2000/2001 Principality Cup
Llandovery 38 v 12 Seven Sisters
09 December 2000
Seven Sisters

Match Report

Llandovery 38 - 12 Seven Sisters

Llandovery did not have everything their own way but their superior technique and fitness took them through against a very spirited Seven Sisters outfit.

The Drovers scored six tries, three in each half, and despite the wind and driving rain put together some fluent movements with backs and forwards combining well. Ebbw Vale, visitors to Church Bank in the next round of the cup, will be assured of a very warm welcome.

The Division Three West visitors, well led by No 8 Anthony Thomas, ran their hearts out, but they had neither the firepower up front nor sufficient pace behind to threaten seriously. Llandovery had the boost of an early try by fast-improving wing Gary Davies. When the other wing, Tracy Lewis, and then hooker Andrew R Jones also crossed to make it 19-0 at half time, things looked bleak for the minnows. They looked even bleaker when on-loan Newport No 8 Andy Powell finished off a crisp counter instigated by No 8 Marc de Marigny and centre Gareth Thomas, but Sevens stuck to their task with admirable will and resolve. Replacement wing Kevin Lewis was sent in by another replacement, centre Hywel Jones, for a try.

Although fly-half Gary Williams and Davies, again, crossed for the Drovers, the visitors had sufficient energy to get close enough to the line for excellent referee Huw Watkins to award them a penalty try for deliberate offside.

Team Sheets


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