After a disappointing start at Ystrad Mynach with Dragons running in two tries within the first ten minutes, Scarlets A pulled out all the stops in the second half dominated scoring try after try, securing their place in the Celtic Cup final against Leinster.
The first two tries on the board came from the Dragons in the first ten minutes, it wasn’t long until the Scarlets were given a penalty kick for their first 3 points.
Corey Baldwin and Kieran Hardy side by side took their chance to head for the line but the dropped ball was knocked on. After a long period of time down in the Dragons’ 22 with several failed scrums, referee had no choice but to award the Scarlets with a penalty try, giving the boys a boost on the board.
Minutes before the end of the first half, Scarlets were determined to go into half time on top, we saw scrum half Kieran Hardy make his way right under the posts for a second try and which was later converted by Jac Wilson.
Dragons A 12 Scarlets A 17
The second half began with obvious grit and determination from the Scarlets. A penalty kick for Jac Wilson was just the beginning of the multiple points on the board. The following ten minutes saw the Scarlets in the left corner of the field in the Dragons’ 22 where Shaun Evans secured two consecutive tries with one successful conversion by Jac Wilson.
After a few replacements for both teams, the Scarlets continued their try-scoring rout with Declan Smith securing another try in the left corner with Jac Wilson converting. After the Dragons were given a yellow card for foul play the visitors took their opportunity and scored a further 3 tries minutes apart, with Corey Baldwin firstly with a conversion, followed by Declan Smith for his second try of the game with a conversion from Clayton Blommetjies and lastly minutes from the end we saw Ryan Conbeer cross the line for the last try of the match.
Dragons A 12 Scarlets A 58
The Scarlets look forward to face Leinster A again next weekend at the final of this brilliant Celtic Cup, all details to be confirmed later this week, keep your eyes peeled!
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Morgan Williams, 13 Corey Baldwin, 12 Ioan Nicholas, 11 Ryan Conbeer, 10 Jac Wilson , 9 Kieran Hardy, 1 Rhys Fawcett, 2 Marc Jones, 3 Simon Gardiner, 4 Josh Helps © , 5 Morgan Jones, 6 Shaun Evans, 7 Dan Davis, 8 Joe Miles
Replacements; 16 Dafydd Hughes, 17 Kemsley Mathias, 18 Javan Sebastian, 19 Chris Long, 20 Stuart Worrell, 21 Declan Smith, 22 Joe Roberts, 23 Osian Knott
15 Carwyn Penny, 14 Calvin Wellington, 13 Tom Hoppe , 12 James Benjamin, 11 Deon Smith, 10 Jacob Botica, 9 Dan Babos, 1 Scott Evans, 2 Zac Hewlett, 3 Chris Coleman, 4 James Thomas, 5 Max Williams, 6 Ben Fry, 7 Lennon Greggains © , 8 Taine Basham
Replacements: 16 Brodie Coghlan, 17 Josh Reynolds, 18 Luke Yendle, 19 Ed Scragg, 20 Rob Brookson, 21 Dafydd Buckland, 22 Llew Smith, 23 Will Kelly