Im­pres­sive Llan­dovery chalk up sev­enth win in a row

Llanelli Star - - PRINCIPALI­TY PREMIERSHI­P -

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).

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