1995/1996 Heineken League Division 2
Llandovery 15 v 14 Dunvant
23 September 1995

Match Report

Llandovery 15 - 14 Dunvant

What the Papers Say - Huw S Thomas reports:

Llandovery upped their unbeaten record to four out of four and Dunvant lost theirs in a game the visitors should have sewn up long before the dramatic climax robbed them of victory at Church Bank.

Dunvant led 14-12 into injury time but could well have been 12 points clear after controlling the second half. That they had not pulled clear was down to two major factors. Llandovery tackled like demons and the Swansea side ran kickable penalties in their ambitious search for tries and bonus points.

The forward battle was closely contested, with some outstanding displays, but behind the scrums Dunvant looked sharper. They held a 14-9 half-time lead thanks to a try by lock Steve Dixon and three penalties by fly half Wayne Booth. Llandovery fly half Nick Griffiths had kept his side in touch with three penalties and then early in the second half brought his team to 12-14 with a smart drop goal.

The drama started in the 81st minute when a rare Llandovery attack ended with a penalty to Dunvant near their own line, when the referee spotted Llandovery killing the ball on the ground. Centre Warren Lloyd failed to find touch and full back Dai Lloyd-Jones dropped a marvellous goal on the run from the 10 metre line to put Llandovery into the lead at 15-14 for the first time.

In the sixth minute of injury time Llandovery’s goose seemed cooked as Booth stepped up to take a penalty but he sent it low and wide of the left upright to leave the Drovers winners by the narrowest of margins.

Team Sheets


Llandovery Dunvant