2001/2002 WRU National League Division 1
Treorchy 20 v 21 Llandovery
27 October 2001 - The Oval, Treorchy

Match Report

Treorchy 20 - 21 Llandovery

Llandovery scraped to victory after a pulsating finale when fly-half Gary Williams slammed over a superb 40-metre dropped goal two minutes into injury time. Treorchy were left shell-shocked, wondering how they let slip a 17-3 lead built up early in the second half.

The drama started in the 70th minute when Williams crossed for the Drovers’ second try after a defensive blunder. Full-back Stuart Harries converted to give Llandovery an 18-17 lead.

In the 80th minute Treorchy replacement fly-half Richard Langmead seemed to have notched the crucial score with a 35-metre penalty. But Llandovery deserved their success because they showed more skill and composure in overcoming the tricky underfoot conditions.

The visitors’ other points came from a Ceri Davies try midway through the second half and two Harries penalties.

Centre Michael Price opened Treorchy’s scoring with an 11th-minute try converted by fly-half Movete Oto’Ota. The Tongan player also dropped a smart goal in the 27th minute. Left wing Matthew Rowlands stepped inside a couple of tackles to grab the Zebras’ second touchdown soon after the restart. Langmead converted but struck the upright with a 35-metre penalty attempt midway through the second period which ultimately proved costly.

Team Sheets


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