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1sts - Match centre

Ferryside
LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
Tries
G Ladd, L Tobais
Conversions
S Jenkins
Sat 3 Feb 12:00 - Friendly Full time

Difficult Draw for Warriors and Ferryside

The 1st match between the two sides ended in a 12 all draw, though the Warriors felt they were denied a late winner.

Despite the notoriously heavy Ferryside pitch, the teams put on a good display of rugby and couldn't be separated at full time.

Although conditions weren't really conducive to running rugby, both sides looked to play the game at pace. Ferryside started strongly and camped on the Warriors line. They battered away but couldn't quite find the score thanks to strong Warriors defence with Lee Rowlands and Darren Pollitt doing well. The Warriors found it difficult to escape from their own 22 though and in the end, like the estuary tide they washed over the line, Jordan Jones grabbing the score which was converted.

The kick off helped the Warriors gain territory and some good handling set Gareth Ladd free on a run to the line and Simon Jenkins slotted the conversion. Despite lots of endeavour, there were no final scores to the half.

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The 2nd period was a mirror image of the first. The Warriors dominating possession and eventually getting the score but Ferryside also scoring when they finally escaped and Richard Evans stretching over from some desperate tackles. The 2nd half was a frantic affair that seemed to pass in a flash and right at the death the Warriors looked to have scored the decisive try when centre Ben Winstanley went over but the referee felt there had been a knock on.

In the end either side could have won and a draw seemed a fair result from an enthralling contest that bodes well for future meetings.

Llanelli Warriors:
Lee Rowlands, Tony Whittaker (Thomas Ashour), Jon Kearney, Ben Winstanley (Adam Fussell), Simon Day, Adam Davies (Liam Tobias), Gwilym Lewis, Gareth McKibbon (James Duke), Richard Evans (Jason Jenkins), Colin Tacon (Mark Lewis), Andrew Davies (Darren Pollitt), John Horwood, Yanis Whitely (Dai Haines), Gareth Ladd (Jordan Jones), Simon Jenkins (Tomos Hall)

Team Manager Rhydian Williams

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

'Jumpin' John Horwood

Player of the Match

'Jumpin' John Horwood

Key moments

15:00
Try Gareth Ladd scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
15:00
Conversion Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
60:00
Try Liam Tobais scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC

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Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
'Jumpin' John Horwood is awarded player of the match for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
60:00 Try 0 - 12
Liam Tobais scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
End of period 1
15:00 Try 0 - 5
Gareth Ladd scores for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
15:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins kicks a conversion for LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
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  • Ferryside
  • LLANELLI WARRIORS RFC
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  • Gareth Ladd Try 15:00'
  • Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins Conversion 15:00'
  • Liam Tobais Try 60:00'

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Rowlands, Lee The Mole' Rowlands, Lee The Mole'
Whittaker, Tony Whittaker, Tony
Kearney, Johnathon Kearney, Johnathon
Winstanley, Ben Winstanley, Ben
Day, Simon Day, Simon
Davies, Adam Davies, Adam
Lewis, Gwilym 'Lulu' Lewis, Gwilym 'Lulu'
Jenkins, Simon 'Tarw' Jenkins, Simon 'Tarw'
Jones, Jordan Jones, Jordan
Haines, David Haines, David
Pollitt , Darren 'Pretty' Pollitt , Darren 'Pretty'
Horwood, 'Jumpin' John Horwood, 'Jumpin' John
Lewis, Mark Lewis, Mark
Evans, Richard 'Hapus' Evans, Richard 'Hapus'
McKibbon, Gareth 'Pies' McKibbon, Gareth 'Pies'

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