15 January 2018 / Team News

Seven Sisters Away

Seven Sisters 7 Ammanford 34

Ammanford travelled to bottom of the table Seven Sisters with the aim of ending their losing streak and although the young Seven side put up a plucky performance the visitors overall strength proved too much.

Ammanford started positively and soon won a penalty that outside half Steffan Roberts slotting over to give us a 0-3 lead. A positive run by the strong home centre bust through the visitors defence and it took some fine cover defence by No8 Emyr Price to stop a certain try.

A long kick by Seven was countered by full back Ceri Rees but in tackling him Seven gave away a penalty. The quick thinking full back was back on his feet tapping a quick pen and off he went again, a deft chip saw wing Steffan Howells gather the ball to go over under the posts, Roberts added the conversion, 0-10.

Seven were determined to make a game of it and back they came, firstly bursting through midfield, helped by some weak tackling, linking up to score, 7-10. Another strong burst looked odds on for a certain try but a superb cover tackle by Howells rolled the player over as he crossed the line and the try was saved.

Ammanford looked a little fragile at this stage and it took a bit of luck to get them back on the front foot. A poor line out throw was fortunately gathered by ever alert flanker Steff Rees and his short dash and pop put Roberts through a hole and good backing up by centre Ceri Morris created a simple try in the end. Roberts again added the conversion and the half time score was a flattering 7-17 to the visitors.

The second half belonged to Ammanford, starting with a Roberts penalty, 7-20. This was followed by some fine interpassing from deep for the final inside pass to find Hedd-Wyn Jones who galloped over again Roberts added the extras, 7-27.

Looking for the bonus point try Ammanford used an attacking scrum and from a nice move a switch in mid field put centre Steffan Pryce Griffiths on the front foot and his strong carry allowed a short pass to put flanker Rees over and to maintain his 100٪ kicking record, 7-34.

A final late flurry by the home side saw Ammanford under pressure and with Jones having to leave the field with an injury and a yellow card for replacement hooker, Rhodri Jones, it was inevitable that the 13 men could not hold out, although they did try hard and the game finished 12- 34 to the visitors.

Next week will be an important game with the visit of Aberavon Quins. Come and support the boys.

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