Sunday, 3 November 2013

One West Review: Glynneath move six points clear

Undefeated pacesetters Glynneath opened up a six point advantage over their rivals at the top of One West thanks to a bonus point 27-20 win over league strugglers Ammanford.

 Despite the weather conditions, both sides endeavoured to play some expansive rugby with classy fly-half Jack O’Riley once again starring for the leader as he bagged 12 of his side's points through a try and seven points from the tee, while Ashley Morgan, David Jones and Ryan Curtis also crossed the whitewash.

Ammanford remain rooted to the bottom following the seventh loss of their campaign, but did come away with a losing bonus point thanks to tries from Cerith Evans and Marco Dallaballe, while Rhydian Morris slotted two penalties and both conversions.

At the other end of the table, Loughor bagged only their third win of the campaign when they saw off fellow strugglers Llangennech with a 22-0 triumph.

The Blues showed all the attacking endeavour as they defied the conditions to cross four times through Nick O’Kelly, Morgan Bryant, Dan Howells and Peter Smiriglia.

Meanwhile, Carmarthen Athletic leapt to second in the table courtesy of a narrow 8-6, hard-fought home success over last season’s runners up Cwmllynfell.

In awful conditions, Owain Herbert crossed for the only try of the game for Athletic with Mike Sauro firing over the crucial penalty.

Tristan Lewis kicked all of Cwmllynfell’s points as they slipped down to fifth in the league following their third loss.

In a tight contest at Croft Goch, it was the hosts Kenfig Hill that came out on top as they edged past Waunarlwydd 7-0 in a match heavily hampered by the wet and wild conditions.

Mark Fitzgerald went over for the game's solitary and decisive try, with Mikey Giles adding the extras for the Mules as they moved up to fourth in the table.

Elsewhere, Whitland clinched only their third victory in eight starts as they dispatched Kidwelly 13-5. The Borderers outscored their rivals two tries to one with touchdowns from Jack Mason and Keiran White.

Finally, in the day’s other scheduled fixture, the match between Crymych and Builth Wells was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


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