Monday, 17 June 2013

Llanelli Warriors round off season in style

The Llanelli Warriors rounded off their season in style, clinching the Dai Spriggs Cup with a 17-12 win over New Dock Stars.

In their 200th game since their formation seventeen seasons ago, the Warriors struck early on - flanker Gwilym Lewis crossing from a line-out move in their first foray into Dock territory.
Dock regrouped with some strong displays up front from Ian Jones, Aaron Horns and Andrew Rees which gave the hosts a physical edge, while some great play from Lee Rowlands saw New Dock crossing.
The game remained tight till late on when a scintillating run from Liam Carpenter set Luke Jenkins free, before Jonathan Yeomans also crossed moments later with Graham Mosser adding the easy conversion to clinch the silverware.
Straight after the game, the Warriors held their annual ‘Golden Bola’ awards night.  The guest of honour couldn’t have been more famous – linesman Lewi Jones on hand to give out a medal to all those who had played 3 matches and the individual awards.

Gareth Ladd- Most Improved Player 
With 14 matches, victories over their Swansea and English counterparts, and just two losses, there was much to celebrate.  Top try scorer again went to No8, Simon Jenkins, for the third year in succession.

Ryan Morgan- Players' Player 
Most Improved Player was Gareth Ladd, the wing making an impressive start to his rugby career. Jamie Evans was named Sportsman Of the Year in recognition of his off-field work, especially in giving up his time to help condition the team. 

Jamie Evans- Sportsman of the Year
With one wing already mentioned it was a night for the flyers, and testament to the Warriors' exciting brand of rugby Ryan Morgan was voted Players’ Player. Finally, the Golden Bola for Player Of the Year went to Graham Mosser. The wing was also named man of the match in the game earlier and has been steadily improving all season.

Graham Mosser-Player of the Year


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