Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Division One West Weekend Review

Leaders Glynneath were forced to dig deep to maintain their unbeaten record in One West as they fought back to record a 10-10 draw at Crymych.

On a wet and wild day in West Wales, Crymych raced into a 10-0 lead at the interval with scrum-half Rhys Davies bagging all the hosts' points through a try, a conversion and a penalty.

However, the pacemakers hit back after the break with prop Nicky Boyce driving over, while centre Jack O’Reilly added the extras and a penalty to draw level.

The result sees Glynneath move 12 points clear at the summit after second place Waunarlwydd slipped to a 13-3 defeat at Builth Wells.

The Bulls completed the league double over the highfliers thanks to a Peter Owen touchdown and eight points from the boot of Rob Lloyd.

Waun could only muster a Josh Hammett penalty in reply.

Kidwelly No.8 Rich Rees produced some powerful carries for the hosts

Kidwelly also capitalised on Waunarlwydd’s slip-up as the Black and Ambers moved up to second with a 10-3 win over Cwmllynfell at Parc Stephens.

Cwm's scrum-half impressed for the visitors 

Berian Watkins went over for the only try of the match while Jamie Evans added five points from the tee to seal their eighth victory of the season.

Black and Ambers Hooker Torin Myhill produced some crunching hits in defence

Meanwhile, Llangennech’s league revival continued with their seventh win on the bounce with a 31-13 victory over Ammanford.

Llangennech crossed the whitewash four times through Daniel Gravelle, Tom Barnes, Justin Hughes and Ashley Banfield while Jonathan Griffiths added eleven points from the tee.

Elsewhere, John Thomas was celebrating his first try in senior rugby as he helped Kenfig Hill to a narrow 12-10 win at Whitland.

The Mules outscored their rivals by two tries to one with Thomas and Dan Jones crossing, while Roy Giles added the extras to one.

In the day’s other encounter, Loughor were 31-7 home winners over Carmarthen Athletic.

The Blues made light-work of the wet and windy conditions as they ran their visitors riot, crossing five times in all. Michael Whitey was at the double for the hosts while Tim Butler, Steve Wake and Peter Smiriglia also went over. 


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