30 January 2017 / Club News

Penybanc 22 Lampeter 15

Banc welcomed fourth placed Lampeter who like the Tigers, are going through a season of rebuilding after the loss of many senior players. Both sides had picked up some good wins earlier in the season and with the away tie being a close knit affair, hopes were high that Banc could get the result. It was the Tigers that started the stronger with centre Tom Gale opening the scoring after outpacing his opposite number. The Banc scrum looked good and it didn’t take long before the second score arrived. After a couple of powerful scrums, impressive scrum half Mathew James, playing on permit from Pantyfynnon was able to use his pace to squeeze over. Lampeter though, fought their way back into the game and used their formidable rolling maul to good effect to pull back a try. While Banc looked comfortable as the match wore on, indiscipline started to creep into their game and after several warnings from the referee, skipper Tim Williams was sent to the bin. The visitors, using the big boot of their fly half, continued to play for territory and despite good maul defence from the home side, the same player was able to spot a gap in the Banc defence to go over. He improved on the score for a half time score of 10-12.

Banc started the second half well with the backs causing Lampeter all sorts of problems. Scrum half James using his pace to keep the defence honest while centre Owen Williams was having a big game in attack and defence. Wing Will Griffiths touched down to restore the Banc lead. Banc took control for the closing period and were duly rewarded when the evergreen Wayne Williams went over the bonus point. Fly half Mathew Lloyd added the extras. There were some big performances from a lot of boys with flanker Steffan Charles putting himself about and hooker Rhodri Dennard put in a good shift. Banc travel to Llangadog on Saturday.

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