LLANGENNECH moved themselves out of the bottom two of Division 1 on Saturday (Aug 10) as they beat Llanelli in a rain-affected match.
The hosts won the toss and elected to field and they were able to restrict Llanelli 129 all out in their 33 overs.
Llanelli lost opener Ioan Phillips for a duck early on when he was caught by David Williams off the bowling of Michael Jones.
Iwan Rees and Marcus Leaf then shared 58 runs for the second wicket as they looked to get their side into a good position.
Leaf hit eight fours in his score of 40 but he was then also caught by Williams off the bowling of Aamir Ikram.
Ben Edward was then caught by Michael Jones off the bowling of Owain Phillips.
Robert Bowen hit two fours and a six in his score of 18 but he was then bowled by Jones as Llanelli were reduced to 102-4.
It did not get much better for the visitors from then on as Matthew Jones had Rees caught by Williams on a score of 40.
He then had Alex Symmons caught by Williams on a duck before also trapping Aled Gilley leg before.
That brought the score to 108-7 and it was soon 109-8 as David Richard was bowled by Simon Clement.
Clement also bowled Vaughan Thomas before Jac Rees and Carwyn Phillips shared 16 runs for the final wicket.
Phillips was then run out as Llangennech were set just 130 to win the game.
Llangennech lost Scott Lloyd early in their reply when he was caught by Iwan Rees off the bowling of Alex Symmons.
However, a stand of 73 between Matthew Jones and James Taube all but secured the win for the home side.
Taube hit seven fours and three sixes in his score of 55 from 32 balls but he was then bowled by Aled Gilley.
Jones had hit three fours in his score of 24 but he was then caught by Vaughan Thomas off the bowling of Rees.
Rees then trapped Hedd-Wyn Jones leg before to leave Llangennech on 107-4 but Llanelli were unable to take any further wickets.
David Williams and Chris Hickey hit three fours each as they finished unbeaten on scores of 20 and 15 respectively to see their side over the line with time to spare.
With other sides seeing their games abandoned, the win lifts Llangennech up to sixth place in the table, 17 points above now second from bottom Briton Ferry Steel.
On Saturday (Aug 17), Llanelli will look to get back to winning ways when they take on second placed Tata Steel while Llangennech travel to bottom of the table Gowerton.
Dafen seal dramatic win over Evans and Williams
DAFEN picked up only their third win in the West Wales Premier League on Saturday (Jan 22) as a 102nd minute goal from Joe Bowen gave them a 3-2 victory.
After an even start it was Dafen who broke the deadlock as Lennon Evans scored shortly before the half hour mark.
It remained 1-0 to the visitors until the 73rd minute when Alex Goddard scored to double Dafen’s lead.
With seven minutes to go the hosts were awarded a penalty and Mark Howells made no mistake to bring his side back in the game.
On 90 minutes Dafen manager Richard Stephens was sent off by the referee and just four minutes later Bruno Forkuoh scored to level the game for the home side.
The drama wasn’t over there though as in the eleventh minute of injury time, Evans and Williams’ Phillip Tinnuche was also sent off.
And there was still time for Bowen to score the winning goal, in the 12th minute of time added on, sparking joyous scenes amongst the players.
Dafen remain second bottom but they now sit two points behind ninth placed Morriston Town.
Defeat for Evans and Williams sees them slip behind West Wales Premier League leaders Penlan, who won again on Saturday.
On Saturday, January 29, Dafen host Giants Grave while Evans and Williams travel to Seven Sisters Onllwyn.
PHOTO by Darren Harries
Burry Port hold off Milford to maintain unbeaten record
BURRY PORT secured their fourth win in as many games on Saturday (Jan 22) as they beat Milford Haven 24-17 at The Observatory.
It was a frantic first half which saw Burry Port take a 24-12 lead into the break and despite a second half try from the home side, the Blacks were able to hang on for the win.
Tries for the Blacks came from Rich Parker, Josh Evans, Dylan Evans and Tom Rees.
