Swansea 12 5 0 7 189 214 25
Newport 12 4 0 8 240 263 25
Llanelli 13 5 0 8 251 343 23
Ebbw Vale 14 3 1 10 254 308 21
Bridgend Ravens 15 3 0 12 228 414 17