Cross Keys
2012/2013 Principality Premiership
Cross Keys 22 v 15 Llandovery
17 November 2012 - Pandy Park, Cross Keys

Match Report

Cross Keys 22 Llandovery 15

Cross Keys ended a run of 4 successive defeats and sent Llandovery home from Pandy Park with their first defeat of the season.

The familiar sight of Steffan Jones, who returned to Keys colours for the first time this season kicked Keys into a 9-8 half time lead with 3 penalties. Llandovery replying with a Sam Soul try, thanks largely to missed tackles in the Keys midfield and a penalty by James Garland.

Several chances went begging, although Keys looked like a different side to the one that has taken to the field in those 4 defeats. Keys choosing the to play rugby straight through the middle of the Drovers defence.

Half time score Cross Keys 9 Llandovery 8

Llandovery seemed to improve in the second half, although another Steffan Jones penalty put Keys further ahead. Tom Lampard, who enjoyed a fine game then scored a wonderful try thanks to good build up play by full back Gareth David and replacement wing Luke Williams. Williams read the situation brilliantly as a lose kick from the Drovers was collected and he fed inside to David who chipped through on the half way line only for Lampard to sprint through and gather the bounce perfectly just inside the 10 yard line and chase away from the Drovers defence to score a cracker. Jones added the extras and another penalty later in the half.

Llandovery then capitalised on a rare mistake by Gareth David who had his kick charged down deep in his own 22 and Sam Soul crossed easily for his second try of the afternoon, replacement Cerith Rees kicking the conversion.

Overall it's great to get back to winning ways and let's just hope it continues. Tom Lampard, Rhys Peebles, Danny Hodge and Leon Andrews were the stand out players for Keys. It wasn't all good news though as Peebles and wing Nathan Trowbridge both went off the field injured their injuries will be assessed shortly.

Cross Keys scorers:-
Try: Tom Lampard
Conversion: Steffan Jones
Penalties: Steffan Jones (x5)

Llandovery scorers:-
Tries: Sam Soul (x2)
Conversion: Cerith Rees
Penalty: James Garland

Keys rugby committee man of the match: Rhys Peebles 

Official : Jon Mason (Wales)

Cross Keys Llandovery