First Game of the Season
Llandovery v Pontypridd
Llandovery - Pontypridd 34:15
Team: 1.Chris Phillips. 2.Huw Dowden (Aled Morris). 3. Lewis Jones. 4.Craig Locke. 5.Jordan Sieniawski. 6.Luke Crocker (Christian Parker). 7. Tom Hetherington (Wayne O'Connor). 8.Jack Davies. 9.Joel Raikes. 10.Lewis K Williams. 11. Matthew Nuthall. 12. Dafydd Lockyer. 13. Harry Millard (Chris Clayton). 14. Alex Webber (Lewis Morgan). 15. Dale Stuckey (Scott Burrows).
Many young unfamiliar faces in the Ponty team, first 15 minutes Ponty played well scored a try by Luke Crocker, but after that things deteriorated. Lots of basic errors comitted, boys tried by it didn't happen for them, on the other hand Llandovery were well organised and committed less errors and made a number breaks.
It was very difficult to watch the match as the team colours and Ref''s shirt were similar in colour, but as the first game of the season the rustiness was evident, but Ponty know what they need to work on. Next week's game against London Welsh will be tough, so Ponty need to raise their game and should have a number of experienced players back.
On the positive side it was good see Huw Dowden and Chris Clayton back for the new season.