Llanidloes run riot against Pool

Published date: 23 February 2017 |
Published by: Gavin Grosvenor
Read more articles by Gavin Grosvenor


Paul Jehu 

LLANIDLOES stormed to a 50-0 win at home to Welshpool to underline their title credentials.

Pool restricted their hosts to two tries in the first-half with Gareth Anwyl and Ben Davies both crossing the whitewash with the visitors unable to respond despite spells of pressure.

However it was all one way traffic in the second-half as Llanidloes ran home six tries to seal an emphatic derby win.

Flanker Dick Jones crossed before wing Ben Davies secured a bonus point try with his second of the day.

Llanidloes continued to capitalised on Welshpool’s defensive shortcoming with captain Paul Jehu adding a brace of tries before James Davies went over with Anwyl completing the try count.

Jordan Davies converted the last five tries to ensure an emphatic victory for Llanidloes who climbed to third in the table.

Machynlleth slipped to a 61-24 defeat at title chasing Shotton Steel in a league double header.

Despite making the trip with just 14 men the Mid Wales side led when Tom Williams crossed inside the opening 10 minutes.

However the league leaders soon hit back to lead with centre John Ketland crossing and stand off Steve Ellson converting before Roy Cardus went over for a try.

Machynlleth replied with a try from Sion Jones, converted by Kameron Sandy, but Steel kept their noses in front thanks to another try from Ketland.

Steel tightened their grip with flanker Shaun Kemp, centre Dan Crossley and No8 Steve Garrett adding tries before Cardus completed his brace.

Machynlleth reminded their hosts of their threat with a quickfire brace of tries as Iwan Jones and Will Taylor added tries with Sandy adding one conversion.

However Steel had the final say with Ketland completing his hat-trick before second row Rich Smith smashed over for the final try, converted by Mark Higgins.

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