1992/1993 Schweppes Cup
Llandovery 15 v 12 Tondu
23 January 1993

Match Report

Llandovery 15 – 12 Tondu

What the Papers Say - Huw S Thomas reports:

So well had Tondu’s seven-man pack played in the second half into the teeth of driving wind and rain that it looked like they would squeeze home for another famous Cup win when they led 12-8 with time up.

They had lost hooker Andrew Thomas 17 minutes into the second half – sent off for stamping – but marvellous defence and commitment had repulsed everything Llandovery could throw at them.

Then in the last minute of the game Llandovery scrum half Marcus Olsen, who had got the home side’s other try in the first half, swooped to snatch the ball from Tondu scrum half Mark Lewis as the Llandovery pack pushed Tondu over their line. Hywel Jones hit the conversion and Llandovery were home.

Mark Watts had kicked all Tondu’s points in the first half with penalties in the 9th, 23rd, 33rd and 39th minutes and, before the decisive Olsen try, Llandovery’s only second half score had been Hywel Jones’s penalty following the sending off.

A desperate finish in desperate conditions and Llandovery were just value for their Cup win.

Team Sheets


Llandovery Tondu