Scarlets A faced a tough opening game at Church Bank, Llandovery as they welcomed Ulster A in the opening round of this years Celtic Cup.
Both teams showed great determination throughout the games with the scoreboard being very static but also neck and neck throughout the game. Despite Scarlets’ fantastic efforts with several tries, Ulster managed to bag themselves a last minute try to secure their win.
Expressing his thoughts after the game, head coach Richard Kelly said; “Disappointed mainly for the players in terms of the shift they put in, Ulster I thought were excellent and they took their opportunities in the end and put a lot of pressure on us and there is no disagreement in terms of the end result. But just overall disappointed for our boys because of how much work they’ve put in. I thought they were outstanding, and were just going to continue to grow.
After the scrum-half from Wrexham’s outstanding hat-trick debut, Kelly went on to explain: “To be fair to him, it’s not a bad debut, it’s great for him as he’s done it infront of all the Scarlets Senior Coaches who were here supporting today. I think that’s what this competition is all about giving players opportunities.
Scarlets A 32 Ulster A 35
Scarlets A take on Leinster A, on Saturday 31 August, KO 17:30