Lampeter Town RFC | 1st Team 3 - 3 Aberaeron RFC | 1st Team
Rhodri Jenkins
1 Penalty

Match Report
09 November 2019 / Team News

Fair Result

Lampeter 3 Aberaeron 3

In scenes reminiscent of the 70's this derby encounter duly finished in a stalemate with conditions the winner at the final whistle. Heavy rain had the match in doubt with playing conditions poor to say the least. It was a compliment therefore to both sides that they performed so admirably as the playing surface deteriorated considerably during the afternoon. It was also hard to believe that there were very few unenforced errors especially in the first period as both contingents chose to keep possession tight with driving mauls to the fore. The Aberaeron lineup remained the same as the last encounter at Pembroke Dock, just reward for that away success and once again they demonstrated the resilience that's been installed by coach Justin Lloyd supported by Dyfrig Dafis, Mark Holihan and the effervescent Aled Davies. Due to conditions, openings were very limited and a couple of missed penalties summed up scoring opportunities in the first half. It was much the same after the restart with frequent stoppages and physio Carys Davies kept busy attending to blocked visions resulting from the waterlogged ground. The result was never likely to depend on a try scoring extravaganza and it boiled down to a couple of penalties deep into injury time to complete the scoring. Firstly a strong rolling maul from Aberaeron's front eight resulted in Lampeter conceding the penalty which Rhodri Jenkins duly converted. Only from the restart an error in the visitors defence giving Lampeter the chance to equalise which they did with a penalty by Dion Hughes. Aberaeron did gain the ascendancy in the closing minutes but try as they might the elusive score failed to bear fruit and the game petered out in a fair result.Both sides will be satisfied with the draw with bragging rights postponed now to the reverse encounter in the new year.


There doesn't appear to be any tagged photos.

Upload and Tag Photos