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.