Friday, November 23, 2007

New Dock Stars 44 v Llanelli Warriors 46 (Match 139)

A good, if wet day at New Dock. Played before the Wales v South Africa match the Warriors managed to triumph a rather frantic and frenetic match in which 90 points were scored. There is a bit of editing to go on the report but heres the excluisive preview...

Match report
The Warriors edged this high scoring but scrappy affair by just 2 points to continue their unbeaten run.
The game was played in poor conditions with a constant drizzle having a detrimental effect on handling. This was a shame as both sides attempted to run the ball throughout the match. Whilst the game was scrappy there was plenty to keep spectators entertained and both sides crossed for good tries. Dock were 1st out of the blocks, their team had everything with an age range of 17 – 57 and they combined these elements to good effect.
The Warriors took a little while to get going but once Lee Rowlands had put them on the board the tries came thick and fast for both sides.For New Dock there were big performances from Baxter and former Swansea no 8 Dai Hunter and their tries came from Scott Hanford with two, Jones, Morgan, Adrians, Richards, Matthews and Hanford. Luke Edwards capped a fine game with 3 conversions. The Warriors managed to edge it though, Darren Pollitt and Roger Thomas did well defensively whilst their scores came from Captain Tony Whittaker (2 tries and two conversions), Jon Kerr (2 tries and a conversion), Gwilym Lewis, Alan Stephens and Dai Edward who rounded off a superb move next to the posts.
Played in an excellent spirit there were plenty of individuals who did well referee Dennis Davey chose Jason Jenkins as man of the match and both sides will be looking forward to the rematch on boxing day.
Llanelli Warriors: Lee Rowlands (Jon Jones), Richard Evans, Alan Stephens, Tony Whittaker, Andrew John, Lee Barber, Jason Bennett, Jason Jenkins, Dai Edwards, Roger Thomas, Darren Pollitt, Jon Kerr, Gwilym Lewis, Chris Spriggs.

It was a good day for the Warriors; New Dock contigent with Jason, Juice and Chrisp all enjoying the match, (shame Simon Jenkins didn't turn up). Rich Hapus, Colin Talcon, Lee Rowlands and Juice each shared a half for New Dock.

Darren Petticoat managed to complete an excellent tackle and Bloc deserves a mention for his stroming runs and piggy back rides. Try of the day though was definatley Dai Ed who showed what good support play is and crossed near the posts. Lee Barabra and Gwilym Lulu seemed to form a good understanding at the base of the scrum and they will look forward to continuing this next time they play together (2010).
In the bar afterwards Jason was named man of the match whilst, despite impending fatherhood Gwilym was one of the last to leave as the team flitted away into the night. The rematch is set for Boxing day.

Out of the shadows...

Gwil worries they are too rough with bloc


Andrew John breaks through

Bloc has a lie down

New Dock score

Rekown rugby offical Lewis Jones

Kick out & chase

don't rush Bloc, we've already won the ball

Roger Murphy - Officially the slowest Warriors

The balls over here!!

Come on Parker - take some photos from somewhere else!

Not further under the stand!!!

Warriors - Knackered

Dai Hunter tacks on whole Warriors pack at ruck

Dynamic contest at line out

Half time (traitor pic #1: Juice)

Half time fag

Louie - wet behind the ears

Big Al (slow), Lee Barbara (medium) and Chrisp (fast (ish) )

Lee the mole - knackered

Traitor pic #2 Rich Hapus

Traitor pic #3: a quickly recovered Lee Mole

Warriors putting on the pressure

Rich Hapus gets NDS out of trouble
Andrew John enjoys a lie down courtesy of Lee the Mole

Darren on a break (look out here comes Rich)

How many kness have Mole and Hapus left you with Darren??

2 Guns on the juice

Lee Barber improves his photo/game ratio even further

Jason with seren y gem pint

Jason with Seren y gem speech

Louie laughs at Neil's silly hat/glasses/big ears combo!!!

Lee & Gwil assume skinny Louie is weak with hunger

he uses those eyes to make important rugby decisions mind!

Only happy at someone elses misery

Darren stabs Huw in the eyes

Louie checks up Al's misdemeanours for the day

Jas is happy

Ear you are

how many good photos did you take neil?

Big muscular center seeks caring lady for friendship, rugby matches...
Darren looking worries (Wales playing)
Huw's drink was too hot for him
Getting ahead for the Ospreys

Dai Ed looks away
Lulu and Killer argue

How many winners have you picked Louie