Monday, February 25, 2008

Cefneithin 17 Llanelli Warriors 37 (Match 142)

Suspect numero uno: Lewi Jones

Darren Petticoat
Evil smile from Killer Kerr

James Tew

Jumpin' John Horwood

Dai Newson gets stuck coming for a foto

Strong seats on these buses

Jason 2 guns - 1st to get ready

er...can I go now?

The come back kid: Chris 'Y Cysgod' Bonar

John - ready for a jump!

Billo - all smiles

Lee 'Mole' Rowlands

Bonar comeback #2: Jon Bon

Ready to rock

Gwilym delivers an inch perfect pass for Deano
Action shots from Dai Newson sponsored by specsavers

Deano gets the backs going

Half time blow

Killer killed

Lewi about to behead Killer
dai Newson about to take a foto of Joshua's best side

Jon Bon, Petticoat & Whittaker: Gwendraeth South central DAWG!

Lulu & Cysgod have a 1/2 time cwtch

Bonar comeback trio: Jonathan, Christopher and Anthony

Taylor trying to keep out of trouble

Wide ball for wide boy James Howells

Tew scores in the corner to seal Seren y Gem

Jon Bon competing for the ball

Come on Charlie he's holding on mun!

Newson fotos

Chris Bonar scores from 50, driving maul

Job done

Off to appluase

Steady Ladies

John 'did we win' Horwood

Lee knows

Anthony Bonar sorts out his apperance fee (it cost him £20 to play)

Taylor 1st on the beer

Tony keeps him going


Lewi puts his shoulder and his 7 stone frame into Killer

Petticoat 'wheres my drink'!

Jumpin' settles down for the rugby

Killer hits the bar again

Big Al - only 10 pints, I'm working later

Lewi the Leprchaun
Taylor on stage
Stage fright
James Tew - Seren y Gem with Cpt Whittaker
Tony winds John up for Yellow Submarine

Jas & Chris: Haka

and a SONG!

oh christ, and another song

Trio for hymns and Arias

wasn't that nice

Taylor's singing turned John to drink

Taylor finally manages to finish something properly

Any dream will do...

Bonar getting comfy for the night

Happy Chairman

Tony still smiling

Lulu & former Betws legend Lee Gog

Warriors win, Wales win and a pass to the Greyhound - Lewi is happy

The winners bus!

Warriorette groupy Tracey listens in awe to Moles tales of bravery

The 10th meeting between the sides saw one of the better matches in the series. With the Italy match distracting several Warriors it was only a bare XV that took the field but James Tew and Killer produced one of the best tries the club has produced and the boys who played generally stepped up to the mark. Nice to see Alan Taylor Captain Cefn and even nicer see him come off 2nd best to both Big Al and Gwilym Lulu and get yellow carded (nice one Charlie).
Joshua had another good match and Gwilym even managed to find Deano with the odd pass. The Bonar brothers all came out of retirment for the day and Nigel Mills managed to sneak on for a 2nd apperance when Billo went off (no Llandovery call up this year).
After match was as good as ever in spite or perhaps because, it had to be crammed in as the room had been booked. Before the sing song of course it was Wales v Italy and the cracking performance no doubt helped the atmosphere.
There was the usual raffle which rasied £500 with the Warriors also claiming several bottles and a t shirt. Then it was John Horwood and yellow submarine, Alan Taylor and She wore a yellow ribbon (I think), Jason & Chris on the haka etc etc, awesome!
After a couple of pints in a very packed bar it was bus home and only a hardy crew of Moley, Lulu and of course Lewi made it to the Greyhound to tell Dew Dew how we'd got on.

Roll on next season and the 10th anniversary!

Match report

The Llanelli Warriors racked up their biggest win of the season at Cefneithin on the weekend as they brought up their unbeaten run to 18 matches.
The match started as it continued, at a blistering pace and it was the Warriors who scorched into the lead with two excellent tries. Prop Darren Pollitt showed he had the mobility for the modern game to outpace his opposite number within almost a minute of the kick off. This was closely followed by a Captain’s try for Tony Whittaker with Jon Kerr’s conversion taking the Warriors into a strong early lead.
The home crowd might have been worried that a rout was on the cards but their team soon showed they were not just there to make up the numbers and rocked the Warriors with some dynamic attacks. The young back line would prove troublesome for the Warriors defence all day with the centres often cutting through. Wing Joshua performed miracles on the wing with some stunning defensive work but the try was bound to come.
It fell to Cefn Captain for the day Alan Taylor who had an effective game despite some tight marking. Unfortunately he let himself down getting involved in some fisticuffs with Warriors scrum Half Gwilym Lewis and was subsequently yellow carded. This handed the initiative back to the Warriors and they responded with the try of the game. James Howells was worked into a bit of space and he weaved his way up the wing to put the supporting Kerr under the posts, Whittaker converted and the Warriors were clear again.
They could have gone into half time with a decent lead but back came Cefneithin, good interplay working Nigel Mills over to keep the game evenly poised at the break.
After the flashy 1st half tries the Warriors showed they could also take the direct route with Alan Stephens bludgeoning his way through a number of tackles to extend the lead.
Needing to score next to stay in the game Cefn got a 7 pointer when Scott improved scrum half Marco’s darting try. The Warriors lost influential full back Mathew Jones whilst Cefn brought on impact player Dai Junior as the game entered the final quarter.
Again the home backs looked like scoring on several occasions, only for the last pass to go astray. The Warriors took advantage and finished the game strongly. The Bonar brothers Chris, Jon and Anthony initiated a number of strong driving mauls and one superb effort resulted in a long range try for Chris. Pollitt added a second try with another fine run and with the last move James Howells sealed the Man of the Match award with a scintillating run to the line – rounding off an impressive match, especially for the Warriors who will hope to take this form into their important clash with Swansea University.

Rhyfelwyr XV: Mathew Jones (Nigel Mills), James Howells, Lee Rowlands, Alan Stephens, Joshua Crowther, Dean Gilasbey, Gwilym Lewis, Chris Bonar, Jason Jenkins, Darren Pollitt, John Horwood, Jon Kerr, Tony Whittaker, Jon Bonar, Anthony Bonar.

Tries: Darren Pollitt (2), Tony Whittaker, Chris Bonar, James Howells, Alan Stephens, Jon Kerr.

Conversions: Jon Kerr, Tony Whittaker.
Seren y Gem: James Howells.

Ref: Charlie