Winger Dafydd Howells was the hat-trick hero for the Eyasses as they secured a big win over their local rivals at Parc y Scarlets on Wednesday evening.
Having bemused staff for most of the season with their match performances and failing to deliver the results we all knew they were capable of, the Eyasses clicked and showed what they were made of, delivering a much improved performance and producing their second win of the season.
Playing with the wind at kick-off the Eyasses got off to a flying start when running the ball from their own 22, they released winger Dafydd Howells to pick up his first try on the 5 minute mark. Buoyed with their early score and dominating territory in the early minutes it wasn’t long before the Scarlets transgressed and provided outside half Josh White the opportunity to increase their lead with a penalty. The Scarlet’s rallied and carved open the Eyasses defence on a couple of occasions only to be denied any points by several last gasp tackles.
Clearing their lines the Eyasses utilised the wind and forced the Scarlets back in their own half, the forwards controlled possession and on the 28th minute saw number 8, Andrew Waite, crash over in the corner for their second try bringing the score to 0 – 13.
No sooner had the Scarlets restarted the game the Eyasses again released winger Dafydd Howells whom picked up his second try of the evening in the 30th minute which was duly converted by White. The Scarlets called time on the first half with a last minute penalty converted by Jack Maynard to bring the score to 3 – 20.
The second half provided limited points scoring opportunities for both sides, with the Scarlets often failing to make good use of the wind and the Eyasses having to run the ball, both defences held strong. The only points of the half going to flying winger Dafydd Howells who picked up his third try of the evening, bringing the final score to 3 – 25.
The Eyasses travel to Blaenau RFC next Wednesday in good spirits and determined to finish their season on a high note, to face a strong Dragons side in their final league fixture.