A LATE try gave Gowerton their second win of the League 1 West season as they beat Pembroke 21-20 on Saturday (Jan 8).

It was the only game to be played in the Division as other clubs battled with covid-19 cases and waterlogged pitches.

Pembroke started the game well but were unable to find a way through the Gowerton defence.

There was a worrying moment when Gowerton Prop Ethan Hall went down injured and play was halted whilst he was treated.

He was taken to hospital but checks revealed only soft tissue damage to his neck.

When play resumed it was Pembroke who got the first try of the game as they worked the ball from right to left before Tom Lewis eventually touched down near the posts.

The visitors hit back with two converted tries though as Hamer went over before adding the extras to put his side in the lead.

Alex Price then went over and Hamer was again successful with the conversion.

Luke Alderwick added a penalty for Pembroke to reduce the deficit but it was Gowerton who held an 8-14 lead at the break.

Both sides battled well in the second half but it was Pembroke who regained the lead when Lewys Gibby went over and Alderwick added the extras to make it 15-14 to the home side.

Seamus Wiseman then went over to increase Pembroke’s lead but the wayward conversion meant Gowerton were still in with a chance of winning the game.

Pembroke looked to hold on to their lead going into the final stages but Teigue Williams crossed the whitewash for the visitors and Scott Davies held his nerve give Gowerton victory.

The defeat gives Pembroke a losing bonus point while Gowerton move up to sixth place in the table.

On Saturday, January 15, Gowerton host Llangennech while Pembroke travel to Felinfoel.