Aberaeron RFC | 1st Team 34 - 7 Llanybydder RFC | 1st Team
Dafydd Llewelyn
Try 3
Tomas Slinger
Try 1
Dyfrig Dafis
Try 1
Rhodri Jenkins
Conversion 3
Penalty 1
Steffan Richards
1 Conversion
John Evans
1 Try

Match Report
15 September 2019 / Team News

Back to winning ways

Aberaeron 34 Llanybydder 7

Aberaeron opened their account for the season with success in the first derby of the campaign. It was also revenge for last season's defeat by the Teifisiders which eventually was a factor on on the failure to gain promotion. The victory did come at the expense of a knee injury to Gethin Hughes, which may well mean an extended absence for the second row, and there were a series of other injuries which disrupted the flow of the game. The hosts got off to a perfect start with centre Dafydd Llewelyn in his first outing of the campaign showing sheer pace to cross in the corner. Another excellent conversion by Rhodri Jenkins was followed by a penalty by the outside half to open up a 10point advantage but frustratingly, handling errors and indiscretion foiled any addition to the score, and allowed the visitors to gain confidence after the turn. With a few nerves starting to show the Seagulls allayed the tension with a solo opportunity by Tom Slinger. Collecting the ball at halfway the wing brushed aside several would be tacklers to cross the whitewash, with Jenkins again converting. Llanybydder then enjoyed their best period of the game subjecting their opponents to defensive duties and they forced the breakthrough after some strong forays by No8 Stuart Morgan, and second row John Evans gaining the score. An excellent conversion by Steff Richards brought hope for the visitors but virtually from the restart the lead was restored with an excellent gather by debutant Dan Lintin which saw the ball pass through the hands of Rhodri Thomas to give centre Dyfrig Davis a weaving run to the line. With the bonus point begging, the hosts upped a gear and the back row of Dan Lewis, Lewis Tomlins and Aaron lewis in particular became more prominent, creating openings for the backline. And it was Llewelyn who benefited again showing searing pace on and balance on 2 openings to achieve his hatrick. Jenkins' 2 conversions completed a personal haul of 9 points and what had developed into a close encounter finally ended as a comfortable success. A break from the league next Saturday with an away cup encounter at Llandybie.

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