MATCH REPORT -15s
GAME SUNDAY 23-04-12
SHOTTON STEEL 17 LLANIDLOES 17
ROWAN EVANS 1 try
FLOYD LEWIS 1 try
TOM JARMAN 1 conversion
Llanidloes travelled with 17 players which included 4 -14s players who played a major part in this competitive game .Llanidloes dominated the early exchanges keeping possession in the contact area and attacking in mid field at speed .Tom Jarman and 12 Cai lewis played very well throughout as some of the usual backs were not available. Oscar Shaw
playing at fullback and Josh Cotton at wing had excellent debuts making several breaks and were a constant threat to the Shotton defence.Llanidloes scored first as Rowan Evans completed a flowing move supported by Ieuan Phillips .Rampaging hooker Floyd Lewis was outstanding driving the Llanidloes pack forward with some charging runs making the ball available at every opportunity and was rewarded scoring under the posts .Due to an injury to Dewi Jones in the first half -14s prop Lewis Jones
entered the fray and joined Jo Jones who played the whole game ,both players were a credit to the -14s outfit and will surely feature in this situation again.
The game entered the final quarter with the strong home forwards becoming more dominant especially in the scrum ,Llanidloes regrouped with ROB JONES
playing only his second game at flanker scored a superb individual try putting Llanidloes in the driving seat alas Llanidloes lost concentration soon after allowing the Shotton fly half to waltz through and score and level the scores .The resulting attempt at converting failed ending a very entertaining game.
Shotton awarded THE MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD to ROB JONES
which was well deserved.