Carmarthen Quins 2nds travelled away to Llandovery for the semi final of the Carmarthenshir Tyres cup and returned with a brilliant win by 21 points to 17. The quins played with the wind first half and scored three tries in the first 25 minutes two of which were interceptions as Llandovery tried to play too much football in their own half. The quins pack were up against a huge Llandovery pack but stood toe to toe with them all day. The quins backline had to defend for their lives at times, all prepared to put their bodies on the line. The quins scrum was outstanding, but Llandovery with a very pacey and skillful backline tried to keep the ball alive at all times. Upfront for the quins Alex Comey, and Leighton Williams had their best games of the season taking the game to the Drovers, Dai Halpin lead from the front, but it was the Quins back row who made tackle after tackle with Liam Fitzpatrick, Tom Smythes, and captain Ricky Davies, hitting everything that moved. Behind scrum half Olly Thomas was brave, with George Glesson controlling the game really well, centres Martain Penrwalick and Chris Phillips were solid in defence. The back three of> Jamo Thomas, John Gostling and the evergreen Simon Rogers were tested all day with high kicks but stood firm and Rogers in particular pinning the Drovers back with massive touch finders. This victory was huge for this quins side, everyone in the squad put their bodies on the line and fully deserved to reach the final. The never say die attitude was simply outstanding against a top quality Drovers side. The quins can now look forward to a cup final against Llangenech, and on this form, with this attitude they have every chance of success.
Try scorers on the day were:
> Alex Comey
> Chris Phillips
> Ricky Davies
> 3 conversions from George Gleeson.