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Felinfoel sink Swansea




FELINFOEL earned their sixth win of the season on Saturday (Jul 20) as they strolled to an eight-wicket win over Swansea Civil Service.

After winning the toss, Felinfoel elected to field which proved to be a good decision as they restricted Swansea to 141 all out.

Anthony Matthias made the breakthrough for Felinfoel as he had Benjamin Novis caught by Craig Richards.

Richards then bowled Damian Devonald on a score of 12 and wickets continued to fall.

Steve Porter was trapped leg before on a score of 19 by Matthias and Stuart Parmenter then bowled Adam Morris.

Philip Owen was caught and bowled by Julian Griffiths as Swansea were reduced to 63-5.

Dan Hardman and Thomas Milford then shared 35 runs for the sixth wicket. Hardman hit four fours and a six in his score of 33 but he was then bowled by Rhys Harries.

Harries then bowled Evan Davies for a duck before Richard Cleveland was bowled by Julian Griffiths.

Photo by Darren Harries

Griffiths then did the same to Joseph Stevens as Swansea fell to 115-9.

Their tail wagged however, as Milford and Dylan Bebb added another 26 runs to the total.

Bebb made 15 before he was caught by Harries off the bowling of Rohan Nangalia.

That left Swansea all out on 141 and Milford not out on 22.

Needing 142 to win, Felinfoel made an excellent start to their reply as Andrew Thomas and Craig Richards shared 95 runs for the first wicket.

Richards made a score of 34 but he was then bowled by Thomas Milford.

Thomas and Stuart Parmenter then brought the scores level before Joseph Stevens had Thomas caught by Damian Devonald on a score of 65.

Parmenter made his way to a score of 25 before Julian Griffiths hit a four to win the game for Felinfoel.

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Felinfoel win comfortably




FELINFOEL continued their unbeaten start to the season on Saturday (Oct 5) as they beat Gowerton 23-0.

In a game played in difficult conditions both sides contributed to an open match with Felinfoel finally ending up comfortable winners.

Felinfoel took an early lead with a try from left wing Jordan Dunne converted by full back Aled Roberts.

Roberts added a further two penalties before the break making the score at half time 13 – nil.

Photo by Darren Harries

The weather conditions deteriorated in the second half and it was not until the 20th minute that Felinfoel increased their lead with a further penalty from Roberts.

As Felinfoel added further pressure, live wire wing Dunne went in for his second try again well converted from wide out by Roberts.

Gowerton came close to scoring at the end, but strong defence by Felinfoel prevented them from scoring.

Felinfoel now look forward to round two of the WRU Plate competition when they entertain Skewen on Saturday (Oct 12).

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Cherries hold off Penygroes




Furnace United 18-9 Penygroes

FURNACE United welcomed Penygroes to Cae Castell on Saturday (Oct 5) and after two attritional battles last season this game was highly anticipated.

The field conditions were excellent even though there was a little drizzle throughout.

The game started at a frantic pace with Furnace taking the early initiative resulting in a try from second row Andrew Evans after five minutes. Daf Green slotted the conversion from out wide to make it 7-0 to the home side.

Five minutes later, from subsequent Penygroes pressure, they were able to score their first points of the game as the trusted boot of number 10 Christopher Powell slotted a penalty between the sticks.

Straight from the restart Furnace gained good field position and were awarded a penalty in front of the sticks.

Green added the three points to make it 10-3 to the home side.

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The rest of the first half saw Penygroes put pressure on the Furnace line but to no avail.

The first 25 minutes of the second half saw the visitors throw the kitchen sink at the Furnace line.

However, although some stern defence meant they weren’t able to cross the line, they did manage two further penalties from the boot of Powell to bring the score to 10-9.

Having defended for much of the half, Furnace looked to increase their lead and they marched up the field before Daf Green slotted a drop goal to make it 13-9 to the Cherries.

The last ten minutes saw Penygroes pressing again but without reward.

From the last play of the game, Furnace intercepted a loose pass and Centre Scott Davies galloped 60 metres down the paddock to cross and put the game to bed.

The conversion was missed but it mattered little as the Cherries earned an 18-9 victory.

On Saturday (Oct 12), both sides take a break from league action as they take part in the second round of the WRU Bowl.

Furnace are away to Cefn Cribbwr while Penygroes are at home to Abercarn.

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Burry Port stay in touch




Burry Port Res 3-0 Evans & Williams Res

BURRY Port Reserves kept themselves in touch with the top two as they beat Evans and Williams Reserves 3-0 on Saturday (Oct 5).

A very even first half ended with Jamie Phillips heading home from a corner to make it 1-0 to Burry Port.

In the second half the home side played much better and were on top from the start going 2-0 up through Sam Saer.

They dominated for a spell but Evans and Williams came back strong and looked as if they might get one back.

Eventually the home side got their third through Ryan Owens to seal the win and all but end any hopes Evans and Williams had of getting back into the game.

Burry Port remain level on points with the top two with all three having won four of their five games so far this season.

On Saturday (Oct 12), Evans and Williams will look to bounce back when they take on Gorseinon Reserves.

The reserves do not have a game but Burry Port’s first team are in action in the first round of the West Wales Cup as they host Cwm Albion Colts.

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