2008/2009 SWALEC Cup
Beddau 0 v 45 Llandovery
20 December 2008 - Castellau Road, Beddau

Match Report

Beddau 0 - 45 Llandovery

From the kick-off in this fourth round Swalec Cup tie the Drovers dominated both territory and possession against Beddau.

The home side contributed little in terms of positive rugby and attempted to spoil the Llandovery team's efforts. Much of their spoiling was outside the laws of the game and consequently they contributed to their own downfall by conceding 14 penalties, a penalty try and two yellow cards for technical offences in the first half alone.

The first try came after only four minutes of the start when Carmarthen teenage winger Neil Davies supported a fine break by fly-half Tomas Marks to cross in the corner.

The second try was a penalty try, converted by Marks and then further tries from Owen Evans, Matthew Harbut and a second for Neil Davies came a regular intervals. All three were converted by Marks which brought the half time score to 33-0.

Click here!Whereas the first half had seen totally negative tactics from the home side whatever was said at half-time sent the Beddau players out much more determined. Unfortunately their approach was again of an illegal nature. Experienced referee Greg Morgan of Swansea issued an early red card for punching to replacement prop Ben West. This had little effect on the Beddau approach and worse was to come when hooker Rhys Cleverly and flanker Chris Bundy were also red-carded for striking opponents.

In among the mayhem with little positive rugby possible the Drovers did cross for two more tries by Peter Edwards and Ioan Cunningham. Dan Ettridge converted one to round off the scoring.

When it was realised Beddau had put on an extra player to bring them back up to 13 it was pointed out to Mr Morgan. Seemingly now having had enough, he blew the final whistle with 10 minutes still left to play.

The Drovers players were pleased when the match ended and were praised by the referee, their coaches and management for keeping their discipline under difficult circumstances. Throughout they tried to concentrate on playing rugby and avoid being drawn into a war of attrition. This was not a good advertisement for division one east rugby.

Official : Greg Morgan (Wales)

Team Sheets


Beddau Llandovery