Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Dock Stars 20 Llanelli Warriors 25 (match 151)

New Dock on the attack but it's ok, Block is there
(to date the only photo from this fixture thats came to light)

A cracking day at New Dock in lovely winter sunshine and some silverware - The Dai Spriggs Cup.

Nice to see a few returning players, ensuring a good squad on the day despite family commitments effecting the team. 1 foto so far so if anyone has any - please send them in via the web site (you have to join 1st mind ;) )

Warriors’ ride luck to secure cup.
The Llanelli Warriors managed to defend the Dai Spriggs Cup in an exciting Boxing Day clash against New Dock Stars. The teams shared 8 tries and it took a couple of kicks and the bounce of the ball to settle the game.
It was a typical Christmas game with a relaxed atmosphere and a willingness on both sides to attack and run with the ball. Christmas commitments also affected the line up of both teams with some unusual selections and rare appearances. For the Warriors Jamie Evans made a second appearance whilst flanker Lee Barber was pressed into duty at centre. Both sides introduced new scrum halfs and both made try scoring debuts with honours even in an intriguing duel.
In fact it was young Jason Baxter who scored the try of the games for New Dock. Backs and forwards combined well to out flank the Warriors defence and several phases of quick ball and good inter passing saw Baxter outshine his Father with a final flourish to cross out wide. It was at last proof that New Dock could do what they had been threatening all game. Throughout the match they put together some sweeping moves only for a last ditch tackle or a careless pass thwarting them. Mark Davies and Gareth Lee did score for the home team but it should have been so much more. Much of the credit should go to the Warriors back three with Randal again having a good match and was well supported by Liam Carpenter and Joshua Crowther who worked hard on the wings. Up front Darren Pollitt put in a lot of work which was rewarded with the Man of the Match award and generally the pack went well, rucking affectively and chasing hard. The Warriors 1st half points came through a Simon Jenkins try which he converted himself, a fine break away from scrum half Cornel and a Jon Kerr penalty.
The introduction of Lee Williams, veteran warhorse Gary James and prop Richard Evans helped the Warriors up the momentum in the second half while Lee Diane picked up his game. Jon Kerr got a Captains effort when he powered over but with Dock still able to attack from deep the game was evenly poised. Defences tightened up but Dock Captain Nima Samari matched Kerr’s effort to bring the scores level, another missed kick meant they couldn’t get ahead.
The Warriors had already ridden their lick pretty hard to restrict Dock to 4 tries but got a late present when super sub Neil Parker harassed the home team into a series of mistakes that saw the ball bobble over the line and the replacement wing plummeted to claim what turned out to be the winning score.
So the Warriors managed to claim the match and the Dai Spriggs Cup. There’s no doubt that Dai himself would have approved of the performances and spirit of occasion although he would certainly have backed himself to do a better job of the kicking. It game was a fitting way to remember the full back and a fine addition to Llanelli’s sporting calendar.

Warriors XV: Anthony Randel, Tony Whittaker (Joshua Crowther/Neil Parker), Lee Barber (Jamie Evans), Alun Stephens, Gareth Curtis (Liam Carpenter/David Carpenter), Lee Diane, Scott Cornel, Jason Bennett, Jason Jenkins, Darren Pollitt (Richard Evans), John Horwood (Lee Williams), Jonathan Kerr (Cpt), Chris Spriggs, Simon Jenkins, Gwilym Lewis.

Scorers: Simon Jenkins (try & conversion), Jon Kerr (try & penalty), Scott Cornel (try), Neil Parker (try)

New Dock tries: Jason Baxter, Mark Davies, Gareth Lee, Nima Samani

Seren y Gem: Darren Pollitt
as ever there wasn't room for a mention for all the incidents: Jason Jenkins fine run, Jon Kerr's fine strop(s), etc

It was nice to see a few old faces: Lee 'Picton' Diane making his 1st apperance for 6 years, Gary James playing his 2nd game in three years and Jamie Evans making his second apperance since his debut in the 4th season (against Betws away) - 9 seasons ago!

