Pontypridd ran up an emphatic 64pts to 13 win over a battling Llantrisant team in their second pre-season warm up game.
Following a series of drives Ponty sent winger Gareth Wyatt over for an early corner flag try, but Llantrisant then showing plenty of forward power to gain territory and allow full back Lewis Montague to slot over two penalties in quick succession. A break by debutant lock Dafydd Davies gave Ponty some momentum upfield with second row partner Chris Dicomidis up in support to score.
The home team now sought to up the tempo of the game, quick hands along the back line setting up winger Owen Jenkins for a try which Dai Flanagan converted. Undeterred Llantrisant drove hard into the Ponty defence, Jamie Joyce charging over for a try which Montague converted.
It was Ponty who finished the first half the stronger, scrum half Carl Thomas burrowing over for a try and Owen Jenkins then cruising in for another touchdown, both scores converted by Flanagan for an interval lead of 38pts to 13.
A whole raft of changes made during the break inevitably cost Ponty their momentum, and with errors made to compound their frustration. It was winger Owen Williams who finall broke the deadlock with a try wide out. Llantrisant continued to contest gamely for possession and territory, but Ponty gradually settling back into their rhythm as the game drew to a close.
Late scores claimed by wingers Harry Davies and Matthew Nuthall and back rower Jordan Sieniawski, converted by Lewis Williams, Geraint Walsh and Dai Flanagan respectively were a reflection of the home team’s improved cohesion, running out as 64pts to 13 winners.
15.Geraint Walsh. 14.Owen Jenkins (Owen Williams). 13.Matthew Nuthall. 12.Tom Pascoe (Harry Davies). 11.Gareth Wyatt. 10.Dai Flanagan (Lewis Williams / Dai Flanagan). 9.Carl Thomas (Gareth James).
1.Scott Roberts (Chris Phillips). 2.Darran Harris (Huw Dowden). 3.Pat Palmer (Keiron Jenkins). 4.Dafydd Davies (Chris Dicomidis). 5.Chris Dicomidis (Jordan Sieniawski). 6.Jake Thomas (Dan Godfrey). 7.Calum Thomas (Tom Hetherington). 8.Dan Godfrey (Ed Siggery).