2004/2005 Konica Minolta Cup
Talywain 0 v 74 Llandovery
18 December 2004

Match Report

Talywain 0 - 74 Llandovery

For almost 60 minutes Third Division side Talywain battled manfully at Emlyn Park against the Drovers’ superior running and handling skills, strength and fitness.

Within a minute Llandovery number eight Matthew Jeffreys picked up from the first scrum and fed scrum-half Iwan Mainwaring, who broke clear to put full back Celfyn Davies over for a try. By the end of the first quarter three more tries had followed as Llandovery's pace and slick handling proved all too much for the home team.

But Talywain refused to buckle and in the five minutes before half-time even mounted some pressure of their own inside the Llandovery 22.

The second quarter of the first half produced only one further Llandovery try, and the first quarter of the second just two more.

But as the Drovers’ superior fitness began to tell, Llandovery's swiftness of foot and sleight of hand brought them five tries in a devastating 12-minute spell - four of them in a six-minute period after Talywain replacement scrum-half Darren Davies had been yellow-carded - and as the Talywain heads dropped Bethesda referee Haydn Davies did the right thing and called time.

Team Sheets


Talywain Llandovery