Second half tries ease Rose’s Welsh woes

Llandovery 34

Melrose 12


LATE tries from Bruce Colvine and Fraser Thomson, one converted by Andrew Skeen, made the score-line in this British and Irish Cup tie slightly more respectable.

But Melrose’s recent downturn in form appears to be 

Llandovery soared to a 27-0 halftime lead with James Garland converting each of their five 
tries. And, the rout continued after the restart when 
Aaron Warren finished of a 
slick backs move, also 
converted by Garland, to give his side a very comfy 34 point cushion.

If the brisk cold wind at 
there backs wasn’t enough 
to spur them into action 
then that final try must have 
had an impact because 
Melrose made a late move to come back into the game and were rewarded by the two late efforts.

Melrose: F. Thomson; C. Anderson, A. Letham, R. Mill, J. Helps; A. Skeen, B. Colvine; N. Little, A. Walker, G. Holborn, P. Eccles, R. Miller, J. Dalziel, A. Nagle, H. Watson. Subs: R. Ferguson, C. Keen, R. Ovens, S. Lowe, S. McCormick, B. Dick, J. Murray.