From the kick off the Scarlets took control of the match and had several opportunities to score. However, they continued to drive play up close to the rucks and mauls which played into the hands of larger Blues forwards where as a more productive option would have been to spread the ball wide and utilise the overlaps that had been developed.
Despite this good start it was the Blues who scored first when the ball was turned over in the Scarlet 22 which allowed the big Blues forwards to pick up and drive over the line for the first score.
The Scarlets hit back and after some good work by the forwards and No8 Mathew Evans in particular they were awarded a penalty which full back Daniel Evans successfully converted and at half time the Blues lead 5pts to 3.
The 2nd half followed the same pattern as the first with the larger Blues forwards continuing to give the Scarlet scrum a hard time, despite this it was the Scarlets who scored next with a set move from the backs after the forwards had supplied quality ball from a line out in the Blues half. The ball was moved from outside half Daniel Newton to full back Daniel Evans who cut straight through the Blues defence and rounded the last defender to score a superb try near the posts Daniel Evans converted his own try to make the score 10 : 5 to the Scarlets.
To their credit the Blues responded with another try after some good work by their backs bringing the scores level at 10pts each.
This time the Scarlets responded in a positive manner and their 2nd try came after some excellent driving play by the Scarlets forwards to take play deep into the Blues 22, the ball was then worked across the back line for full back Daniel Evans to give the scoring pass to right wing Geraint Peachment to score wide out.
An excellent touchline conversion by Daniel Evans took the Scarlet lead up to 17 : 10 and with the Scarlets now in control Daniel Evans then added another penalty to take the score to 20pts to 10 in favour of the Scarlets.
The Scarlets continued to dominate possession and despite some extended periods of pressure could not add to the score.
The young Scarlets have performed better this season but this win takes them another step closer to the final.
Pick of the Scarlets backs was accomplished full back Daniel Evans always looking a threat in attack and with his kicking out of hand he was able to pin back the Blues with huge touch finders as well as having a 100% success rate with his kicks at goal.
Pick of the Scarlet forwards was open side flanker Nicholas Cudd who not only makes a huge amount of tackles and generates important turnovers for his team, but also provides a great link between the forwards and the backs.
The Scarlets next game is Tuesday the 15/03/05 against the Dragons, away.