Wizards pull a rabbit out of the hat to seal vic­tory

The Rugby Paper - - British Rugby - ■ By ROB COLE

RE­PLACE­MENT hooker Ieuan Davies was the toast of Aber­avon af­ter he con­jured up an 83rd-minute try that snatched vic­tory from the jaws of de­feat for the Wizards.

It looked as though the game had gone the home side’s way af­ter lock Jake Baker mus­cled his way over for a try that Jack May­nard con­verted to take Llan­dovery into a 27-23 lead with two min­utes left to play. But this Aber­avon side never knows when it is beaten. Vic­tory moved them up to fourth place with a game in hand on the three teams ahead of them in Tier 1.

Vet­eran lock Ian Moore gave the vis­i­tors a fly­ing start when he crossed for the first try af­ter only seven min­utes.

And fur­ther tries from Luke Joseph and Stef An­drews took them into a 20-3 lead.

But the Drovers hit back on the stroke of half-time with a Mike Evans try and, ten min­utes into the sec­ond half, they had tied things up at 20-20 with an Aaron War­ren try and a con­ver­sion and penalty from May­nard.

James Gar­land re­sponded to kick the Wizards back in front be­fore Baker and then Davies struck at the death.

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