SWALEC ONE EAST 2008/09
Sept 27 Llanharan 28 Penallta 0 (HT14-0)
Unavailability caused Dennis John to make several changes in his line up against new boys Penallta and the revamped team showed the strength in depth in our squad We dominated proceedings, a bonus point win taking us to joint top in Swalec One East.
To no small extent that superiority was down to the scrum, the front row of Adrian Ford, Nathan Huish and Nick Kibble regularly shunting Dale Powell’s eight backwards, to the delight of forwards coach Colin Malone.
It allowed our number eight Justin Jones to make early forays into opposition territory, while scrum half Gareth Spain was able to set his backs in motion on the front foot.
But frustratingly Gareth Edwards’ men were unable to translate all our pressure into points, not the least of the reasons being good defence by Penallta.
Team 15 Arwel Davies 14 Gary Williams 13 James Harris 12 Ross Pearce 11 Elliot Frewen (Tom Cross 30)10 Gethin Worgan 9 Gareth Spain (Greg Jones 75)
1 Adrian Ford (Ed Rees 60 (Huish 75)), 2 Nathan Huish (Kevin Worgan 67)
3 Nick Kibble 4 Gareth Edwards (Capt.), 5 Nick Eaves 6 Sam Studley (Craig Beasant 70) 8 Justin Jones 7 Jon Myatt
Llanharan tries – N.Eaves 2, N.Huish, S.Studley. Conversions 4 – G.Worgan.
Report by Hugh Smith. Images by Richie Jenkins.