Pontypridd v London Welsh
Pontypridd 12 – London Welsh 40
This was a real tough day at the office for Ponty, the Welsh scored in the first 5 minutes and by half time were 26 – nil up. London Welsh were bigger, faster and were a step from Ponty.
Ponty's line out didn't function too well, so Ponty were under pressure all the time.
Second half was a little better for Ponty scoring 12 points to 14, but Welsh were still superior in all aspects of play.
The boys did they best, but there is still work to be done with the Cardiff game coming up soon.
We have been spoilt over the last couple of seasons with Ponty wining all the time and was a bit hard to watch Ponty being smashed by London Welsh. But, we must put this into prospective, it was a pre-season friendly and boys know what it takes to win againist Cardiff.
Pontypridd: 15.Dale Stuckey (Matthew Nuthall). 14.Lewis I Williams (Chris Clayton). 13.Garyn Smith (Gavin Dacey). 12.Dafydd Lockyer - cpt. 11.Owen Jenkins. 10.Simon Humberstone (Jarrod Evans / Lewis K Williams). 9.Tomos Williams (Lloyd Williams).
1.James Howe (Bradley Thyer). 2.Huw Dowden (Aled Morris). 3.Keiron Jenkins (Dillon Lewis). 4.Craig Locke. 5.Jordan Sieniawski (Alex Jones). 6.Rhys Shellard (Luke Crocker). 7.Wayne O'Connor (Tom Hetherington). 8.Dan Godfrey (Owen Sheppeard).
Keep the faith!