Davis turns “Bogeyman” for Black Army
“An accomplished performance against a side that is better than their league position would suggest. Llantrisant battled hard but at this moment we are playing with a lot of confidence” commented Martyn Fowler after the bonus point win that keeps the Wanderers ahead of the chasing pack in Division 1.
On a clear, bright afternoon the Wanderers started brightly. A driving maul from a penalty led to the first try with Ryan Davis emerging from the maul for his first try of the afternoon with Like Fish converting 0-7. That was followed up soon afterwards with a second converted try to set the visitors on their way. A lineout steal from Josh Sheehan, an area he dominated, led to a move through the backs and Rob Evans made a run that set up Luc Williamson for his first Wanderers try. Fish converted 0-14. With Wanderers confidence oozing the home side found it difficult to get into the game and before long they were further behind. Another solid driving lineout taken by Mike Owen saw Davis emerge form the maul with the ball as he claimed his second try. Fish converted again 0-21. With young Wanderers centres Josh male and Cameron Gibbon allowing the opposition no time and space on the ball in midfield the domination continued. With the tried and tested formula of penalty, kick to touch, driving maul working so well it was no surprise when Davis claimed his hat-trick try and the Wanderers bonus point before half time 0-26. Llantrisant were battling well and they showed soon afterwards that if they are given the chance they are more than capable as they reduced the arrears with a converted try. Sadly for them it was their only score of the afternoon 7-26. The scoring for the half was rounded off when a powerful visitors scrum caused the ball to go loose and scrum half Ioan Lewis pounced on the loose ball, raced away and scored. Half time 7-33.
The second half saw the visitors ring the changes and possibly take their foot off the gas a little with the massive game against Rhiwbina looming. Valuable game time was given to the squad and eventually the scoreboard got moving again. Josh Sheehan grabbed the next try, deserved for his performance with Callum Bricknell converting 7-40. Another try followed as Cameron Gibbon scored with Bricknell again adding the extras and sub Tom Penry Ellis rounded the scoring off for the day to make the result an emphatic 7-52 win for the Wanderers.
Tries: Ryan Davis(3), Cameron Gibbon, Tom Penry Ellis, Josh Sheehan, Ioan Lewis, Luc Williamson
Cons: Luke Fish (4), Callum Bricknell (3)
Management man of the match: Luc Williamson
Wanderers Massiv man of the match: Ryan Davis