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Town end with derby defeat

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Cwmamman United 3

Llanelli Town 1

Rob Thomas: Hit the bar

Rob Thomas: Hit the bar

TWO GOALS by former Llanelli Town striker Jordan follows and another from Stephen Hughes, saw the home side triumph in the final league game of the season between the near neighbours.

In reply, the visitors could only manage to muster one through Ross Jones, but overall they can have few complaints, as they were second best for much of the time, seldom testing Mark Snell in the home goal.

The Reds made a number of changes to the starting line-up, with Jack Dale taking over from midfielder Steve Stone in goal, while there were returns by Chris Thomas and Luke Jones, although recent foot surgery excluded Liam Samuel.

Cwmamman got off to a flying start with a goal within the opening two minutes following a pass by Chris Thomas back to Dale, but in attempting to clear, and under pressure from Follows, he got into a terrible tangle and the ball eventually broke goalwards before trundling into the unguarded net.

Follows was then involved again, on this occasion sending a shot across the face of the goal when he was found by Hughes, before the Reds finally managed to put together an attack which culminated in Snell diverting a well struck effort by Bruno Forkuoh around the post.

They had better fortune after 15 minutes when they drew level with Ross Jones being picked out wide on the right by Stone before despatching his finish over Snell into the top corner.

However, their elation was short lived as ten minutes later their opponents regained the lead with Follows getting his brace after a David Brown pass fell into his path, and he beat Dale with a well struck effort into the far corner of the net.

When a long kick by Snell deflected off the head of Reds captain Lee Bevan, Follows was on hand to collect the loose ball, but this time he failed to find the target.

Just before the break, a deep cross by Robert Thomas on the left struck the home bar with Snell scrambling to meet it, but Cwmamman went into the second half with their narrow lead intact.

The visitors made changes during the interval, with Stone replacing Dale in goal and Bartolome Bauza coming on into midfield, and the stand-in keeper was soon in action, doing well to keep out a strike by Ashley Curtis.

When the visitors broke, Jamie Evans curled an attempt just wide of the home goal, while his free kick was smothered on the line by Snell.

Another Reds move led to Richard Lewis delivering a ball across the area which just failed to pick out Bauza, while at the other end a move involving Craig Spring and Hughes saw the latter send his finish inches past the far upright.

When Cwmamman were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box, Brown drove it goalwards where Stone managed to divert it clear but only as Hughes who promptly netted, but an offside flag cancelled this out.

This proved to be a temporary setback, as the home side struck again on 70 minutes with Hughes meeting a well flighted cross into the area and head over Stone.

With the contest slipping away from them, the Reds pushed forward and went close to reducing the deficit when a Lewis free kick into the goalmouth was cleared as far as Bauza whose shot was blocked on the line before Evans met the rebound, but his goalbound header was also scrambled away.

Brown sent another set piece just wide, but at the final whistle the home side ran out worthy winners, although both teams can take credit by finishing in respectable final positions in the table, with Cwmamman in sixth place and the Reds in seventh.

Teams:

Cwmamman United: Snell; Johns; John; Medwin; McNeil ©; Spring; Soroka; Hughes; Curtis (Matthews, 90); Follows (Saunders, 73); Brown.

Subs not used: Lloyd Evans; Rees; Jones (GK).

Llanelli Town: Dale (Stone, 46): (Bauza, 46); Napieralla; Lewis; C. Thomas; Bevan; R. Jones; R. Thomas; Evans; Forkuoh (Hughes, 64); L. Jones (Zola, 88).

Subs not used; Holmes; Martin.

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Special game marks start of Trimsaran’s centenary year

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TRIMSARAN took on Llanelli on Saturday (Sept 11) as they opened their centenary season and there were some special guests in attendance.

World Cup final referee Nigel Owens came out of retirement to take charge of the game while Jonathan Davies OBE also came back to his first club.

Davies presented the Trimsaran players with their new shirts before the game.

There were around 500 supporters in attendance for the match which saw Llanelli eventually running out 78-12 winners.

Trimsaran battled well but it was Llanelli who showed their class as they ran away with the game in the second half.

In the middle: Nigel Owens took charge of the game

After the game, Trimsaran took to Twitter to thank everyone who had made their day so special.

On Twitter they wrote: “Great game played in great spirits. Llanelli showing their class and running away with it in the second half. Massive thank you for coming down to help us celebrate our centenary season yesterday.

“Huge thank you to everyone who came to support. Around 500 supporters came down and helped us celebrate and watch a great game of rugby. It was great to see so many there and to see the clubhouse bouncing all night

“Thank you to Jonathan Davies OBE for presenting the boys with their jerseys before the game and to Nigel Owens and his 2 assistant referees for coming down.

“Thank you to all our sponsors yesterday, to all the hard working committee, volunteers and everyone involved with Trimsaran Rugby, without you the game wouldn’t have been possible.

“Thanks to Ricky King and Chris Wilds for all their hard work in getting the field looking superb Trimsaran Rugby

“And a final thanks to the Trimsaran Rugby players who put their bodies on the line and showed how much playing for this team meant to them against a Welsh Prem outfit, the boys certainly done themselves proud and could have scored another 1 or 2 themselves.”

