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
Warriors try the wedding bouquet pass - throw it in the general direction and someone will catch it
Lee Barbara seals the win for the Warriors
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
Bloc gets his apologies in early
Jas - thats more like it
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
Keeley shuns the press
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.
Date TBA: Cambrian followed by presentation evening.
Preview of fixture against Carmarthenshire County Council. (Cliciwch)