SSE SWALEC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
BEDDAU 53 LLANHARAN 8 (HT 10-8)
Llanharan will be glad to see the back of 2015 after this latest heavy defeat.
They ended last season escaping relegation only in the penultimate game, suffered a huge summer time exodus of players, and have yet to register a win this campaign as a young side withstands the worst of painful rebuilding.
Hopes of a turnaround in fortunes had come with recent forward recruitment, second row Kieran Martin the latest.
Moreover, it was the giant props Joel Ringer and Rhys Haines who had shown in their side’s last game that they could give the Dairymen a platform to play off.
Yet typical of the luck of an outfit struggling at the bottom, both were injury victims denying the away team what appeared to be an early set piece advantage.
Even behind the scrum too there was agony as young full back prospect Ben Burgess suffered a dislocated shoulder.
It was just 10-8 to Beddau at the interval, but the home side consolidated a highly satisfactory return to the championship by taking full advantage of their opponents’ woes, eventually running in eight tries through Hywel Chatham 2, Lewis Egal 2, Cody Baker 2, Jordan Odgers and Sam Withers. Kicks were added by Chatham (cons 3) and Withers (pen and cons).
For Llanharan Sam Edwards collected his third try of the season and Harrison Evans put over a penalty, but the damage caused by the injuries and the gale in their faces second half were just too much for a team which nevertheless did not give up the effort.
Llanharan try –Sam Edwards; pen – Harrison Evans.
Beddau scores: Hywel Chatham 2, Lewis Egal 2, Cody Baker 2, Jordan Odgers and Sam Withers. Kicks - Chatham (cons 3) and Withers (pen and cons ).
15 BEN BURGESS
14 MORGAN WILLIAMS
13 CHRIS SHARKEY
12 SAM EDWARDS
11 GAVIN PARSONS
10 HARRISON EVANS
9 SCOTT JONES
1 RHYS HAINES
2 RHYS TAYLOR
3 JOEL RINGER
4 OWAIN HOWE
5 KIERAN MARTIN
6 RICHARD LAWRENCE
7 SCOTT MALONE (C)
8 TOM WILSON.
16 SAM LLEWELLYN
17 SAM PICK
18 CARL LEATHER
19 PAUL WINTER
20 HUW RUSSELL