On the slightly more consistent front, Jason Jenkins played his 100th game at hooker while John Horwood has now passed 140 matches for the Warriors.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hendy 25 Llanelli Warriors 34 (Match 150)

The Warriors managed to win their 150th fixture, edging out Hendy in the clubs 1st encounter and scoring 6 tries in the process. Led out by veteran John Horwood - standing in for Jon Kerr while he 'mentally prepared himself' the Warriors continued their recent good form. Chapman and Chris Furnace (well he was wearing Furnace socks) made debuts while Keeney developed his skills enough to be asked to feature for llanelli in his next match. Chapman drew praise from Team Manager Lee Rowlands who was shocked that he managed two tackles. Dean himself said he enjoyed the experience and couldn't wait to play again!! Togh tackling Anthony Randell was at it again, probaly boosted by rumours that he had broken 8 ribs in Tumble while Jonny Kerr set a new club record for stroping. Block obviously enjoyed himself - claiming his try was 'the best 3 yards of my life' and apart from Killer's javalin throwing the Warriors left each other alone (unlike Hendy)

Match Report

The Llanelli Warriors were able to mark their 150th fixture with a victory on their 1st ever visit to Hendy Park.
Not having met before it seemed the clubs were making up for lost time in a frantic 1st quarter. Both sides went for all out attack and this resulted in 4 tries shared evenly. Anthony Randell got the Warriors off the mark followed by a short range effort from Jason Bennet but these scores were cancelled out by scrum half Martin Rees and flanker Carl Rees for the home side.
The game settled down somewhat before Hendy took the lead. Setteling better despite the experimental look to the team they scored two sweeping tries through forwards Aaron Rees and Mark Williams.

With Darren Pollitt and Andrew John doing well the Warriors retaliated through Simon Jenkins who scored a neat try off the back of a 5 meter scrum and improved it himself.
Trailing at the break the Warriors were obviously keen to resume and they got the 1st score early when scrum half Randell went over in the corner, Captain Jon Kerr converting to regain the lead. Hendy though redoubled efforts and Calfyn Evans scored out wide, but the missed conversion left them leading by just a point. The Warriors were able to utalise a strong bench with Dean Chapman and Tristan Treharne adding steel up front whilst Joshua Crowther looking threatening on the wing. As time slipped away from the Warriors it looked as though Hendy would secure the victory but with full time approaching, especially as they were on the attack. However disaster struck when Neil Parker seized on a dropped ball, hacking over the line and claiming the touch down.
With time for just one more play Hendy over egged the restart and the Warriors had a scrum on half way. No 8 Simon Jenkins capped an excellent performance with a 50m run through some decidedly relaxed defence to score with the last action of the game.
The first meeting was deemed a huge success by both sides back at the clubhouse were Rob Hughes was named Man of the Match and it is hoped there will be many more meetings between the clubs in the future.

Warriors: Chris Furnace (Lee Rowlands), Tony Whittaker (Joshua Crowther), Andrew John (Neil Parker), Alun Stephens, Darren Pollitt (Liam Carpenter), Jonathan Jones, Anthony Randell, Jason Bennett (Tristan Treharne, Colin Talcon), Jason Jenkins (Dean Chapman), Huw Jenkins (Richard Evans), John Horwood, Jonathan Kerr (Cpt), Jonathan Keeney, Simon Jenkins, Robert Hughes.

Tries: Anthony Randell (2), Jason Bennett, Simon Jenkins (2), Neil Parker

Hendy: Steve Payne, Dean Davies, Chris Reynolds, Calfyn Evans, Aled Fowler, Dai Davies, Martin Rees, Chris Antomiazzi, Sam Parkhouse, Dai Davies, Mark Williams, Rob James, Carl Rees, Aaron Rees, Richard Toth

Tries: Martin Rees, Carl Rees, Aaron Rees, Mark Williams, Calfyn Evans

Man of the Match: Robert Hughes (Warriors)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Tumble 25 Llanelli Warriors 29 (Match 149)

This truncated version of the report is from the Llanelli Star with versions also appearing in the SW Guardian and Carm Journal - full version below
The Warriors had a great day at Tumble - won the game, free beer, free kit and John Horwood singing, if only the fireworks Lewi kept trying to return to had taken him off into the night sky it would have been perfect, read on for the latest Warriors adventures...

