CROSS KEYS avenged their WRU National Cup quarter-final exit at the hands of Llandovery by beating the Drovers in their rearranged Principality Premiership encounter at Pandy Park, writes Chris Smart.

First half tries from flanker Garin Price and wing Lloyd Lewis, along with further scores from stalwarts Tom Lampard and Scott Matthews in the second half secured a third straight home league victory for Keys.

Josh Prosser converted all four tries as well as booting a penalty.

They took the lead through Price on 14 minutes, going over after receiving Prosser’s pass.

It was his second try in as many games having also got the opener against Cardiff at the weekend. Prosser added the extras.

Keys were then reduced to 14 men four minutes later when Lampard was sin-binned for an apparent high tackle and the visitors took advantage with two tries while he was off the field to take the lead.

The first came two minutes later through No8 Richard Brooks and that lead was extended on 28 minutes when lock Joe Powell scored their second try, although both conversion attempts were missed by fly-half Jack Maynard.

But, back to full strength, Keys responded with their second try two minutes before the break scored by Lewis who darted off down the left to touch down.

Prosser added the extras to make it 14-10 at half time.

The Keys fly-half then slotted the only penalty of the evening three minutes after the re-start to also bring up 200 points in league and cup this season.

Keys, now firmly in the ascendancy, got their third try after 52 minutes which was scored by Lampard, who dived over while Prosser’s conversion gave them a 24-10 lead, before Matthews bagged the bonus point in the final minute with Prosser converting again.

The match also saw centre Leon Andrews make his 250th appearance in Keys colours.

Next up for Keys is a trip to Bedwas on Saturday.

Cross Keys: Tries: G Price, L Lewis, T Lampard, S Matthews; Cons: J Prosser (4); Pen: J Prosser

Llandovery: Tries: R Brooks, J Powell.