Dragons - Report
Dragons Fall In Lion’s Den.
Dowlais paid the price for a slow a start as league leaders Llanishen run out 20-7 winners in an entertaining game at Usk Rd.
A change of tactic was ordered from the coaches and the Dragons bought into it as they committed more bodies to the rucks enabling clean ball for scrum half Huw Williams to feed his backline, a break by outside half Robert Downes was well supported by winger Jonathan Foster and his chip ahead caught the home defence flat footed allowing centre Chris Cooksey to re-gather and outpace the Llanishen fullback for a deserved try, Downes slotting the conversion. The Dragons were certainly causing the league leaders problems and another scrum turnover gave them a good position in the Llanishen 22. A good forward drive with Churchill and Kelly to the fore got the visitors within 2 metres only for ill discipline to cost Dowlais the chance of a second try. The Dragons continued to play rugby as the home team looked to work themselves down field with the boot of Thomas this meant that the Dragons had to attack from deep and despite their best efforts they were unable to find a way through the Llanishen defence leaving the home team victorious by 20 points to seven. In a fine second half performance Dowlais gave a good account of themselves and were left wondering what might have been if they hadn’t taken 40 minutes to believe.