Huw S Thomas reports:
In their penultimate game of the season, the Drovers played some sparkling rugby to get the vital bonus point win that keeps them in the mix for a top three finish.
In the very exciting end of season race they climb up to 68 points and into second place, one point ahead of Llanelli and three ahead of Bedwas. Bedwas, who are fourth on 65 points, entertain Llandovery this Saturday in a game which will guarantee progress for the winner. But much might yet depend on how Llanelli fare at Sardis Road this Saturday. If Llanelli return from Pontypridd without any points at all, the Drovers could scrape through even if they were to lose to Bedwas.
Early skirmishes went very much in favour of Llandovery after fly half James Garland picked up a charged down kick to score a try after eight minutes.
The Drovers with lock Shaun Jones outstanding continued to press and from a close range lineout flanker Shaun Miles burrowed through for a second home try.
It took the Wizards 20 minutes to get a chance of points but fly half Craig Evans was wide with a 35 metre penalty and a minute later a chip ahead by full back Lee Rees gave centre Jack Roberts a run in for another try converted from wide out by Garland.
It was 17-0 at the interval but Jones soon kicked an easy penalty for Aberavon’s first points.
Llandovery’s bonus point came when wing Aaron Warren picked up a ball on halfway and outstripped everyone to run in under the posts.
Garland dropped a goal before a break by centre Matthew Jacobs sent Rees sprinting away for another converted try, soon followed by one for wing Chris Knight who hacked on for try number six.