Skipper Brooks leads by example as college clinch win
LLANDOVERY College confirmed the good impression they made in the 43-0 win over Plymouth College by running in some thrilling tries in a 50-13 defeat of Solihull School, writes Huw S Thomas.
Solihull were neat and tidy but lacked the aggression up front and the pace behind to worry the confident College side.
Led by scrum-half Dan Brooks, the home backs looked sharper and more direct and with an energetic back row in close support, tries came at steady intervals in the first half.
Flanker Chris Williams, full-back Lloyd Rogers, centre Jed Evans and hooker Dafydd Hughes (2) all crossed to punish Solihull and make it 31-3 at the break, Rogers also kicking three conversions.
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Fly-half John Super kicked a penalty for the visitors who went on to make a far better fist of it in the second half.
Williams stretched the lead to 36-3 before wing Johnny Allen ran hard to breach the Llandovery defence.
The introduction of Owen Howe had an immediate effect on home fortunes as the hard-running centre crossed twice and added both conversions to get Llandovery to the half century.
Solihull had the better of the last 10 minutes and busy full-back Louis Roach went over wide out to give them the satisfaction of a second try.
Outstanding for Llandovery were skipper Brooks, Rogers and centre Jed Evans, while up front there were big games from Hughes and the back row of Keiran Mudd, Lee Taylor and Williams.
Crawshay's Welsh Under-19s are the visitors to Church Bank today (Wednesday), intent on revenging last year's defeat at the hands of the Lilywhites
Crawshay's: Lewis Bates; Jack Williams, Jordan Howells, Ashley Jefferies, Tom Davies; Ted Senior, Ifan Wyn Jones; Ifan James, Guto Phillips, Rhodri Llewellyn, Daniel Hill, Haydn Jennings, Ashley Mills, Jack Condy, Matthew Rees. Replacements: Shannon Power, James Smedley, Iestyn Griffiths, Mike Hale, Geraint Phillips.