1998/1999 WRU National League Division 1
Maesteg 5 v 52 Llandovery
24 April 1999 - The Old Parish Ground, Maesteg

Match Report

Maesteg 5 – 52 Llandovery

What the Papers Say – Handel Davies reports

A delighted Llandovery coach Geraint Williams watched his Drovers stampede basement club Maesteg into submission at Llyfni Road on Saturday, recording an emphatic maximum bonus points victory and outscoring the home team in the process by eight tries to one.

Llandovery cantered into a 23-0 half-time lead through tries by hooker Hywel James, openside flanker Billy Thomas, and right wing Jamie Roberts, one of which was converted by Aled Williams who also kicked two penalties.
The continuous flow of possession allowed scrum half Danny Williams to supply his outside half partner Aled Williams with an excellent service, which the experienced No 10 used to bring his three quarter line into play with a variety of different ploys.

Young centre Ioan Davies had a fine game alongside his more experienced colleagues and showed a confident range of skills including the often under-used grubber kick.

With the division's top try scorer on the left wing, Llandovery possess one of the most deadly finishers in former Welsh Youth international Mark Jones. Having already impressed premier club Llanelli, this mature young man has the potential to win full international honours. Once again he got on the scoresheet as a result of his sheer pace in following up an attacking kick and he was unfortunate not to have claimed a hat trick.

This feat actually went to Tracy Lewis, who continues to improve with every game. His three second-half tries added to a Chris Davies try. Aled Williams managed two conversions to notch up the biggest away victory of the season.

Team Sheets


Maesteg Llandovery