Match report

The Warriors began the month with a sparkling display at Tumble with almost as many fireworks on the field as in the display afterwards.
The teams shared 10 tries in an attractive matched well refereed by Wales' forwards coach Robin McBryde. The Warriors welcomed back a number of players for their 1st start of the season and it showed as they settled quickly. Centre Mathew Jones showed some early touches but bombed a couple of tries trough poor decision making and lack of football skills with the line at his mercy. Eventually his co centre Alun Stephens got the score board moving when he followed a neat chip through.
Wing Neil Parker rounded off a move to put the visitors further ahead but it wasn't long before Tumble came back, Richard Jones claiming their opening score after some good approach work from Chris Lloyd and Gareth Cavil.
The teams where evenly matched in most areas, Horwood, Thomas (Warriors) and Andrews and Rumblow (Tumble) enjoying a aerial battle at the line outs. The Warriors had the edge at the scrums though where man of the Match Huw Jenkins was always the centre of attention.
The Second half saw Tumble strike back with tries from Nolan, Flint and Endaf Jones. They might have created the momentum to win the game had it not been for some big hits from full back Anthony Randall. Tumble emptied their bench, the likes of Rhydian Row and Rhys Lewis making good contributions whilst the Warriors brought on vetran Huw Daniels for his club debut.
Tumble's lack of place kicking came back to haunt them when the Warriors finnished strongly, Martin Smith showed good pace in scroing to tries, either side of a Jonathan Jones effort which went some way to attoning for some erratic distribution earlier in the game. With Tony Whittaker adding a conversion to an earlier Jon Kerr effort the Warriors were able to sneak home, although they still needed a last ditch tackle from Randall to make sure of the scalp.
The match was follwed by an impressive firework display during which £100 was rasied for the Warriors team who hope to travel to Scotland later in the season.

Warriors XV: Anthony Randell, Joshua Crowther (Neil Parker), Mathew Jones, Alun Stephens, Richard Evans (Tony Whittaker), Jonathan Jones, Jason Cross (Huw Daniels), David Edwards (Colin Talcon), Jason Bennett (James Dew), Huw Jenkins (Martin Smith), John Horwood, Roger Thomas, Jonathan Kerr, Simon Jenkins, Lee Rowlands. Aled Lewis

Tumble: Richard Jones, Emyr, Darren, Gareth Cavil, Jason, Andrew, Ryan Rumbelow, Nolan, Allison, Simon, Endaf Jones, Chris Lloyd, Steve Hewitt, Chris Flint, Kevin Davies, Rhys Lewis, Rhydian Row, Nathan Carile, Enrol Price, Neal Griffiths

Warriors Tries: Alun Stephens, Neil Parker, Martin Smith (2), Jonathan Jones.
Conversions: Jonathan Kerr, Tony Whittaker.

Tumble tries: Richard Jones, Nolan, Endaf Jones, Chris Flint

Man of the match: Huw 'Flash' Jenkins

The return of a number of old favorites; Colin Talcon, Mathew Billo, Tony Wheredyatakeher, Dai Posh, Roger Murphy plus a couple of debuts (Tank and Daniels) helped the Warriors to victory despite the absence of several managment figures (Deano, Chrisp, Gwilym).

With the author again not present a certain amount of guess work has gone into the match and apre match reports. There was much conflicting evidence: Did Jonny Kerr have a pout; Yes loads (Lee R), only one (Jon Kerr), that lasted all match (Lee R), he was in a mega one (Billo), oh Bloody hell (Neil Parker). Neil Parker's running; he was treading water (Lee R), I decided to give Martin a try, I was in the clear (Neil), Ha ha ha (Billo), I had a bad knee (Neil). Sometines the evidence was contary even from the same person, did anyone sing? No - John Horwood (Roger Thomas), was it a hard match? No ot really, they were too rough (Dai Ed). Everyone agreed it was a great day, that the fireworks were good, that it was a good match and that Anthony Randall can tackle.
Robin McBryde endeared himself to the Warriors cause (despite his tight reffing) by bringing along some kit with the result that at a quick glance the Warriors now look as though the feature a number of Wales and Scarlets players. he also managed to help man of the match Huw 'next time' Jenkins to get to grips with the srumaging & asked Cross and Randell why they weren't laying for the Scarlets academy).
It wasn't all good though with a convey of cars and a 'shed of a bus ((c) John Horwood)' ferrying the players about, Block breaking a nose and a rib (possibly) and Parker getting hurt (to go with his hangover) after getting into a ruck (for once).