Steff Powell was successful with two of four conversion attempts.
Milford had one try from Jamie Lewis and Dan McClelland with one conversion giving the hosts some hope of a second half comeback.
Zac France-Miller pulled an unconverted try back for the Mariners but they were unable to find another score despite their efforts.
The Blacks held on and their bonus-point win moves them up to fifth place in the League 2 West table and maintains their 100% record.
The Mariners earned a bonus point for their efforts which moves them up to third from bottom in the table.
On Saturday, January 29, Burry Port host Loughor while Milford Haven are away to Kidwelly.
Llanelli Snooker League: Convincing win for Burry Port Legion
BURRY PORT Legion notched a convincing 6-1 victory in the Llanelli Snooker first division against visiting Pontyberem Workmens.
Following frame wins from Rob Davies, Richard Nurse, Garnet Lane, Keri Phillips and James White (40 break); just Emyr Bowen’s frame averted the whitewash.
Snooker World Whites were 5-2 winners against Llanelli Cons, after Jamie Gimblett, Callum Jackson, Sam Hinton and Ben Thomas had won.
Dai Roberts and Ashley Edwards claimed frames for Matchroom Whites in a 5-2 reversal against Llanesco, for whom Luke Lloyd, Peter Shoulder, Dale Bohn and Chris Lloyd were on song.
Nicky Walters, Mark Hughes and J.Shields were on top for Upper Tumble Blues who saw off a man-short Ponthenri Social 5-2; Nigel Lewis and Mark Regola replied.
Burry Port Reading Room Blues, for whom Adrian Gower, Steve Greaney and Neil Roberts (25) won, needed the aggregate to edge a 4-3 victory at Morfa, whose winning trio were Rob Hughes, Andrew Hatto and Gavin Lewis.
Elsewhere, Pontyberem Workmens’ also required the extra point to nick a 4-3 success against Trimsaran, after Keri Davies (35 clearance break), Kevin Sullivan and Mike Footman had won; Lewis Lloyd, Jamie Tudor and Wayne Thomas won for Trim.
Cross Hands B overcame Gorseinon Workmens’ 4-3, following wins from Adrian Phillips, Mal Jones and Paul Martin; for the Brighton Road side, Mike Davies, Johnny Wilcox and Jordan Davies were on the ball.
In Division 2, Jeff Howells, Scott Bunford, Elwyn Williams and Adam Rees gave Cross Hands A a 5-2 win at Pontarddulais Cons B; Bont’s frame winners were Mark Aberstraw (40 break) and Rob Davey.
Huw Morgan, Howard Wood, Steve Pearson and Brian Jenn earned the bragging rights for Llandybie Social B in the village derby against Llandybie RFC, whose winning duo were Shane Wright (22 clearance) and Joshua Jordan.
Upper Tumble Reds suffered a 7-0 thumping away at the Gremlin Club; for the latter, Ray Barney (33 clearance), Alex Jenson (25), Ryan Burt, Kevin Gronow, Lee Collins and Gavin Stollery were all on top.
Meanwhile, J.Townsend’s frame win avoided the dreaded brush as Bryn & Trallwm crashed 6-1 at the hands of Snooker World Blues; for the Ammanford cuemen, Linden Cox, C.Waters, A.Jones, Callum Fuge and S.Rees all won.
New Lodge edged home 4-3 against Matchroom Blacks, courtesy of Roy Morgan, Andrew John and Gary Williams; Thomas Williams, James Anthony and Adrian Davies hit back for the visitors.
Paul Landek and James Varney were CGMD ‘s winning pair as the Fishermens’ went down 5-2 on their trip to Tycroes RFC; for the rugby club, Marc Walters, Steve Ruck, Arwyn Rees and Ffion Jones claimed the points.
In Cup news, Gremlins defeated New Lodge 4-3, while Reading Room Reds knocked out Bryn. Matchroom Reds beat Burry Port Legion 4-3, whereas Upper Tumble Social went out 4-1 at the hands of Matchroom Whites.
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