Sun 25
1sts
22
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22
Friendly
Spencer Davis Ltd XV
D Newson, R Millet, J Bonar
Tries
D Spriggs (2)
Conversions
D Spriggs
Penalties
Spriggs Holds His Nerve and Warriors preserve Record

Spriggs Holds His Nerve and Warriors preserve Record

By Gwilym Lewis
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With the retake of the final kick, the Warriors managed to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.


For the full match report, please see the photo taken from Llanelli RFC match program.

Dai Newson kept the Warriors in touch in the 1st half with a try despite Spencer Davies dominating. Following a try from Raymondo Millet and a penalty from Spriggs the Warriors were 7 points adrift with the last play of the game - Jon Bonar scored under the posts and all that was left was for Spriggs to slot the conversion to save the result. The pressure mounted, there was actually a few people watching and the Spencer Davies team were winding him up. He fluffed the 1st attempt but was given another opportunity when the referee, Roger Bowen, ruled SD had charged early. Given time to settle, Spriggs knocked it over and shared Man of the Match with Dai Nuisance.

An awful day weather wise that meant that whilst a number of supporters turned up, they headed straight into the Social club, where they were quickly joined by Lewi who had a drink to 'keep warm' and which led to some very slow line keeping later on.
In the rain only 17 players turned up and selection was made even easier when Lee 'I feel a bit rough-honest' Rowlands and Mike 'I've been playing basketball for hours' Esney 'volunteered' to sub.
Roger Bowen also pulled out having hurt some ribs playing for Burry Port the day before but stood in as ref for his brother Ken, who had sprained an ankle.
Asda hooker Lee Walley made a debut for the Warriors (at center). Mike Esney came on for wing Colin Talcon (not Talon!) while Rowlands had to replace a 'tired' Jason Jenkins late on.
Dai 'Samson' Newson and Dai 'Golden boot' Spriggs shared the man of the match award but Dadi Spriggs banned Dai from drinking his pint on the head after previous incidents.
The club's record unbeaten run was extended to 5 matches.

Photos are from the match program (except the match report one obviously.

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Match details

Match date

Sun 25, Apr 1999

Kickoff

15:00
Dai 'Nusiance' Newson

Player of the match

Dai 'Nusiance' Newson
Dai Spriggs

Player of the match

Dai Spriggs