2000/2001 WRU National League Division 1
Tondu 39 v 6 Llandovery
16 September 2000 - Pandy Park, Aberkenfig

Match Report

Tondu 39 - 6 Llandovery

Tondu erased the memory of last week's mauling by Aberavon with a seven-try thrashing of a poor Llandovery side, who now prop up the Division One table. The visitors appeared to have taken the fuel crisis lessons of the previous week too literally as they decided to picket their line rather than blockade, so wave after wave of Tondu attackers crashed through their defences. The Waterwheelers were powerful, slick and decisive and controlled the game from first minute to last and they now enjoy their highest-ever league position in third place.

The game was virtually over as a contest inside the first 15 minutes as the hosts crossed for three tries to build up a 17-3 lead. Flanker Paul Morgan benefited from weak tackling to score the first try and lock Paul Jones easily breached the defence to set the platform for a Matthew Tatchell try. A kick ahead and race to the line enabled Alun Brown to score and the wing doubled his account just before the interval.

A brace of penalties by Peter Lloyd were Llandovery's only successes as they trailed 22-6. Drovers' Phil Morgan didn't enhance his side's cause as Tondu scored twice while the flanker was kicking his heels in the sin-bin. John Purnell was driven over from a line-out and Ken Morris followed up his attempted drop goal to score one of the more unusual tries. Adrian Phillips compounded the visitors' misery with a late try.

Team Sheets


Tondu Llandovery