Match report: Llanelli battle through wind and rain to coast to victory
Llanelli 27, Aberavon 3
LLANELLI coasted to victory at Parc y Scarlets, but the heavy rain and wind took away their chance of a bonus point.
Aberavon were never really in with a shout and their best chance came with a good run by full-back Jonathan Phillips after 71 minutes that saw Aled Davies save the situation.
A penalty by Josh Lewis was followed by misses from him and Paul Smithson before the Llanelli pack took control.
Hooker Craig Hawkins and prop Rhodri Jones scored in a four-minute spell with Lewis converting both.
Smithson's penalty made it 17-3 at the interval, but Aberavon never really threatened and Lewis added a penalty after 59 minutes.
Then, with 13 minutes remaining, more forward pressure led to scrum-half Aled Davies scoring and Lewis converting.
Aberavon are now marooned at the bottom of the Premiership and with six tries and 69 points have the fewest in the division in both categories.
They have a massive game at home to Llandovery to come on Saturday.
Llanelli : Tries: C. Hawkins, R. Jones, A. Davies. Cons: Josh Lewis (3). Pens: Josh Lewis (2).
Aberavon : Pen: P. Smithson.