John Horwood singing Yellow Submarine:

Halloween getting on top of Big Al

No love, this is my real face

Lewis after narrowly avoiding fireworks

Jumpin' John wetting his vocal chords

Colin Talcon - back in the team

John singing

Captain Killer almost ready to stop pwding

Simon Jenkins - buy shares in Orange while this man plays for the Warriors

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Llanelli Warriors 22 Duke of Wellington 17 (Match 148)

Lee 'Mole' Rowlands wrote the report so it may not be up to the usual standard but shouldn't complain as he also reffed the game.

Match report

A strong Warriors team took to the field looking to blow away the cobwebs from Swansea Uplands 2 weeks ago, uncharacteristically for the Warriors they were first to settle and good work from Neil Parker and Andrew John set up Jonathan Jones for the first Warriors score out wide. Both teams settled well and possession was shared between the two teams before Dean Roberts found the room to go over for a score converted by Tony Richards.
The Duke used the muscle of Lee Williams, Justin Hughes and Tony Richards to complement the guile of Lee Diana, Dean Roberts and Josh, it was the latter that looked to have worked himself clear and crossed the try-line before Anthony Randall got back to put in a try saving tackle and hold the ball up over the line on the stroke of half time.
The second half began much the same as the first with the Warriors’ backs putting Anthony over early in the second half; the score was quickly matched by Josh crossing for the Duke. A combination of strong running and weak tackling put Rob Hughes under the posts for his first score for the Warriors.
A period of mistakes from both side marred what had been a good game and it was an advantage from a Duke knock on that led to Jonathan Jones picking up on the half way line before twisting and turning his way over.
The Duke found themselves 10 points down and rallied with 10 minutes left in the game, strong counter attack running from Duke full back 63 year old Steve Swearer set up a sustained period of pressure and only last ditch tackles from Neil Parker and Richard Evans on one flank and Andrew John on the other preventing certain scores. The Duke’s efforts were finally rewarded with a score by Darren. From the restart the Warriors were again put under pressure, with the try line at their mercy a mistake by the Duke gave the Warriors a scrum and the opportunity to put the ball out and signal the end of the game.

It should be noted that the Warriors lent the Duke a few players including Lee Picton Diana but to be fair they also lent them some decent ones like Dean Roberts as well.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Swansea Gladiators 19 Llanelli Warriors 15 (Match 147)

Firstly congratulations to Jonatan 'Killer' Kerr who was voted Captain for the season ahead of team mates Joshua Crowther, Richard Evans and Simon Jenkins. Jonny did a great job and for once had less strops than most of the team. Disapointing result for the Warriors - especially as we dominated most of the game - just didn't quite have the guile to score. A good proper game of rugby though with plenty of knocks - Lee and Andrew John taking heavy hits that left them struggling, Big AL and CriSp geting stingers, Juice taking a blow to the balls (what are the chances!), Simon Tarw needing the usual 4 magic sponges while poor Alan Taylor got something in his eye. After the match Big Al got his birthday celebrated in the usual way, Taylor won the raffle but almost lost his way home and Dai Newsance proved he is still tops for scoff, showing even Huw Bywd the way with 4 helpings of Curry n Chips.
Match report
The Llanelli Warriors started their season against their oldest rivals the Swansea Gladiators as they battled for the Dai Spriggs Memorial Shield. The 14 year old fixture has never needed a trophy to make it a highly competitive match and this was no difference with the referee needing to be at his best to control some heated exchanges. The early season rustiness showed in the Warriors start as the Gladiators stormed into an early three try lead. Showing a strong presence from host club Swansea Uplands they ran the Warriors ragged early on and it initially looked as though a record score was on the cards. Paul Scott showed up well to almost finish off a flowing move but the Llanelli team managed to hold firm. Under new Captain Jonathan Kerr the Warriors slowly began to re-group and force their way up field. They forced a number of penalties (which in hindsight they might have attempted to kick), and spent the remainder of the half generally on the attack. They couldn’t quite make the break through however as Victor Raikar and Alex Brassielo lead the Swansea defence. The Second half continued to see the Warriors in the ascendancy and pushing to the line. The Gladiators however always looked dangerous on the counter with Kristian Simon having an impressive match. Jason Cross had an impressive debut at full back for the Warriors and helped null this threat with some text book defence which later saw him named man of the match. Alan Stephens eventually managed the break through with a bullocking charge down the wing and the Warriors might have got further scores but Simon Jenkins and Alan Taylor were both guilty of moments of madness in otherwise fine performances. Cool heads were needed and half backs Jon Jones and Gwilym Lewis began to steer the Warriors down a more direct route with Jason Bennett, Chris Spriggs and Richard Evans taking on the hard yards. It was a reversal of the usual pattern of this fixture – the Warriors rumbling slowly up field but the Gladiators looking for the quick strike. It was slow work and eventually the Warriors ran out of time, the referee blowing early as tempers continued to fray.Although disappointed with the result there were plenty of positives for the Warriors. Rob Hughes and Huw Jenkins showed up well on their debuts and most aspects of their performance were positive. On this occasion however they had to admit defeat and the Gladiators took proud possession of the Dai Spriggs Shield, at a time when disabled sports are in the headlines with the Paralympics, West Wales can be proud of these two teams who include players with learning difficulties for putting on a magnificent full bloodied rugby match. Llanelli Warriors XV: Jason Cross*, Joshua Crowther, Andrew John, Alun Stephens, Liam Carpenter (Neil Parker), Jon Jones, Gwilym Lewis, Jason Bennett, Jason Jenkins, Huw Jenkins* (Richard Evans), Jonathan Kerr (Cpt), Robert Hughes* (John Horwood), Chris Spriggs, Simon Jenkins, Lee Rowlands (Alan Taylor) Try: Alun Stephens Man of the Match: Jason Cross * Debutant

