Dean & Colin pose for photo instead of warming up Louie surveys the scene
Warriors lineout: Rich Hapus struggles with throw in but John manages to win ball against 5'5 Owen Willimas, Richie griff however is more worried about hammering Gwilym
drop out 22
Richie's puppet Cellan fell to the floor
Simon kicks for goal
Gwilym on the floor: not the 1st or the last time
Warriors XV that triumphed at Betws: bk row; Tony Whittaker, Darren Pimp, Lee Rowlands, Roger Thomas (Cpt), Jason Bennett, Gwilym Lewis, Dean Gilasbey, Alan Stephens, Dai Newson (Chairman). Frt row; Jon Kerr, Simon Jenkins, Richard Evans, Chris Bonar, David Edwards, John Horwood, Colin Talcon.
Talcon settles down to watch the Scarlets
The Warriorettes avin a laff (Tracey, Leslie and Zoe)
Bonar and brawd: Nick Price
Bonar trying to wake Pancho up
Chris offers a shoulder
and plenty of advice (having been in that state himself far too often)
The Llanelli Warriors racked up another win on the road when they came out top in this free flowing encounter with Betws. Both sides were missing key players but instead of playing safe caution was thrown to the wind with the game played at a frantic pace throughout.
As expected Warriors scrum half Gwilym Lewis came in for some close marking from his ‘home’ club, especially the front row of Cellan Davies, Richard Griffiths and Chris Bonar, who piled through at every opportunity.
Simon Jenkins took it upon himself to relive the pressure and he opened the scoring with a typical thrust. The Betws backs seemed to have the edge in the early exchanges with Fred Morris and Owen Williams looking dangerous. Cellan Harris though bagged their 1st points with a drop goal.
The ball was spread wide at every opportunity which suited players like Gareth Lewis and Lee Moulton (Betws) and their opposite numbers Tony Whittaker and Dai Edwards. They each gave everything in attack and defence and tended to cancel each other out in an even contest.
In the second half Anthony O’Neil had a major influence once he had returned from a yellow card. He scored two neat tries and kept Betws in the game. They needed them as the Warriors, working off center Lee Rowlands started to take the upper hand. Alan Stephens scored from a rampage down the left flank and he was quickly followed by Dean Gilasbey after some excellent hands in mid field. These tries were converted by Jenkins and Tony Whittaker to put the Warriors ahead but Colin Talcon helped inspire a Betws fight back. Following his lead Paul Jones, Phil Saunders and Rhys Griffiths all had their moments as they pounded the Warriors line but stout work from Richard Evans and Jason Bennett kept them at bay. The final nail came when flanker Darren Pimp created enough room for Jon Kerr to scorch over for the Warriors. Jenkins second conversion put the final seal on an entertaining performance from the Llanelli team.