LLAN END THEIR CRYMYCH JINX
AFTER their 27-24 home win over Crymych in One West, Llangennech head coach Ian Jones was delighted to put one over one of their bogey sides.
Llan, who had lost home and away to Crymych in each of the past two seasons, were determined to put that right and a brace of tries from Brandon Wood along with tries from Richard Thomas and Rhys Davies helped them secure a bonus-point victory.
Wood also kicked seven points, while blindside flanker Tom Jenkins put in a man-of-the-match display.
“It was a well-deserved win,” said Jones.
“We battled and played the conditions well in the first half.
“Obviously credit to Crymych for the way they came back in the second half, but all in all it was a good performance.
“Defensively I thought we were sound, and the five points were more than just for the efforts the boys showed.
“They’ve been a bogey club of ours over the last two years and we wanted to put that right.
“I don’t think their league position (ninth) is a true reflection.
“To be honest, I’d say behind Felinfoel they are the best team we’ve played this year.
“They were strong collectively and played for each other and you could see playing for the badge meant something to them.”
It was a seventh win from nine games for third-placed Llan, who are 10 points back on leaders Felinfoel with two games in hand.
They will get the chance to avenge their 37-25 defeat at Felinfoel when the sides meet again on December 29.
“We’ve been going about our business quietly,” added Jones.
“We just do what we need to do week by week.
“We’ve got a huge game at Aberystwyth on Saturday which sets up then for the game on the 29th.
“I think the result of that will have a bearing on it, but at the moment in this league everyone has got the capability to beat everybody and, as the season goes on it’s going to be even harder to get those points.
“It’s just about getting as many points as you can. What we wanted to do, first of all, was make sure that we were safe.
“We’ve done that I think now, and then stick together and take it game by game.
“As a coaching team, we are very happy with the commitment and attitude of the players.”
Leaders Felinfoel moved seven points clear after crushing secondplaced Gowerton 50-7 in their topof-the-table clash.
Gowerton are three points above Llan having also played two games more.
Yr Hendy, in fourth, were 29-22 winners at bottom side Kidwelly, while there were also home wins for Dunvant, who beat Whitland 17-3, and Gorseinon, who eased to a 34-12 victory over Tenby United.
In Two West, Penclawdd march on at the top after their 48-21 win at struggling Tumble.
Second-placed Pembroke, who are eight points back, were 24-22 winners at Loughor.
Tycroes won 18-3 at Burry Port, Pontyberem went down 10-5 at Fishguard and the scheduled game between Pontarddulais and Carmarthen Athletic fell foul of the weather.
Cardigan put 102 points on St Davids in Three West A, while in Three West B Trimsaran moved to within two points of Nantgaredig after their 33-17 win over Llangadog.
Betws edged out Llandybie 6-5, Cefneithin were 25-20 winners at Bynea, and Lampeter Town thrashed Penybanc 77-0.
Bynea’s Tom Gale prepares to offload as he’s brought down by a Cefneithin tackler Pictures: Phil Davies.