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Llanelli Warriors 34 Cambrian 22 (Match 146)

The final match of the season saw another Warriors victory. Unbeaten at home for the 2nd time in 3 seasons the Warriors only lost at Swansea University for a record of played 12, won 11, lost 1. The bright sunshine and hard grounds showed summer had arrived but opposing Directors of Rugby blamed each other for the Saturday kick off with Block reporting he had told Rowlands the Cam' would struggle for a team on that day whilst Lee maintained it was Blocks idea. The Cam certainly did have a lack of players but luckily the Warriors (via Mynydd y Garreg) had plenty.
Former Warriors, Mynydd and Furnace (and Betws) leg end 'Evil' Mike Esney (complete with personal supporter Justin Townsend)was first to volunteer to join the Cam ranks and with Dean Roberts having brought the Thomas twins Kerrie and Andrew down from the mountain for their Warriors debuts the Club were able to donate Lee Rowlands, James Duw Duw and a Carpenter. Jonathan Kerr had the distinction of playing against both Fathers when Phil Will was press ganged into joining John Kerr whilst various other Warriors swopped to appear for both sides. The highlights of all this were Phil's panic when passed the ball and 'two hairy cavemen who looked like they hadn't eaten for days came tearing at me'and Joshua going round Simon Tarw. There were also late apperances in the Cam ranks from Cotterall and some bloke in an e**land jersey.

Anyway it was a fun match:
The Llanelli Warriors completed their season with victory over the Cambrian XV in their traditional curtain raiser to their Presentation evening. It completed their most successful season, unbeaten at home they lost just 1 of their 12 fixtures and were obviously determined to finish on a high. However with the Cambrian doubling as HQ for the Warriors there was plenty of familiarity and rivalry on the field making for two motivated teams.
For once the Warriors got off to a strong start, the hard conditions suiting their open brand of rugby. Half backs Gilasbey and Roberts soon showed the way they wanted to play and opened everything out. They gained early rewards when centre Alun Stephens crossed and another early attack saw Lee Barber squeeze into the corner.
Not surprisingly it took the Cambrian a bit longer to gel but strong running prop Simon Delaney charged over to get them into the match.
The strong running of Stephens (Warriors) and Delaney (Cambrian) was a feature of the game. Stephens was later named man of the match but Delaney had the satisfaction of outscoring his opponent 3 tries to 2. Others to stand out were the Carpenter brothers Liam and David while forward Darren Pollitt provided good line out ball and contributed in the loose. For Cambrian Joshua Crowther proved an elusive runner while Phil Williams maintained his usual standard.
A second try from Lee Barber plus one apiece for the Thomas brothers Kerie and Andrew put the Warriors firmly in command but Jason Bennett got one back for Cambrian and they had the final word when Delaney completed his hatrick.
It was no less than the Cambrian team deserved with the likes of John Kerr and Richard Evans giving their all. The Warriors though will have been delighted to end their season on a high note.

