This was a hard fought win for the Black&Blues with both sides trying to play open rugby from the start. Llanharan opened their account early on in the game with Lee Davies scoring in the corner after good work by backs and forwards. Scott Jones kicked a superb conversion from the touchline and in to the wind. After an evenly matched period of play Scott Jones had the home fans on their feet scoring an excellent try from his own half while selling dummies to several of the opposition players. The try went unconverted making the score 12-0 to Llanharan. The home side went down to 14 men after Tom Harris was shown a yellow card. Clwb Rygbi brought themselves back in to the game with a penalty and proceeded to put the home side under pressure. However Llanharan absorbed the pressure and scored another try after Owain Howe did well to charge down a kick leaving Craig Burton with a 30 yard run in to score. Scott Jones converted making the score 19-3 to Llanharan at half time.
Half Time Score: Llanharan 19 Clwb Rygbi 3
The second half started with both sides trying to playing attacking rugby with no quarter asked or given. The next score came when Scott Jones kicked a prodigious penalty from the half way line, making the score 22-3 to Llanharan. The bonus point came for Llanharan after some attacking play ended with a pin point cross field kick from Scott Jones which was well taken by Jack Pring who crossed the line to score. In fairness to Clwb Rygbi they never gave up and were rewarded with a try of their own which they converted.
Final Score: Llanharan 27 Clwb Rygbi 10
This was a much better performance from the Dairymen compared with the one against Pentyrch the previous week. They looked keen to prove a point from the kick off and showed the supporters what they are capable of. The front row made up of the 3 Sam's, Pick, Llewellyn and Grant, worked tirelessly through out the game, putting their bodies on the line, as the Rugby League boys say. Owain Howe rarely has a bad game and this game was no exception. Behind the scrum, Scott Jones controlled the game, as well as scoring a superb individual try. Our next game will be a tough one away to Badgers of Pontyclun but if we show the same energy and will to win we showed in this game, then who knows what will happen on the day.