PLYMOUTH COLLEGE put together one of their best performances of recent years as they claimed victory over Llandovery College.
The win was a result of a high collective work-rate, determination and a ruthless attitude by the city school team.
Plymouth applied defensive pressure throughout the match which never let their visiting opponents settle.
The home team took the lead early in the first half thanks to some good build-up work and effective ball retention. This allowed the backs to attack the gain-line at pace and, after moving the ball through the hands down the blind-side, Will Cane went over in the right hand corner. George Hillson nonchalantly added the extras from out wide.
Plymouth made things difficult for themselves by inaccuracy, especially in dealing with kick-off receptions, but were able to weather the pressure and had the better of the first half with Cane dotting down again and Hillson closing the half with a simple three-pointer from in front of the uprights.
Plymouth College got the start to the second half they wanted when Thom Leman scurried down the touchline to secure the first points after the interval.
Although Plymouth were 20 points to the good, Llandovery were still dangerous and the home team had to show good defence at times to deny them.
Hard-working centre Harry Brewerton increased Plymouth College’s lead and the extras were applied by Hillson’s boot.
Llandovery did get on the scoreboard late on, but that touchdown was sandwiched between two by Plymouth, scored by Henry Burrows and Max Symes.
Llandovery, who can name 40 full senior internationals among their old boys, including current international stars George North and Alun Wyn Jones, had no answer to the Plymouth effort.