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- LV= Cup
- 17th Nov 2012
- KO 18:30
- Ground: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
- Att: 6,469
LV= Cup: Scarlets beat Cardiff Blues 22-16
Aled Thomas booted three penalties in the final quarter to give Scarlets a 22-16 win over Cardiff Blues in the LV= Cup.
The visitors, who had opened their Anglo-Welsh campaign with a win over Wasps last weekend, led 13-3 during the opening half thanks to a try from flanker Luke Hamilton and eight points from fly-half Gareth Davies.
But the Scarlets, who lost their opening game, hit back through a converted penalty try and a Liam Williams penalty to level.
Davies put the Blues back in front but Thomas, on as a replacement, stepped up to give the hosts the victory - their first of the campaign.
The Blues struggled during the early going and conceded a steady stream of penalties, which Scarlets centre Gareth Owen took advantage of to give the hosts a 3-0 lead, although he was off-target with two further penalty attempts.
But it was the visitors who registered the first try on their first foray into Scarlets' territory. Fly-half Davies made the break down the short side and found Gavin Evans and Hamilton in support for the flanker to canter over for a converted score.
Davies extended the lead with a penalty, but the Blues then lost prop Sam Hobbs to the sin bin for an awful challenge on Wales full-back Williams.
Despite the numerical disadvantage, Davies put the Blues 10 points to the good with his second penalty but Hobbs' absence did prove costly for the Blues just five minutes before the break as Campese Ma'afu collapsed a scrum near the line to concede a penalty try, which Owen converted from straight in front.
More scrum trouble yielded a penalty for the Scarlets moments later. Williams was wide from the halfway line, but levelled the scores with a successful attempt right on half-time, only for Davies to respond by putting the Blues back ahead four minutes into the second half.
Thomas, the Scarlets' third goal-kicker of the evening, levelled with 15 minutes remaining and further Blues ill-discipline allowed him to add two further penalties to put the hosts six points clear with 10 minutes remaining and seal the win.
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