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04 September 2017 / Club News

Three out of three!

Haverfordwest 26 Llandeilo 34

As everyone else began their league programmes on Saturday, our old rivals Haverfordwest, like ourselves, found themselves without a game.

So, with spirits high after two good performances, we travelled west to complete a testing pre-season programme. Our numbers were depleted compared to the previous two games and with at least 10 players unavailable or injured, we had only 19 available. (It’s strange writing “only 19” – how many times during the last couple of seasons would we have loved 19 players to choose from?!!)

We played the first half into the wind - and up the dizzying slope - but had the huge majority of possession and territory for half an hour, by which time we were 10-0 up. Dan, playing at full back cut through for a nice try, Osian converted and added a penalty. The Blues woke up, though and, in ten minutes, scored three tries for a surprising interval lead of 19-10.

The boys responded brilliantly though, and took control of the game in the third quarter. Three more tries – Dan Roberts, Bobby and Harry - all converted by Osian, plus another penalty took the game way out of our hosts’ reach and their converted try with the last play of the game was a mere consolation.

It was an entertaining, enjoyable contest and a really good work out before the main event starts next week – and what a start it promises to be.

Thanks to our friends at Haverfordwest for the warm welcome (you’d expect nothing less from Harfat people, of course) and a great challenge.

Well done to everyone who has played a part in a very satisfactory pre-season – Llandybie away next….bring it on!!!

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