Llanishen 7 v 62 Cardiff
21 August 2004 - Usk Road, Llanishen

Match Report

Llanishen 7 Cardiff 62

Cardiff proved too powerful for Llanishen in a lively pre-season warm-up at Usk Road. Two tries in the opening quarter by Michael Leaman set the tone for a workmanlike display by the Blue & Blacks and as the home side tired in the second half Chris Czekaj took full advantage to finish with a personal try tally of four.

Good lineout work by Chris Stamatakis set up Leaman's first score in the 12th minute and five minutes later the hooker was on hand to complete a two-man overlap on the right.Dafydd Hewitt, an impressive newcomer in midfield, created a try for co-centre Liam Roberts in the 22nd minute before Czekaj opened his account to establish a 24-point lead.

Llanishen's best spell came in the closing minutes of the half and deservedly converted pressure into a roll-over converted try at the posts.The introduction of David Walsh at scrum-half for the start of the second half soon paid dividends when he raced over in the first minute.

The Blue & Blacks then went 16 minutes without scoring before running riot in the last quarter with three more tries for Czekaj and one each from debutant replacements Nick Gill and Luke Probert. Chris Anderson finished with six conversions.