Carmarthen Quins
2016/2017 Principality Premiership
Quins 41 v 10 Llanelli
10 September 2016 - The Park, Carmarthen
Llanelli

Match Report

Quins home win

Carmarthen Quins made it two wins from two in the Principality Premiership after cruising to victory over West Wales rivals Llanelli at Carmarthen Park.

What had been billed as an intriguing derby match ended up as completely one-sided affair with Quins registering a bonus point in a five tries to one win to stretch their winning run to two matches

Carmarthen Quins made it two wins from two in the Principality Premiership after cruising to victory over West Wales rivals Llanelli at Carmarthen Park.

What had been billed as an intriguing derby match ended up as completely one-sided affair with Quins registering a bonus point in a five tries to one win to stretch their winning run to two matches.

And Carmarthen head coach Richard Kelly said he was delighted with the way his side played against their local rivals.

“It’s brilliant on a dry day in a local derby that we were able to chuck the ball around and score some good tries,” said Kelly.

“All the areas of the game clicked against Llanelli and it’s great for that to happen in a derby. We will try to keep level-headed because we have a tough game coming up against Aberavon.”

Kelly’s opposite number Dai Flanagan was brutally honest about his side’s reversal.

“We are very disappointed. We let ourselves down and we let the Llanelli badge down, but that is taking nothing away from Quins. They were excellent – they play with width and tempo and are well organised in defence. We can’t complain about the loss,” admitted Flanagan.

For much of the match it was one-way traffic as wing Lee Williams crossed twice with three more tries coming from full-back Gavin Thomas, scrum-half Connor Lloyd and replacement Craig Evans, with fly-half Steff Marshall supplying 14 points with the boot.

There was an early indication it was going to be Quins’ day as Marshall opened the scoring with a ninth minute penalty.

Though Llanelli got back level with a Billy McBryde penalty Quins cruised into the lead again with two tries in six minutes for Thomas and Lee Williams to see Quins led 17-3 by half-time.

After the break Quins continued their positive brand of rugby and a second Marshall penalty was followed by Lloyd finishing off a long range attack.

And the bonus point was brought up in fine fashion with Williams’ second try as the wing jinked his way over by the posts.

Quins suffers a yellow card for Nathan Williams and they also conceded a try from replacement Nathan Edwards but it failed to dampen the home side’s winning start to the campaign.

Carmarthen Quins: Tries: G Thomas, L Williams (2), C Lloyd, C Evans; Pens: S Marshall (2); Cons: S Marshall (4), C Evans

Llanelli: Try: N Edwards; Pen: B McBryde; Con: I Hughes

Carmarthen Quins: G Thomas (K Jones 58); D Morgans, I Evans, R Williams, L Williams; S Marshall (C Evans 60), C Lloyd (G George 56); G Robinson (N Williams 52, G Robinson 68), T Myhill (R Clancy 52), S Thomas (J Sebastien 52), B Thompson, H Pugh (L Taylor 62), E Lloyd, W Boyde, R Osborn.

Llanelli: D Jones; I Nicholas, S Hughes, J Lewis (N Edwards 16), A Evans, B McBryde (I Hughes 60), R Cole (M Flanagan 60), D Jacobs (T Kaijaks 49), G George (G George 54), W. Taylor (S Gardiner 54), A Powell (capt), B Davies (C Long 49), T Lloyd, N Hart, M Allen.

Referee: Rob Price (RFU)

Man of the Match: Lee Williams (Carmarthen Quins)

Courtesy of Walesonline.

Attendance: 400

Official : Rob Price (Wales)

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