16 September 2019 / Club News

Amman United 14/9/2019

Match report by Charles Cann

 LLANDYBIE    21       AMMAN  UTD   42
Llandybie were put under early pressure by a strong Amman side but Tom Griffith put in a good relieving kick. The Amman had come to play and took the lead after ten minutes with a drop goal by Adrian Thomas. Llandybie replied quickly with a penalty kick to the corner by Rhys Evans   to set up a well controlled drive for Rhys Cann to dive over for a try converted by Ben Featherstone.

The Amman struck a penalty by Joel Foster but Nathaniel Butler kept Llandybie going forward with a good run before the Amman took the lead with another penalty.

Llandybie fielded  very young props in Jordan Tommason and Steffan Thomas who performed well against more experienced opponents. Amman put pressure on with a number of pick and drives to force their way over for a try. Ethan Walters replaced Cann who popped a rib cartilage and half time arrived with Amman ahead 14 – 7.
The visitors scored an early second half try by J Evans converted by Foster and the hosts lost Tim Williams with hamstring and captain Rhys Evans with knee injury replaced by Ellis Barr and Mathew Lloyd. Good carries by Lyndon Davies and Walters kept Amman honest and from a scrum Griffith and Lloyd put the ball across field and winger Connor Thomas got over in the corner with Featherstone kicking a great conversion. 

Leighton Rees replaced Alex Wigley and Llandybie had their tails up now with good runs from Ioan Rees and Wayne Williams and  Jordan Tommason carrying well. The Amman lost their six to a yellow card for not retreating ten yards. Dan Brooks made a great run and from the ruck Tom Griffith cut through the  Amman midfield to put supporting centre Nathaniel Butler in for a try converted by Featherstone to tie the scores 21 all.
Then disaster struck, putting the ball wide and with an overlap ,a wild mispass went to ground and the Amman hacked ahead for right winger J Evans to score converted by Foster. With Llandybie now forcing the game to get back on terms the Amman capitalised on some mistakes to run in two late tries to run out winners by 42 – 21.

A great game of rugby played in a great spirit with the Amman very clinical when their chances came. Next week Llandybie play Aberaeron at home in the Bowl.

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