New Dock Stars 0 Penybanc 34
10:00am Thursday 14th February 2013 in Sport
Swalec Bowl Fourth Round
BANC finally managed to make it to New Dock at the third time of asking following earlier cancellations due to the weather.
A decent crowd assembled on an overcast afternoon in Llanelli for the fourth-round Swalec Bowl fixture.
The Tigers went straight on the attack with No8 Chris Jones causing havoc with his ball carrying.
He was soon rewarded with a try after yet another powerful surge.
Fly-half Mathew Lloyd converted.
Some powerful rucking enabled Jones to barge over for his second soon after and again Lloyd made the tricky kick look easy to add the extras.
The dangerous Banc backs demonstrated what they could do when centre Nathan Jenkins used his pace to outstrip the home defence before a delightful offload gave full back Andy McCall a deserved try. Lloyd again converted from the touchline.
The second half saw Banc again dominant as Lloyd kicked an early penalty after New Dock had pushed forward in search of a score.
The heavy pitch and a degree of rustiness after a month without a game ensured that Banc could only muster two further scores.
Both went to hard running wing Dan Roberts and both were set up by the silky skills of centre Andrew Brayley.
There were big performances from prop Mathew Anderson whose tackle count reached double figures and returning wing Luc Jenkins, who looked a threat every time he had the ball.
On Saturday, Banc are due to entertain Division Four South West side Pontycymmer for a place in the next round, in a fixture likely to prove their toughest test for some time.