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Amman United return to the top after beating Cefneithin

AMMAN United returned to the top of the Division 3 West B table with a well-deserved victory at Cae Carwyn James on Friday night (Mar 10) in this rearranged fixture.

Cefneithin, playing their first home game for some two months, fell behind early on when Amman outside half Iestyn Griffiths’ penalty hit
the target for a 3-0 advantage.

But in a tight first half, Cefn got their game going, and forced a couple of penalties, so, by half time, they had managed to turn that deficit into a 6-3 interval lead thanks to a brace of penalties.

A further penalty success early into the second half gave the visitors food for thought at 9-3 behind, but they really upped a gear from that point as their excellent front row of Cian Lewis, George Clarke and Rhys Phillips, supported by later replacement Daniel James, began to get on top.

Not surprising that the Amman front-row were later named “man of the match”!

Behind the scrum, Alex Williams combined well and was lively throughout from the base of the scrum. Better territory and possession from the visitors began to pay dividends, and they regained the lead when backrow powerhouse Alun Lewis, from a scrum at half-way, made one of his trademark surges, and in support was fellow backrow team mate Iwan Davies who took the pass and crossed for the try.

With Sean Mangan the third member, the backrow trio worked very well as an unit together.

A Iestyn Griffiths penalty gave the Reds a 13-9 lead, and they were now playing well, so from a catch and drive from a lineout, they were able to grab a second try of the evening as Alun Lewis’ hard work was deservedly rewarded with a try for the skipper.

Amman’s next match takes place on Thursday, March 16, when they travel to Llangadog for another rearranged game (kick off at 7pm).

Also on Thursday, Cefneithin travel to Tumble (7pm kick off) in Division 3 West B, whereas Betws entertain Llandybie (7pm) for a local derby this Friday night (Mar 17).