Loughor RFC | 1st Team 21 - 28 St Clears RFC | 1st Team
Tom Rhys Davies
Penalty 3
Michael Paul White
Try 1
Conversion 1
Rhys Gear
Try 1
Courtney Bowman
1 Try
William John Davies
1 Try
James Davies
2 Conversion
3 Penalty
1 Try

Match Report
26 January 2018 / Team News

Away to Loughor 12/05/2018

Final game of the season at another new venue and with both sides secure in the division it was slow to get going with Loughor having slightly the better of the opening stages in a scrappy opening half hour which saw two penalties apiece in a very cagey affair.

Saints full back Will Davies in a typical dashing contribution, popped up to change the whole direction of the game at this stage with an excellent try, converted by James Davies and with the visitors taking the game to the home side, coupled with the issue of a yellow card, they took advantage of the reduced numbers to produce a further try on the stroke of half time thanks to a precise cross field kick by outside half Adam Phillips touched down by left wing James Davies and with his conversion 20 points to 6 at half time was a fair refection of the state of play.

It was however essential to keep the momentum going after the break to keep the pressure on and the worst possible restart from Saints with careless errors and missed tackles allowed Loughor straight back into the game with a try although the missed conversion, shaving the upright, limited the damage a little. A successful penalty within a minute however cancelled that out and Saints found themselves back in a battle with their advantage reduced to just six points.

The trusty boot of James Davies stretched that lead to a more comfortable nine points from a successful penalty ten minutes later and were it not for the narrowest of margins a match winning try would have been secured when following an enterprising run from skipper Mathew Lewis and an outrageous thirty yard pass attempt James Davies just failed to collect cleanly for a certain score.

Gareth Jones then had what appeared to be a good try disallowed with the referee unsighted before Courtney Bowman finally settled matters with an unstoppable drive from his own collection at a line out.

A consolation try and conversion from Loughor’s number 2 slightly took the edge off the visitor’s satisfaction from a good performance, gifting a losing bonus point and reducing the winning margin to just seven points, but overall the final result of an away win by 28 points to 21 was a nice way to finish the season.