Sun 23
Burry Port RNLI
30
-
20
Friendly
1sts
Tries
D Newson (2), G Lewis, R Griffiths
Warriors Run Sunk by RNLI

Warriors Run Sunk by RNLI

By Gwilym Lewis
Share via
FacebookTwitter
https://www.pitchero.com/clubs

After 6 matches the Warriors 1999 unbeaten run finally came to an end at rheir bogey ground- Burry Port, against an experienced Lifeboat team. In 4 previous visits against 4 different opponents all the Warriors had managed was a draw and today was no diff


The windy conditions didn't suit the Warriors running style and they quickly fell behind to two well worked tries before they really got going. However with the Lifeboat team transgressing regularly a combination of accurate touch kicking from Stephen Walley and sterling line out work from John Horwood (which earned them a shared man of the match award) slowly brought the Warriors back into the game. Two late tries in the 1st half; Dai Newson breaking from a 5m scrum and Gwilym Lewis driving over from a tapped penalty brought the scores level at half time.
The 2nd half was even more frantic and the RNLI again stretched away. Running the ball from anywhere they piled on the pressure; scoring two tries and going close on numerous occasions. Back came the Warriors though, wing Richard Griffiths scoring his 3rd try in 3 appearances with a trademark jinking run. The pack secured more ball and in the backs Williams, Ruddal and Bevan continually caused problems. It seemed as if the Warriors might even sneak the ding-dong battle but in the last quarter the lifeboat team scored again. Justin Pugh completed a hattrick and Peter Jones secured a brace.
The Warriors spirit was rewarded though when in the final action of a topsy turvy match Dave Newson hacked on a loose ball, somehow managed to keep control and won the race to the touch down. The blustery conditions accounted for another missed kick and the Lifeboat team were home safe.
RNLI: Owen Davies, Robert Lloyd, Justin Pugh, Peter Jones, Chris Thomas (Gavin Davies), Jeff Pugh, Roger Bowen, Jason Garracle, Wyn Rees, Sion Kenny, Deveran Cross, Bill Davies (Nick Francis), Jerry Williams, Ceri Morris, Ian Lloyd.
Warriors: Lee Rowlands, Robert Bevan, Dean Gilasbey, Alistair Phillips, Colin Talcon (Richard Griffiths), Phillip Ruddal, Les Williams, Darel Watkins (Mike Esney), Edward Williams, Edward McVicar (Chris Bonar), Stephen Walley, John Horwood, Raymond Millet (Jon Bonar), David Newson (Cpt), Gwilym Lewis
RNLI tries: Justin Pugh (3), Peter Jones (2), Jeff Pugh, Sion Kenney
Warriors tries: David Newson (2), Gwilym Lewis, Richard Griffiths.

Dai Newson equalled Ray Millets record for games captained.

Share via
FacebookTwitter
https://www.pitchero.com/clubs
Recent news

Match details

Match date

Sun 23, May 1999

Kickoff

15:00
Stephen Walley

Player of the match

Stephen Walley
'Jumpin' John Horwood

Player of the match

'Jumpin' John Horwood