Newport Gwent Dragons took on their West Walian rivals Scarlets at Judgement day this afternoon, and after leading the match for the first hour it was the visitors who took the spoils in the final 20 minutes.
It was the Men of Gwent who struck first thanks to the boot of Angus O’Brien after a penalty in the 12th minute. The young fly-half, who made his 50th appearance for the Region, doubled the points a few minutes later to see the scores on 6-0 after 15 minutes.
With the Dragons attacking deep into the Scarlets half, O’Brien attempted a chip over the defence only for Wales International Liam Williams to scramble and clear.
The Dragons went straight back on the attack following this penalty but with the Scarlets defending their try
Half Time: Newport Gwent Dragons 6 – Scarlets 3
The Scarlets come out of the blocks well and levelled the scores through the boot of their fly-half Jones.
Following this Dragons
O’Brien responded with a Dragons penalty only for Williams to add another three points seeing the scores on 16-9 to the West Wales outfit. The Wales winger then went on to secure the spoils with a try with nine minutes left but the Dragons had the final say.
It was Tyler Morgan and Angus O’Brien who put Adam Hughes under the posts and O’Brien’s extras made it 21-16.
Full Time: Newport Gwent Dragons 16 – Scarlets 21
Referee: Nigel Owens
Man of the Match: Ollie Griffiths
12' Penalty kick by Angus O'Brien (3-0)
14' Penalty kick by Angus O'Brien (6-0)
26' Penalty kick by Dan Jones (6-3)
Half Time: Newport Gwent Dragons 6 - Scarlets 3
50' Penalty kick by Dan Jones (6-6)
60' Try scored by Jonathan Davies (6-11)
61' Conversion kicked by Liam Williams (6-13)
65' Penalty kick by Angus O'Brien (9-13)
67' Penalty kick by Liam Williams (9-16)
71' Try scored by Liam
79' Try scored by Adam Hughes (14-21)
80' Conversion kicked by Angus O'Brien (16-21)
Final Score: Dragons 16 - Scarlets 21