A SUPERB comeback saw the Scarlets clinch their second Magners League win of the new campaign.
Trailing 25-6 at the break, the visitors left the Rodney Parade changing rooms in revitalised mood and scored 21 unanswered points in the second half. These included a first Scarlets try for young scrum-half Martin Roberts, squeezing over in the tightest of corners, and one for wing Nathan Brew who finished of some dazzling teamwork down the right.
Skipper Stephen Jones bagged 17 points with the boot - a conversion and five penalty kicks. Props Iestyn Thomas and Kees Meeuws were particularly solid as the forwards provided a solid platform for the backs to delight, and No8 David Lyons made valuable yards with some impressive runs.
A yellow card to former Scarlets back Tal Selley helped in this incredible second half, as did the timely introductions of replacements Roberts, Brew, Scott MacLeod, Simon Easterby and Deacon Manu.
Yet how different it had been in stormy Gwent as the Dragons played the first half with the wind at their backs. Driven on from hooker by dynamic new skipper Tom Willis, they enjoyed two early penalty successes from outside-half James Arlidge. But the damage was really done with tries from wing Richard Fussell, Kiwi Willis and big No8 Lewis Evans.
With only two Jones penalties in the first half, the Scarlets were suffering from too many errors. They had to put things right ... and how they did!