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Late try sees Taibach snatch win from Cwmgors

A LATE converted try from hosts Taibach rescued victory from the jaws of defeat to leave Cwmgors ruing their luck again and robbing them of only a second win of the season.

Cwm kicked off but inside twelve minutes they had conceded a brace of tries and fallen 12-0 behind as a sense of deja-vu ensued.

But they responded well, and hit back with a try on 20 minutes when, following good pressure, Ceirian Thomas went over.

A third converted home try made it 19-5, but ‘Gors again replied before the interval when the ball was spread out wide before Steff Phillips dabbed down for the score.

Turning around 19-10 behind, Cwmgors reduced the deficit further, quick thinking from Ioan Jones and Steff Phillips with a neat crossfield kick which gave the chance for Mike Jones to finish off the try which was converted by Jordan Smith.

The Cwm revival continued, and they soon took the lead for the first time in the game when a Jordan Smith penalty gave the resurgent Cherries a marginal lead by a point.Another Smith attempt sailed wide before he made amends with his next attempt minutes later.

A real ding-dong encounter see-sawed the home side’s way again with a try, but the lead was again shortlived as Cwmgors responded in great style, some good interpassing wide out putting Matthew Thomas in for a fine score to bring up an excellent bonus point.

The pendulum swung again, Taibach crossing the whitewash; but the visitors were not to be denied, and from a chip and chase from a scrum, Ioan James finished off the try; Jordan Smith’s conversion gave the visitors a 35-29 lead.

But Cwmgors hearts were to be broken by a last-gasp try, the conversion needed to complete a thrilling victory.

Cwmgors entertain Cwmllynfell at Parc y Werin on Saturday, April 22, as the bottom two clash on the Waun.