2002/2003 WRU National League Division 1
Llandovery 28 v 29 Wanderers
05 October 2002 - Church Bank, Llandovery
Glamorgan Wanderers

Match Report

Llandovery 28 - 29 Glamorgan Wanderers

Llandovery put in by far their worst display of the season when they unexpectedly went down to the Wanderers at Church Bank by the odd point in 57. Heavily penalised by referee Lynn Davies (Porth) at ruck, maul and the tackle area, poor at the line out, lacking a place kicker and unable to get any rhythm into their game, the Drovers were strangely lethargic for two thirds of the game.

The Wanderers took their chances well, scoring two tries and 19 points from the boot of full-back Jason Pocock to establish a 29-8 lead with 52 minutes gone.

Llandovery had got a well taken try by one of their better players Wayne Beynon only for the flanker to spoil a good day by getting sin-binned for holding on to the ball on the deck.

Full-back Ben Matthews got the other points with a penalty but made an awful hash of another penalty and conversion from well-nigh point-blank range which, at the end of the game, was to prove crucial.

Llandovery did wake up after the break and Tal Selley, fresh from scoring a try for Llanelli 24 hours before, twinkled over for a try converted by fly half Neil Clapham.

The sin-binning of Wanderers’ replacement flanker and ex-Drover Adrian Williams almost cost the visitors dearly.

With replacement hooker Simon Jenkins showing up well, a try by prop Dorian Williams and a conversion and two penalties for Clapham brought the Drovers to 29-28 with ten minutes to go only for the Cardiff side to defend stoutly for the remainder of the game.

Team Sheets


Llandovery Wanderers