Loss at Aberavon

Final score

Llanelli 17 – 43 Aberavon

A really physical game at the home of the Wizards ended with a win for the home side. It was the Aberavon forwards who took control of the game by dominating the scrum and disrupting Llanelli’s lineout at crucial times. The result was that possession, particularly in the second 40 was very much with the home side. The first half was more evenly contested with two tries/conversions  apiece. Llanelli scored on 2mins an intercept by centre Joe Roberts and on 24 mins scrum half Archie Hughes scampered his way over following a period of Llanelli pressure deep in the opponents 22metre area. The home side also scored two tries, both set piece scrums 5 metres out. A penalty goal from both outside halves Ioan Hughes for Llanelli, Aled Thomas for the visitors. At the half  it was 17-17. The home side took control of the second period scoring a further 4 tries, again with very much the emphasis on forward power. In the end a comfortable win for the Wizards but much there were encouraging signs from the visitors. So, a big prep week for the players and coaches ahead of our first home game against Bridgend.

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TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 11 9 0 2 374 210 46
Newport 11 9 0 2 337 214 45
Aberavon 11 7 0 4 322 243 37
Llandovery 11 6 0 5 303 287 31
RGC 1404 11 6 0 5 286 244 31
Merthyr 11 5 0 6 329 294 31
Pontypridd 11 7 0 4 239 259 30
Carmarthen Quins 11 6 0 5 232 254 30
Bridgend Ravens 11 4 0 7 186 276 18
Swansea 11 3 0 8 212 269 18
Ebbw Vale 11 3 0 8 157 263 14
Llanelli 11 1 0 10 189 353 10