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Snooker World Whites see off Ponthenri



AMMANFORD side Snooker World Whites were in good potting form in the Llanelli Snooker First division as they overcame visiting Ponthenri 5-2.

Ben Thomas’ top break of 63, added to ‘leftie’ Anthony Krysa’s swift 40 knock, and winning support from John Meadows and Sam Hinton proved enough; Jeff Howells and Nigel Lewis replied.

At the top of the table, Matchroom Reds and Trimsaran are tied on 53 points.

Dan Wells’ 68 break in his frame-win was the only highlight for Matchroom Reds as they lost 5-2 to Morfa Social, for whom Nigel Rees, Andrew Hatto, Nicky Hughes and Barry Follows struck.

Dean Thomas, Rich Nurse and Garnet Lane gave Burry Port Legion a great start, but hosts Matchroom Whites came from behind to win 4-3, courtesy of D.Roberts, C.Davies and L.Davies.

Jeff Jones and Paul Martin helped secure the aggregate point for Cross Hands B, who went down 4-3 to Llanesco; for the visitors, Peter Shoulder, L.Lloyd, C.Rees and C.Lloyd were on the ball.

Some tasty breaks at Brighton Road, where Gorseinon Workmens’ hammered Llandybie Social 7-0, Mike Dodd (57 break), Jon Wilcox (35 & 27), Keith Murrells, Mike Davies and C.Bolton completing the rout.

Kevin Selwood provided Pontyberem Workmens’ only frame-win in a 6-1 reversal at Pontarddulais Workmens’, whose winning-quintet were Kevin Sullivan, Keri Davies, Adam Griffiths, Stee Davies and Steve Dunn.

Trimsaran went one better, thrashing Llanelli Cons 7-0 as Jamie Tudor, Colin Foreman, L.Holland, Kieran Proctor, M.Foreman and W.Thomas all won.

Meanwhile, E.Rees and M.Hughes were on top for Upper Tumble Blues in a 5-2 loss against Reading Room Blues; for the Burry Port potters, Neil Roberts (35), C.Howells, Peter Kelly and Adrian Gower all won.

In Division 2, Geraint Thomas, Keith Williams, Gethin Daniel and Rob Davey gave Pont Cons B a 5-2 victory at New Lodge B, who hit back through Phil Thickett and Andrew John.

C.Barrett, E.Anderson, K.Myhill and Aaron Cruickshank steered Bryn & Trallwm B to a 5-2 win at the expense of Upper Tumble Reds, whose winning duo were K.Evans and R.Williams.

Only Joshua Jordan’s frame win avoided the dreaded brush for Llandybie RFC, beaten 6-1 at Burry Port Reading Room Reds; Phil Payne, T.Rawlings, J.Dean, S.Gower and C.Evans all won for the home side.

Snooker World Blues shocked leaders Gremlins by winning 5-2 and inflicting their first defeat as Callum Fuge, S.Rees, Linden Cox and Alan Jones (27 clearance) struck; R.Barney and B.Price replied; Gremlins remain top by a point though.

Elsewhere, a man-short Bryn A, for whom J.Jones and C.Richards won, went down 5-2 on their trip to Llandybie Social B; S.Pearson, J.Poole and P.Watkins were on the ball for the Social.

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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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Llanelli Town announce triple signing



LLANELLI TOWN has announced the signings of three new players as they continue to make preparations for the return of football in February.

Football across Wales has been suspended as a result of Welsh Government restrictions but new Reds manager Lee John has wasted little time in making additions to his squad.

Their first sining announced on Wednesday, January 12, was that of former Swansea City U23s defender Jake Thomas who joins from Cambrian & Clydach.

Manager Lee John said: “A 6’2 Centre Back that is very comfortable in possession and a strong defender. Jake picked up a wealth of experience playing for Swansea City FC and played very well against us a few weeks ago for Cambrian.

“Jake has a big future ahead of him and I’m delighted he’s chosen to sign for us.”

Another ex-Swansea player who has put pen to paper on a deal at Stebonheath Park is James Murphy.

Lee said: “James is a very talented forward with bags of potential, he’s also a local product from Llanelli who was very eager to sign and commit to his home town club.

“We want players who want to wear the shirt with pride, James was clear in his determination to commit to the club and help us achieve our future ambitions.”

Llanelli’s final signing of the day is central midfielder Ryan Bevan who joins from Trefelin.

“Ryan is also a former Swansea City product, a busy midfielder who can make a team tick, he possesses a range of passing qualities and is very comfortable in possession. Another ambitious player who wants to play at the highest level possible.

“Three excellent signings to strengthen the squad for the final 12 games of the season”, concluded John.

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Scarlets v Dragons postponed



THE United Rugby Championship (URC) game between Scarlets and Dragons has been postponed.

It had been due to take place at Parc Y Scarlets on Saturday, January 8, but a number of covid-19 cases have been reported in the Dragons’ squad.

The URC Medical Advisory Group has liaised with the region and having considered all the facts have deemed that the fixture cannot go ahead as scheduled.

The United Rugby Championship will now consider available dates to reschedule the game.

Scarlets’ next game is scheduled for Sunday, January 16, when they travel to France Union Bourdeaux-Begles in the Heinken Champions Cup.

The Dragons’ next game is set to take place on Saturday, January 15, when they take on Bennetton in the European Champions Cup.

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