Both these mid-table sides served up an entertaining encounter at the Dairyfield with Llandovery claiming the spoils thanks to a superb second-half performance.
Five penalties in the first six minutes set the scene for a high-scoring first half which Llanharan just shaded 16-15. An excellent midfield switch by the home centres allowed Nicky Morgan the time and space to run in the game’s opening try. This score, plus the boot of Chris John, gave the Dairymen an early 16-3 lead. On the half-hour, an inventive kick and chase by Jamie Roberts opened the Drovers’ try count and, just on half-time, a Matthew Monaghan try from a line-out made the interval score 16-15.
Although Llanharan made a strong start to the second period it was a determined Llandovery who gradually took the game by the scruff of the neck, the decisive score coming when Neil Clapham raced to the corner on 70 minutes. A second try five minutes later by Herman Bosman sealed the Drovers’ victory with a simple run-in between the posts.
Both chairmen took heart from the game. Len Price of Llanharan for the side’s never-say-die attitude and Gareth Jones of Llandovery was delighted with his side’s storming second half after a slow start.