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Odds even in local derby

odds evenCrymych 15
Whitland 15

WHAT WAS billed as the pick of the festive fixtures did little to disappoint as both sides gave everything in both attack and defence with a draw possibly being the fairest result for both sides.

Crymych were able to outscore Whitland to tries to nil, however was the trusty boot of Johnny Thomas which kept Whitland in the game.

Gavin Thomas scored the opening try, after a sneaky break from back rower Richard Sharp-Williams, however the conversion was missed. Johnny Thomas was able to respond with a well taken penalty to reduce the deficit. Adam Phillips added a penalty of his own as the forwards fought for possession and territory. Johnny Thomas struck another penalty before half time as the scores were 8-6 as the sides went in at the break. After the interval, Whitland’s ambitions were hampered as prop Danny Evans was sin binned, and Lewis Davies crossed the white wash for a converted try.

The Borderers began to work their way back into contention with typical grit as Johnny Thomas struck three more penalties, one coming from Crymych’s Trystan Griffiths being sin-binned. In a tense finish, both sides had half chances to snatch victory however the final whistle blew with the sides tied at 15 all. Crymych host Carmarthen Athletic on January 4 and Whitland host Loughor in the sides next league fixtures.