Crymych II 18 – 21 Llandovery Athletic
By Bryan Weaver | 04/10/2017
David Jenkins reports:
Llandovery Athletic gained their second victory in the newly formed WRU Conference with an impressive 21-18 away win over Crymych II.
The Llandovery second team started brightly with strong running from back rowers Nicky Crocker and Ken Hughes in heavy underfoot conditions.
The experience of the away pack told as they won a penalty try from a scrum five.
Playing down the slope but against the wind fly half Daniel Davies and full back Celfyn Davies kicked intelligently to give the pack good field position. From a ruck inside the Crymych 22 flanker Crocker picked and went through a gap and showed good speed to slide in at the corner.
Crymych kept in the game with a brace of tries but more pressure from the Drovers’ scrum led to a try from number 8 Ken Hughes which fullback Davies again converted.
The second half was a real arm wrestle, slowed by the appalling weather conditions, with both teams kicking for territory. Crymych scored a neat try to come back to within three points but the Drovers managed to keep the Preseli men at bay.
Strong tackling from centre Kasper Andreasen, added to the efforts of youth pair Tom Morgan and Rhodri Williams, meant that the Drovers made it two away wins from two in the WRU conference.
They now lie in second place two points behind Crymych but with a game in hand and look forward to entertaining Narberth II at Church Bank on October 14.
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