24 March 2019 / Club News

Llanhilleth RFC v New Tredegar RFC - League Fixture - 23.03.19

Llanhilleth returned to league action after a five week absence due to postponements and the Six Nations, at home to New Tredegar RFC who we expect to be worthy opponents as recent encounters have been tight affairs.


Llanhilleth opened the scoring from a counter attack that saw outside centre Chris Stevens out run the defence to cross from within his own half for Llan’s first try which was converted by outside half Kyle Sterry for an early 7-0 lead.


Llanhilleth doubled their lead through the same combination with Stevens crossing for his second try again converted by Sterry to lead 14-0.


To their credit New Tredegar were more than playing their part in the early exchanges and deservedly got back into the game with a well worked converted try of their own to peg back Llan’s lead to 14-7.


Llan’s backs were causing their opponents problems everytime they had possession and their third and last score of the first half came through right wing James Foreshaw again converted by Sterry for a 21-7 halftime lead.


The coaches though pleased with the halftime lead, stressed that the next score was going to be important and Llanhilleth stepped up a gear with nineteen unanswered points with a great individual converted try by outside half Kyle Sterry, followed by another well worked backs try by Fullback Luke Morgan again converted by Sterry but the biggest applause of the day went to the legend that is our loose head Prop Gavin ‘Moa’ Jones who crossed out wide from 20 yards out for his first ever try for the club following over 300 first team appearances.


Even though all of Llanhilleth’s starting fifteen and replacements played their part, special mentions go to Prop Gavin Jones, flankers Liam Price and Elis Price and Captain and second row Richard Phelps who were the pick of the forwards and outside half Kyle Sterry, outside centre Chris Stevens and Fullback Luke Morgan who were the pick of the backs.


To their credit New Tredegar gave their all for the full eighty minutes but ran out second best on the day, All at Llan wish them all the best for the remainder of the season and we look forward to the away league fixture later in the year which is sure to be another competitive encounter.


The coaches will now concentrate on getting the squad ready in training this week, as we look forward to our next league fixture this Saturday away to Blackwood Stars RFC, for what is sure to be another stern test. Where we will look to keep our current good league form going into the business end of the season.








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