20 May 2018 / Club News

Tumble youth

Ammanford Youth 64 Tumble Youth 12
               Ammanford continued their impressive run of results with a rout of visiting Tumble as man of the match Dan Slattery at outside -half scored 24 points ,while pulling the strings and enabling top try scorer Rhys Tench to grab a hat-trick of tries to keep them top of the league with this bonus point victory.
               Ammanford started strongly with wing Joseph Parkin quickly into the action with an elusive break before finding full-back Rhys Tench in support to take the scoring pass for an early lead.
                The homesters quickly increased their lead when strong running centre Liam Gregory sliced through the defence to score following a scrum on the 22 metre line, with Slattery adding the conversion.
                Mid-way through the half Slattery had the defence in disarray with a scintallating 60 metre break before being hauled down 5 metres short, only for ever reliable wing-forward Rhys Roberts to arrive first at the breakdown and dive over to extend the lead 17-0.
                Ammanford continued to apply the pressure and another well-timed run from wing Joe Parkin enabled him to slice through the mid-field defence for the early bonus point try following another strong scrum, converted by Slattery.
                Ammanford continued to play with pace from all areas but a counter attack from their own line was ill-judged and the quick turnover enabled Tumble to hit back with a converted try.
                However with the homesters dominating the set-piece play Dan Slattery continued to dictate play, and his delicate chip over the defence found Rhys Tench at full-pace to race through for his second try, converted by Slattery.
                 On the stroke of half-time centre Nick Morris was rewarded for his strong running as he powered through for a further converted try and convincing 38-7 lead.
                 Ammanford made a number of changes at the start of the second half to utilise their strong squad and continued to keep Tumble on the back foot with replacement centre Steffan Lewis slicing through for an early try , converted by Slattery.
                  Tumble reduced the deficit with an excellent individual try from their centre as he side-stepped his way to the line from half-way, but Slattery quickly hit back as he picked up at a ruck and outpaced the defence from 20 metres for another converted try.
                  Replacement second-row Rhys ' TJ' Jones also made an impact with a storming 60 metre run, with  inevitably Slattery again in support for the scoring pass.
                   In the final play of the game a powerful charge from hooker Elliot Jones enabled Slattery to again take control and his well judged cross kick found Rhys Tench in space out wide to secure his hat-trick, with Slattery completing the impressive 64-12 win with the conversion.
                   Coaches Mark Tench, Paul Roberts and Dylan Lloyd should be commended for their work with this talented squad by producing an attacking style of play that has taken them to the top of the league in their first season of youth rugby.
                     Ammanford play Pontyberem at home in their final game of the season on Saturday k.o.2.30.

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