Barnes steals the show as Llan bounce back to keep pres­sure on at the sum­mit

Carmarthen Journal - - Midweek Sport -

LLANGENNECH re­sponded to their home de­feat by lead­ers Felin­foel in the per­fect way by pick­ing up a 27-20 win on the road at Kid­welly in One West.

Tom Barnes crossed twice for the vis­i­tors, with Dan Moyle and Gareth Davies also on the score­sheet. Car­wyn Richards added two con­ver­sions and a penalty

The win moved Llan up into se­cond place and above Gow­er­ton, who went down 23-0 at neigh­bours Gor­seinon.

Felin­foel were 25-13 to the good at home against Aberys­t­wyth when their game was aban­doned after 61 min­utes due to a ham­string in­jury picked up by the ref­eree, while Joe Packer’s hat-trick in­spired Dun­vant to a 48-7 vic­tory over Llanelli Wan­der­ers.

Ben Ley, Sam Hawkes, Sam Crow­ley and Adam Gre­gory were the other try-scor­ers for Dun­vant, who roared into a 36-0 half-time lead. Adam Wil­liams-Parry kicked five con­ver­sions and a penalty.

The game also saw hooker Sion Jones and scrum-half Adam Glen Wil­liams mak­ing their de­buts for the first XV. Lloyd Thomas got the Wan­der­ers’ try, con­verted by Rhy­dian Mor­gan.

Crymych were 12-10 home win­ners over Whit­land thanks to three Harri Wil­liams penal­ties and one from Gareth Davies.

The only try of the match was scored by Whit­land’s Jack Ma­son. Nico Se­taro con­verted and also kicked a penalty.

Yr Hendy ran out thump­ing 66-28 win­ners at Tenby United, who re­main bot­tom and with­out a vic­tory in the league.

Two West lead­ers Pen­clawdd tri­umphed for the ninth time this term as they re­turned from St Clears with a 26-21 vic­tory.

James Snell, Tom How­ell, Rob James and Jon Hughes scored the tries with How­ell also nail­ing three con­ver­sions.

Shaun Jones, Luc Rees and Daryl Jones all scored tries for Ty­croes to help them win 19-17 at Mum­bles. Richard Evans con­verted two of them.

Pem­broke beat Car­marthen Ath­letic 26-10 thanks to tries from Toby Smith, Dan Col­ley, Fraser James and Sean Dalling. Smith added two penal­ties.

Josh Wat­son replied with a try for the Ath­letic, con­verted by Tom Grav­ell.

Burry Port edged out Fish­guard 35-34, while Pon­ty­berem were con­vinc­ing 60-19 win­ners at Pon­tard­du­lais.

And tries from Scott Jones and St­eff Davies, both con­verted by Owain Wil­liams, were ul­ti­mately in a los­ing cause for Tum­ble as they were de­feated 30-14 at home by Loughor.

Three West A lead­ers Mil­ford Haven an­ni­hi­lated St Davids 119-5 and the game saw fly-half James True­man smash the club record with a per­sonal haul of 49 points.

True­man helped him­self to a hat-trick of tries and also landed 17 con­ver­sions out of 17.

And in Three West B Amman United, hav­ing suf­fered back-to­back league de­feats, got back to win­ning ways with a 36-0 home vic­tory over Cefnei­thin.

Jack Evans bagged a brace, with Alun Lewis, Liam Dan­ter and Ceri Jones also among the scor­ers. St­eff Rees added four con­ver­sions while there was also a drop-goal from Joel Foster.

The lo­cal derby be­tween Llan­deilo and Llandy­bie went the way of the lat­ter, who left with a 24-14 vic­tory.

Nathaniel But­ler scored twice for Llandy­bie, with Dan Brooks and James Tom­ma­son also dot­ting down. Ben Feather­stone kicked two con­ver­sions.

Rhys Rick­man got the Llan­deilo try along with three penal­ties from Owain Roberts. The win for Llandy­bie backed up their suc­cess over Amman United the pre­vi­ous week­end.

Lead­ers Nant­garedig won 47-11 against Llan­gadog and have a 10-point lead on Amman.

Next up for Nant­garedig is their WRU Na­tional Bowl fifth-round tie at home against Blaina of Three East A on Satur­day when a place in the quar­ter-fi­nals is at stake.

Tum­ble scrum-half Iwan Mor­gan puts boot to ball against Loughor.

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