Tony Whittaker (Cpt), David Carpenter (Liam Carpenter), Andrew Thomas, Alun Stephens, Joshua Crowther, Dean Roberts, Dean Gilasbey, Richard Evans, Jason Jenkins, Colin Talcon (Darren Pollitt), Jonathan Kerr, Kerie Thomas, Lee Barber, Simon Jenkins, Gwilym Lewis

Cambrian XV inc: Jason Bennett, Lee Rowlands, Mike Esney, Coco, James Dew, various relatives of James Dew, Richard Evans, Dai Carpenter, Joshua Crowther, Colin Talcon, John Kerr, Phil Williams, Simon Delany, Cotterall and a bloke in an e**land jersey
Warriors scores: Lee Barber, Alun Stephens (2 tries), Kerrie Williams, Andrew Williams (try), Simon Jenkins (2 conversions)
Cambrian Scores: Simon Delany (3 tries), Jason Bennett (try), Coco (conversion).
Seren y gem: Alun Stephens

There was obviously a bit of rivalry between the sides with so many friends, relatives and former team mates involved but no one took it quite a seriously as Lee Rowlands who after a couple of cheap shots on Gwilym Lewis found he had to leave the field and eventually attend A&E. Comedy moments included Neil Parkers laconic refereeing style (when not on the phone), Mike Esney's tackling technique and Kerie Thomas' awesome interception try.
The most hotly contested award though was for 'biggest pwdi/strop' where Jon Kerr's simmering moaning for 80 minutes was matched by pout of the year from Captain Tony Whittaker.

This shot shows Jonny Kerr moaning- in fact every photo of this match was taken whilst Kerr was moaning

Can't make anyone out in this photo - but can still almost hear Kerr

Colin & Bloc watch in resignation as Darren Petticoat confirms himself the latest Warriors line out hero

Bloc frozen with shock as Big Al named Seren y Gem (on his 75th apperance)

This is what happens if you are a semi retired f**tball wuss who tries to mix it with the big boys : Gwil 1 Lee 0

Then on to presentation Night which you can read about here: cliciwch

Monday, April 28, 2008

Llanelli Warriors 29 Carmarthenshire county Council 25 (Match 145)

Match programme (above) and publicity poster for match

The Warriors edged another entertaining game at Stradey Park against a Carmarthenshire County Council XV. The Warriors efficent organisation meant that the kit was unwashed and stuck in Swansea with a couple of key players with CCC borrowing the spare. Luckily as combination of Chrisp getting some jerseys and various people digging out their own Welsh/Scarlets/Amman Utd jerseys meant the Warriors at least looked more or less like a team. Unfortuantley actually getting a team together was even more of a challenge with resources so stretched that Gwilym took on the no 10 jersey. Mind you he got so carries away with his 40m clearance kick that he had to be reminded that he should be in the pack when Dean Roberts arrivied. Thankfull a few old favorites managed to drag themselves along for this game with James Fotos, Lee Barber, Mike James and both Carpenter twins turning up.

The win was achived through a top team performance with Josh Crowther, Jon Kerr, Simon Jenkins, Liam Carpenter, David Carpenter, Chris Spriggs and Alun Stephens all having impressive matches (I think Al might have been refused a rebate on his council tax). John Horwood ruled the line out and allowed Jason Jenkins, Jason Bennet, Gwilym Lewis and Lee Barber to work their trickery at the front.

A decent crowd turned up to watch including various cowgirls which seemed to impress some of the Warrior team and hopefully helped raise some decent cash for Children in Need. Thanks to the Cambrian for putting on food afterwards.

There are some photos here but there were much more taken at the game so if anyone has any please send them to and they might be added on.

Lee Baabaa's break down the wing at the end of the game for the match winning try

Warrior Hands on Hips XV #1 in a series

Some intense 'male bonding'

Warriors hands on hips XV #2: Tony lets the side down with a slip off his shorts

Hands on Hips XV #3: This time Dai Carpenter lets the team down: Concentrate mun!!

Chris Cripsy Claw Spriggs uses his head

Killer tries to work his remote controls on the ball

Exciting match?

