Fisher hopes missed bonus does not prove to be costly
LLANELLI will be kicking themselves for not picking up a bonus point, but a third win in a row has certainly eased their relegation worries.
Having bagged three tries in a superb first-half performance, they spurned some great chances in the third quarter that should have led to the all-important fourth try.
It didn’t, and they had to withstand a late push from the visitors that earned them a losing bonus point at the death.
The four points not only moved them out of the relegation zone, but also ahead of Bedwas in the dreaded play-off place against Pontypool.
The only problem for Paul Fisher’s side is that they are running out of matches.
They have three games left while Bedwas, who are two points behind them, have a game in hand. Bridgend, in the fourth relegation position, are five points back but with three games in hand.
Llanelli head to Bridgend on Saturday for what is a must-win clash for both teams.
The home side got off to a flying start when lock Chris Long was driven over from a line-out maul to claim the first try after only three minutes.
Declan Smith added the conversion and Tom Prydie came up with one a long-range penalty to make it 10-0.
Things got better and better as Smith added a penalty and then flanker Ellis Thomas went over for a second try.
Smith landed the conversion and Llanelli were 20 points to the good within the opening 25 minutes.
RGC got on the board with a Jordan Jones try from a driving line-out that Billy McBryde improved.
McBryde added a penalty, but a third home try from centre Ryan Davies on the stroke of half-time looked to have set up his side for a second-half romp.
But the only scores after the break came from RGC as Jones got his second try and McBryde kicked five more points to earn a losing bonus point. LLANELLI – Tries: C Long, E Thomas, R Davies. Cons: D Smith (2). Pens: T Prydie, D Smith. RGC – Tries: J Jones (2). Cons: B McBryde (2). Pen: B McBryde (2).