Ebbw return to Thursday night action as they host cup semi-finalists Llandovery. The Steelmen will enter in good spirits after a hard-fought victory over Swansea last weekend, whilst the Drovers come off the back of a quarter-final win against Pontypridd in the cup.
Llandovery have always been notoriously difficult to beat up front, and Thursday will be no different, especially with a heavy pitch, slightly cut up following the weekend’s action.
The re-scheduled game will be the first meeting of the sides since January 2020, where the sides drew 10-10 at Church Bank, with Ebbw winning the first tie at home that season.
Llandovery site five points ahead of Ebbw in the table having played a game less and will be favourites topping their Indigo Group Premiership Cup West division by a point over Aberavon.
Incidentally, both sides’ last Premiership game this season has been a win, and Llandovery only enter the tie off the back of a couple of victories virtue of their outstanding cup tie versus Pontypridd.
Looking ahead to the tie Jason Strange was in a positive mood; “It’s a matter of learning from this game, understand what we can improve and enter Llandovery off one training session whilst focusing on ourselves.
“We need that desire to get better. They’re a team who like to throw the ball around, but on this field that could prove difficult, so for us we don’t want to focus too much on the opposition, we need to look at what we do well.”
By Rob Rees