Warriors try the wedding bouquet pass - throw it in the general direction and someone will catch it

another foto of Lee Blackseep's break (this time in the proper place)

Lee Barbara seals the win for the Warriors

Tarw lines up the kick

Rich Hapus ponders as the kick goes wide (probaly)

Warriors hands on hips #4 Darren & Jumpin' keep up the good work even while ball in in play

Bloc on the bosh

Fotos breaks through the middle

Lee manages to outpace the rest of the team by breaking into a quick stride

Carpenter seeks confirmation on which way to run

That's better - facing the right way

Liam and Darren (steady girls)

Killer & Bloc (Best side)

Simon finally almost tackles someone

Hapus tries to claim raffle win

Jas looks lost without his 'guns'

Josh just looks lost


Another tackle???

Bloc gets his apologies in early

Jas - thats more like it

Capatin Whittaker

I know the Cam looks rough but theres no need to tool up

Guess where the food is!

Killer wasn't put off by the landladies dandruff

Council boys obviously just relived to have survived against the mighty Warriors

Lovers tiff?

Keeley shuns the press

Match Report

For the second match running the Warriors extra accuracy at the posts proved the difference and earned them victory. This latest win over the Council side at Stradey Park saw them edge a 10 try thriller that could have gone either way.
The Warriors notorious slow start hampered the side again and the Council team camped in their 22 and despite a couple of reliving kicks from fly half Gwilym Lewis and some excellent defence all round the score was inevitable. The ball had been swung across the pitch several times as the visitors showed good skills and eventually the Warriors ran out of numbers for centre Craig Evans to break through. The pressure on the Warriors continued but the odd pass and some last ditch defence from the likes of Jon Kerr frustrated the Council side.
The Warriors eventually managed to work their way down field and after Jason Bennett and James Davies had gone close Tony Whittaker seized the initiative to cross for a captain’s try which Kerr improved.
The counter punches continued with both sides attacking at every opportunity. The Council’s most potent attacking weapon, full back Kevin Jones made one try before crossing himself while Warriors scrum half Lee Barber’s combative style earned him a try which Simon Jenkins converted.
A point behind at the half the Warriors were helped by the introduction of Dean Roberts at fly half, allowing Lewis to return to the pack and the introduction of Liam carpenter on the wing. Both scored fine tries with Carpenter’s perhaps the pick of the day. Some strong up front defending helped the Warriors cause with Joshua Crowther having his best game in red and Richard Evans throwing his weight about. The Council side though had a nice mix of bulk and pace and unlike in the 1st half became quite clinical once they did breach the line. Chris Moore and Daniel Rogers both showed their pace to get neat touchdown while Ceri Davies and Chris Moore helped open up the gaps. Council scrum half Daniel Rodgers looked to have put the game into the Council’s hands but a neatly worked move initiated by hooker Jason Jenkins saw Barber claim his second try and sealed victory for the Warriors who now look forward to meeting the Market Traiders on bank Holiday Sunday.
Warriors XV: Tony Whittaker (Cpt), David Carpenter (Liam Carpenter), James Davies, Alun Stephens, Joshua Crowther, Gwilym Lewis (Dean Roberts), Lee Barber, Jason Bennett, Jason Jenkins, Richard Evans (Darren Pollitt), John Horwood, Jon Kerr, Mike James, Simon Jenkins, Chris Spriggs.
CCC XV: Kevin Jones, Andrew Francis, Nathan Beynon, Craig Evans, Richard Wheeler, Simon Davies, Daniel Rodgers, Chris Omy, Chris Lloyd, Mathew Williams (Luke Collins), Gavin Lock, Christopher Moore, Ian Collins, Ceri Davies, Brian Buffton
above team was amended in the cold light of day to:
1. Chris Omy 2. Chris Lloyd 3. Mathew Williams 4. Neal 5. Chris Moore 6. Ian Collins 7. Brian Bufton 8. Ceri Davies 9. Daniel Rodgers 10. Simon Davies 11. Richard Wheeler 12. Craig Evans 13. Nathan Beynon 14. Andrew Francis 15. Kevin Jones 16. Luke Colling

Lee Barber actually scored a hatrick of tries and only had a small pout about this when he read the report.

Next fixture:
Date TBA: Cambrian followed by presentation evening.

Preview of fixture against Carmarthenshire County Council. (Cliciwch)