Llandovery put a dent in Cardiff’s top three ambitions last night in a poor game at the BT Sport Arms Park.
The home side started very brightly and were a try to the good within the first 5 minutes. A Drovers attack saw them reach the Blue & Black ten metre line but the ball was stripped away in a tackle and bounced loose. Harry Davies gathered and then showed his pace by sprinting down the touch line past two covering defenders to score.
Llandovery though then started to pile on the pressure. Shaun Powell, playing his 100th capped game, was sent to the sin bin an after several attacks were thwarted the line was eventually breached as space was worked wide for Richard Williams to score when Powell would have been.
And Williams grabbed the visitors second shortly after. This time a mix up in the home attack saw the ball lost and when full back Lee Rees raced away he found Williams who score a try that James Garland converted leaving the Drovers 12-5 up at the break.
The second half was a very stop start affair. Garland extended the visitors lead with another penalty before Dean Gunter got the Blue & Blacks back within striking distance with one of his own. Most of the play was taking place in the middle of the field and neither side looked like they would add to their score until a sweetly struck drop goal by Garland looked to have sealed the win for the Drovers A late penalty by Gunter though gave the Blue & Blacks hope but they were unable to get their hands on the ball and ended up with just a losing bonus point.