02 April 2018 / Club News

Llandybie 33 - Nantgaredig 44

With the disappointment of the final score in the bowl competition the week before, it is to the credit of Nantgaredig club coaches Derek Thomas and Tomos Marks that they were able to raise the spirits of the players to produce such a fine performance on Saturday.

With a few players unavailable over the Easter weekend, it provided an opportunity for other squad members to experience 80 minutes of league action. Among others, back row forward Tom Smythe certainly showed his future potential and it was wing Lloyd Williams playing at full back who took the honours as man of the match. Williams looked to counter attack at every opportunity and looked to set up a number of scoring opportunities for his team mates with his elusive running.

Nantgaredig scored 4 tries in the first half and Llandybie were only able to maintain any contact with the visitors through a fine goal kicking performance by outside half Lee Davies. Llandybie were further assisted by the referee who awarded a penalty try following an offence by the visitors near the corner post. Half time score 16-27

Playing with a strong breeze on their backs, Nantgaredig soon had the score board moving as Lloyd Williams again broke through some weak tackling. Getting back on his feet Williams left the defence standing to score a fine individual try which Meirion Davies converted.  Llandybie got into the mood of the game by moving the ball at every opportunity. Their captain and number 8 Rhydian Jones led by example and scored their first try of the second half following some driving surges by the home forwards.  Nantgaredig hit back with a drop goal from Meirion Davies who later made the initial break infield for George Gleeson to score his second try of the match. Llandybie scored two further tries during the final quarter to bring the final score to within a respectable 11 points.


Llandybie - tries Rhydian Jones (Capt), Rhydian Jones (wing), Sion Davies, Penalty Try. Pens(3),Cons(1) Lee Davies

Nantgaredig - tries Gwyn Pierce, Adam Quill, Rhydian Evans, Lloyd Williams, George Gleeson (2) Pens(1),Cons(4)DG(1) Meirion Davies

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