1989/1990 Schweppes Cup
Llandybie 12 v 18 Llandovery
18 November 1989

Match Report

Llandybie 12 – 18 Llandovery

This was a magnificent display by Llandybie against their Schweppes Cup visitors Llandovery, but their efforts tended to be spoilt by the indiscretions of certain players showing dissent to the referee. Llandovery twice capitalized upon needless penalties offered them by Llandybie, and full-back Hywel Jones obliged on both occasions.

Other than those mistakes Llandybie put in a sterling effort against their higher-ranked opponents. The total eclipse of the Llandovery lineout was a measure of how locks Hywel Richards and Simon Evans excelled themselves, and until Dai Wigley's 15th minute departure due to head injuries it was all Llandybie.

However, Section A side Llandovery weathered the storm and full-back Hywel Jones gave them the lead with his first penalty. Live-wire scrum-half Eifion Hughes increased it with a neat try, and Jones slotted over the conversion.

With sub Dylan James at number eight Llandybie put in some rousing forward play which saw the ball moved out to left-wing Andrew Lewis on the halfway line, and his chip ahead allowed him to complete a glorious try with the Llandovery defence left standing still.

Mike Lewis converted from the touchline, but another Hywel Jones penalty enabled Llandovery to give a swift reply. A brilliant dropgoal by Mike Lewis, having an outstanding last game for Llandybie, enabled them to change over just 12-9 adrift.

Llandybie survived, and play moved back to the Llandovery half, where Mike Lewis slotted over a huge penalty to level the scores.

With time running out there seemed no danger as Llandybie put in to a five yard scrum, but the referee ruled the ball had gone in crookedly, and from the resulting Llandovery onslaught Eifion Hughes ploughed through for the winning try, converted by Hywel Jones.


Team Sheets


Llandybie Llandovery