Sunday, 15 September 2013

One West Round Up

In a thrilling West Wales derby, a last gasp drop goal from Carmarthen Athletic’s Jack Wilson gave them a narrow 26-24 win at Whitland.

The match was nip and tuck all the way through, with Athletic going over three times through Luke Marshall (2) and Aaron Shakeshaft, while Mike Sauro added two penalties and a conversion.
Whitland had to make do with a losing bonus point thanks to 14 points from the boot of Scott Newton and tries from Matt Haldane and Zac Miller.
Last season’s runners up Cwmllynfell bounced back from their opening day loss to record a 34-22 home win over Loughor at Bryn Park.
The hosts produced some entertaining running rugby as they outscored their rivals four tries to three, with touchdowns coming from Dan Jones, Peter Thomas, Scott Gibson and Tristran Lewis. Thomas also added a conversion and four penalties for a personal tally of 19 points.
Loughor’s points came courtesy of Jamie George and Jason Roberts touchdowns, a penalty try, and a penalty and a conversion from Lee Evans.
Meanwhile, in a seven try thriller at Parc Lloyd Thomas, Crymych edged past visitors Kenfig Hill 35-29 despite being outscored four tries to three.
Adam Phillips was the hero of the day for the Pembrokeshire outfit notching up 20 points with the boot, while Gavin Thomas bagged a brace and Carwyn Phillips also touched down.
The Mules had to be content with losing and try bonus points thanks to touchdowns from Tom Davies, Kyle Davies, Chris Tossell and a penalty try.
Meanwhile, Glynneath weathered a second half fight-back from Llangennech to record a 23-17 away victory.
Glynneath ran in three tries through Ben Jones, Richard Carter and Jordan Griffiths, while Cory Jenkins added a conversion and Jack Oriley fired home two penalties.
Elsewhere, Jason Hyatt’s Waunarlwydd made it two wins from two as they edged past Kidwelly 17-15, and new boys Builth Wells clinically dispatched Ammanford 27-13.


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