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Champions Amman United come from behind to win

Division 3 West B champions Amman United were presented with the Championship trophy immediately after this game, in which they
had to come from behind to win against a determined Penygroes side.

Fittingly, these two had met on the opening day of the season, and so ended by meeting in United’s final fixture.

The home side’s good start earned an early penalty which full -back Ash Powell slotted coolly. But United were soon on the scoreboard, centre Tom Caddell’s pass putting wing Jac Evans in for a corner try which Iestyn Griffiths converted.

The home forwards played well to match a solid Amman pack, Ben Phillips, Adam Lee and Josh Powell the pick of the home pack, and they were rewarded for their excellent work,a good period of pressure culminating in a well-worked corner try finished off by Ash Powell, who converted his own try.

A further Powell penalty put ‘Groes in the driving seat at 13-7. Chris Rees and Iwan Davies were winning good quality lineout ball for Amman for a change, but they lost captain Alun Lewis to a yellow card, as did the home side, reduced by a man after a blatant trip.

Griffiths made it 13-10 near half time, but also hit a post with another kickable attempt.

With Tom Thorneycroft, Cian Lewis and Sean Mangan punching holes in the home defence, Amman pressure early in the second half saw them take the lead as an Alex Williams tapped-penalty from close range put in backrow man Iwan Davies for the try and an Amman lead.

An excellent long range penalty from Ash Powell brought Penygroes to within a point, but the champions finished an entertaining match much the stronger; firstly, just-married Sean Mangan was involved three times in the move before taking the final pass to finish the try himself.

Nearing the end, in strong sunshine, Alun Lewis unleashed one of his trademark bursts, breaking several tackles before providing a try on a plate for scrum-half Alex Williams who gleefully dived over for the killer try and a bonus point to boot.

*Penygroes have one final fixture,at home against New Dock Stars
on Saturday(May 20),when Llandeilo travel to Furnace,and
Llandybie end with a home fixture against bottom- side Bynea.
Tonight(Wednesday),May 17,Betws are away at New Dock

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