LLANDOVERY proved too strong for Swansea on Saturday (Mar 23) as they earned a 28-7 win to reach the semi-finals of the WRU National Cup.
It was a deserved win for the Drovers after they dominated play for much of the game and it could have been more had some of the tries been converted.
The All Whites of Swansea started well and took the initiative from the kick off.
However after 11 minutes played it was the Drovers who opened the scoring with a well taken try from Rhodri Jones, 5-0.
Three minutes later the Whites were level when an individual breakaway try from flanker Morgan Morris who managed to burst through the home defence to score under the posts. The try was converted to give the visitors a 5-7 lead.
Drovers Jack Maynard landed a penalty kick after 24 minutes to restore the lead for the home team at 8-7.
Swansea were dealt a major blow when captain Jonathan Fox was forced off due to injury and things got worst for the Whites when scrum half Lee Rees raced away from a scrambling Whites defence to score in the corner and make it 13-7.
The second half got underway and it didn’t take long for the Drovers powerful pack to drive the Whites backwards with Ricky Guest grounding the ball to all but put this game to bed at 18-7.
It was now all one way traffic with the game being played entirely in the All Whites half and with 60 minutes gone it was winger Aaron Warren who got the first of his brace of tries to make it 23-7. Then a quarter of an hour later he got his second try, and the missed conversion meant the score stayed at 28-7.
Drovers were in complete control and it was left to Swansea to offer up a late rally to try and add a score but the home defence stood firm and at the final whistle the Drovers celebrated a very good cup win 28-7.
On Saturday (Mar 23), the Drovers, currently fourth in the Principality Premiership, take on third placed Pontypridd in a crucial game.