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Llanelli seconds beaten by Neath



LLANELLI Seconds fell to defeat on Saturday (Jul 20) as they were beaten by eight wickets by Neath’s third team.

Neath won the toss and elected to field and they were able to bowl Llanelli out for 153.

Kyle Britz blitzed through the top order for Neath as he bowled Lewis Jones and had Daniel Lewis caught by Thomas George.

Robert Bowen made 16 before he was bowled by Britz and Rhys Westcott scored 18 before Britz had him caught by Rhys Harris.

Richard Williams was run out by George and Llyr Jones was caught by Rhodri Jervis off the bowling of Scott Bishop.

Llanelli found it difficult to put runs on the board as Neath continued to take wickets.

Photo by Darren Harries

Matthew Roberts was caught by Andrew Shaddick off the bowling of Sam Bowring and Joshua Williams was then bowled by Rhys T Jones.

Bowring also bowled Harri Rees for a duck before Jordan Evans and Nathan Davies ensured they would have a score to defend.

Evans smashed his way to a score of 64 before he was bowled by Shaddick.

Davies finished unbeaten on 18 as Neath were set 154 to win the game.

Lloyd Lewis and Andrew Shaddick got Neath off to a good start in their reply as Lewis scored 28 before he was bowled by Matthew Roberts.

Roberts also took the wicket of Shaddick on a score of 39 as he was caught by Lewis Jones.

Sam Bowring finished unbeaten on 23 while Thomas George hit 53 to see Neath to victory inside 39 overs.

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Gealey holds nerve to send Stars to victory



NEW DOCK STARS earned their first win of the season on Saturday (Jan 15) as they beat Bynea 29-30 in a thrilling encounter.

The Dock held a 20-12 lead at half time and were ahead going into the final stages.

Bynea thought they had won the game when a late score put them 29-27 in front.

However, the Stars hit back with time running out and Adam Gealey scored a penalty to win the game for his side.

That gave him a personal haul of 15 points having already scored with two penalties and three conversions.

Dylan Jones scored two tries for the visitors and Jordan Evans got the other.

Bynea’s George MacDonald scored a hat trick of tries and Finlay Cooke also crossed the whitewash once.

James Branson added three conversions and one penalty.

It was a thrilling encounter as both sides belied their positions at the foot of the table.

On Saturday, January 22, the Stars travel to Llandybie while Bynea host Betws.

Photo by Darren Harries

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Furnace seal second win



FURNACE UNITED earned their second win of the League 3 West B season on Saturday (Jan 15) as they beat Llandybie.

Daf Green scored for the Cherries with other tries coming from Joe Qualters-Jones, Myles Harries, Joe Pugh and Jonny Roberts.

Green was successful with three of five conversion attempts and he also added a penalty.

Furnace held a 13-5 lead at half time as Llandybie scored an unconverted try in each half.

Ioan Rees and Josh Watkins scored the tries for the visitors.

On Saturday, January 22, Furnace United travel to Llandeilo while Llandybie host New Dock Stars.

PHOTO by Darren Harries

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Saunders stars as Llangennech beat Gowerton



LLANGENNECH remain unbeaten in League 1 West after they won 33-16 away at Gowerton on Saturday (Jan 15).

Liam Hutchings put the visitors ahead with the first try of the game and Tom Neale added the extras.

Gowerton then got themselves on the scoreboard with a penalty but Llangennech were soon back on the attack.

Jordan Saunders was next to go over and Neale again added the extras.

Gowerton reduced the arrears once more with another penalty and the visitors held a 14-6 lead when the half time whistle went.

Gowerton scored another penalty early in the second half to keep themselves in the game.

However, Llangennech kept applying the pressure and they soon had their third try with Saunders going over for his second and Neale adding his third conversion to make it 21-9.

Saunders then completed his hat trick to also earn his side a bonus point.

Gowerton responded with a converted try to bring the score back to 16-26 but it was the visitors who had the last word.

Greg George scored their fifth try of the game and Neale converted to complete the scoring.

Saunders was named man of the match for his try hat trick and the win sees them move on to 25 points, six points above second placed Newcastle Emlyn.

The sides are next in action on Saturday, January 29, when Llangennech host third placed Felinfoel while Gowerton travel to Aberystwyth.

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