Impressive Llandovery chalk up seventh win in a row
LLANDOVERY.................24 CARMARTHEN QUINS..13
THE Drovers moved up into second place in the Principality Premiership table as they made it a magnificent seven wins in a row as they completed the double over their deadly rivals.
It was a win that left head coach Euros Evans doing the inevitable: dreaming of what might have been.
“We’ve picked up points against the top teams but then lost to some of those in the relegation zone. When we look back on the season we will have to ask the question of what happened in the two defeats to Bridgend and the loss at Cross Keys,” said Evans.
“It was a good, high-tempo win over Merthyr and now the aim is to finish as high as we possibly can. There are two games to go for us, but other teams have games in hand.”
Quins arrived on a high after their 32-12 win at Sardis Road, and their head coach Emyr Phillips had been at Church Bank in midweek to run the rule over the Drovers in their bonus-point win over Merthyr.
Outside-half Jac Wilson gave Quins the lead when he put the first points on the board with a 10th-minute penalty and then added the extras to a try at the posts by full-back Dale Ford on the half-hour mark.
Jack Maynard had replied to Wilson’s opening penalty with one of his own four minutes later and by the break he had hauled the home side back to within a point with two more.
He then kicked his side into the lead for the first time 10 minutes into the second half.
Prop Berian Walters then drove over for his side’s first try in the 67th minute.
Maynard couldn’t add the extras, but Wilson kept things interesting with a penalty a few minutes later to cut the gap to a mere four points before Watkins made the break that allowed Shaun Miles to race 20 metres for a try that Maynard converted.
Llandovery — Try: B Watkins, S Miles. Con: J Maynard. Pens: J Maynard (4).
Carmarthen Quins — Try: D Ford. Con: J Wilson. Pens: J Wilson (2).