Warriors just edged out in high-scoring encounter
LLANELLI Warriors travelled to the top of the Afan Valley to Glyncorrwg and helped put on a good show of rugby in a 47-42 defeat.
Despite the recent weather there was a good surface to play on and both sides took advantage, with nearly 100 points scored. It wasn’t all free-running rugby, though, with plenty of physical stuff up front too.
Glyncorrwg started quickly. Moving the ball away from the pack they crossed for two early tries from Luke McConnel and Robert Jones. This was a wake-up call for the Warriors and they started to go through the gears.
The pack rumbled forward and Dai Haines opened the scoring, soon followed by prop Willy Brown.
From there the game was a real contest, and though the home team always seemed to have the upper hand they could never quite get away from the Warriors.
Jordan Evans collected two tries and added a conversion. Veteran Gavin Rees scored and Dan Richards sneaked through a gap. Despite using five kickers, the Warriors missed only one conversion.
For the Warriors, Adam Fussell scored two fine tries, rounding the defence impressively for his second. Lock Darren Pollitt stretched over and Ben Win got just reward for filling in at scrum-half when he claimed the last score at the death.
Despite the narrow defeat the Warriors certainly enjoyed the fixture and will be pleased with the performances of forwards Gareth Ladd and Gareth Emery, while full-back Dan John looked sharp throughout.
A busy Christmas period for the Warriors starts with a memorial match for Lewis Jones against Felinfoel on Saturday, December 22.