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Amman United do the double over Betws

LOCAL rivals Amman United and Betws met for the second time in three days at a sunny Cwmamman Park on Saturday (Apr 15) and completed the “double” with another convincing win.

The Division 3 West leaders dominated from the off, and led after 10 minutes when Alex Williams and Jac Evans combined to put hooker
George Clark in for the opening try.

But a severely-depleted Betws side ravaged by injuries and unavailability, hit back well, wing Cellan Ingram-Jones almost running the length of the field but being collared by defenders before the tryline.

However,they soon got reward for their efforts as good forward play saw Ryan Tancock crash over the whitewash; Sion Thomas’ conversion gave the visitors the lead and the Amman food for thought.

But the lead was shortlived as, from the restart, the Reds replied instantly, the excellent Jac Evans crossing to restore his side’s lead.

Now in full flow, United went over for a third try as Alun Lewis battered his way through several tackles in typical fashion to score.

Another brace of tries arrived before half time, Lewis becoming provider to put scrum half Alex Williams in as Amman went in 33-7 ahead at the break having already secured the bonus point.

Amman were largely in second gear into the second half as battling Betws visibly tired after their exertions.

With Christian Dean giving a man of the match performance, the advantage was increased when wing Jac Evans showed great strength to burrow through and stretch to score, and Tom Thorneycroft went on the attack and opened up the Betws defence before putting in prop Daniel James for a rare try which was greeted by great cheers.

Outside half Iestyn Griffiths had a far better afternoon and certainly had his kicking boots back in action, missing just the one of his side’s haul of tries.

Amman travel away to Trimsaran on Saturday (Apr 22). Betws meanwhile entertain local-neighbours Llandybie tonight (Apr 19), and are also at home on Saturday against New Dock Stars.