WRU Bowl: Wrexham 24-25 Laugharne

All Laugharne’s reserves of grit and determination came to the fore as a last gasp drop foal from Owain Thomas ensured Gary Price’s squad overcame the long journey to North Wales and beat a powerful Wrexham team.

The hosts, second in division two of the North Wales’ league, were clearly hell bent on making the third round as they started with real intensity and commitment.

But they were more than matched by Laugharne’s pack quality and running rugby throughout the team, with Dorian Harries, Tom Waters and Rhys Thomas performing great things in the front row, ably assisted by Tomos Rees, Dai Thomas, Carl Smith, Mikey Williams, Carwyn Davies and Mikey Williams who all performed heroically at different times. 

So despite trailing by 10-0 early on from a converted try and penalty, Laugharne were still level at the break thanks to a try from outside half Thomas, converted by centre Tom Jameson, to go with a well-struck penalty.

Wrexham opened their second-half account with a converted try and followed up with another seven pointer but again The Cocklemen refused to submit and Owain Thomas sped through the cover defence to score another try, converted by Jameson.

With the game in its closing stages Thomas claimed a deserved hat-trick score but the conversion went wide and the visitors looked set to bow out by two points.

But with the referee looking at his watch No 10 Thomas was again on hand and he calmly dropped a goal to take Laugharne through to the evident disappointment of the Wrexham team and supporters.