The club had been due to celebrate their centenary season a year ago but that was delayed because of the covid-19 pandemic.

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Llangennech bowl Gowerton out to end chase and seal fifth win

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LLANGENNECH finished the season off with a win on Saturday (Aug 28) as they prevented Gowerton from reaching their target.

Llangennech won the toss and chose to bat first and they made a good total of 276-7 from their 50 overs with runs throughout the order.

James Taube and Nathan Richards made an excellent start as they shared 91 runs for the first wicket.

Gowerton finally made the breakthrough when Richards was trapped leg before by Matthew Mason on a score of 39.

Taube made his way to a score of 43 but he was then stumped by David Gascoyne off the bowling of Tom Clarke.

That left the score on 94-2 but Aaron Wood and Nathan Jones added 55 runs for the third wicket.

Wood made his way to a score of 20 but he was then caught by Callum Eakins off the bowling of Matthew Mason.

Jones and David Williams then shared 83 runs for the fourth wicket as they took Llangennech over 200 runs.

Jones hit four fours and a six in his score of 61 but he was then run out by Lee Nicholas.

Williams had smashed seven fours and three sixes in a score of 57 from 29 balls but he was then caught by Nicholas off the bowling of James Cable.

Richard Clement made a late score of 13 before he was run out by Daniel Allen and Hedd-Wyn Jones scored 14 before being bowled by Cable.

Those wickets halted Llangennech’s momentum but they were still able to finish their innings on 276-7, with 25 from Mr Extras.

Gowerton were soon in trouble in their reply as they slipped to 8-2. Michael Jones had Lee Nicholas caught by Jack Page and Bevan Daniels caught by Hedd-Wyn Jones.

That soon became 18-3 as Michael Jones bowled Luke Evans.

David Gascoyne and Matthew Mason looked to lead the recovery as they shared 37 runs for the fourth wicket.

Gascoyne made his way to a score of 27 but he was also caught by Hedd-Wyn Jones off the bowling of Michael Jones to leave Gowerton on 55-4.

Daniel Allen hit a four and a six in his quick fire score of 11 but he fell the same way as Gascoyne as Gowerton fell into further trouble on 88-5.

However, Mason and Callum Eakins shared 90 runs for the sixth wicket to keep their side in the game.

Mason hit nine fours and three sixes on his way to a score of 95 but he was unlucky to miss out on a century when he was caught and bowled by James Taube.

Tom Barrett added 10 before falling to the bowling of Jack Page before Eakins and Will Collinson added 40 runs for the eighth wicket.

Eakins hit six fours in his score of 45 but he was then trapped leg before by Page as Gowerton’s hopes of victory began to fade.

Page then had Collinson caught by Nathan Richards on a score of 20.

That left Gowerton nine down and still needing 38 runs for victory.

They were unable to get those runs though as Owain Phillips had James Cable caught by Page to bowl Gowerton out for 243.

It gave Llangennech victory by 33 runs and their fifth win of the season.

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Champions Llanelli finish season in style

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LLANELLI Cricket Club finished the season in style on Saturday (Aug 28) as they beat Bronwydd 103 runs.

They were presented with the South Wales Cricket Association trophy prior to their match and after winning the toss and electing to bat, they went on to make a score of 287-7 from their 50 overs.

They lost Craig Howells for a score of 19 early on before Iwan Rees and Steven Devonald shared 146 runs for the second wicket.

It was an excellent stand between the pair with Rees hitting eight fours on his way to a score of 75.

He was then caught by Tom Gleeson off the bowling of Rhufon Phillips as Bronwydd finally made the breakthrough.

Devonald and Rhys Harris continued to put runs on the board though as they shared 59 runs for the third wicket.

It also saw Devonald reach his century but Llanelli then lost two quick wickets.

Harris was caught by Gruffudd Owen off the bowling of Gleeson on a score of 24 and then bowled Rhydian Morgan for a duck, leaving the hosts on 247-4.

Devonald and Matthew Roberts added a further 38 runs for the fifth wicket before Devonald’s excellent innings came to an end.

He had hit fifteen fours and a six in his knock of 131 from 126 balls but he was then bowled by James Dickson.

Roberts was then run out by Owen on a score of 16 as Llanelli’s momentum stalled towards the end of their innings.

It saw them finish on a total of 287, giving Bronwydd a tough target to chase.

James Cale and Josh Rencken shared 43 runs for the first wicket but Cale was bowled by Iwan Rees on a score of 12.

Rencken and Jacob Jenkinson shared 67 runs for the second wicket as they looked to put their side in a strong position.

However, after Jenkinson was bowled by Twm Westcott on a score of 26 more wickets began to fall.

Rencken had reached a score of 47 but he was then bowled by David Richards.

Westcott then had Philip Howell caught by Rhydian Morgan before Richards bowled James Dickson to leave Bronwydd on 115-5.

Oliver Furneaux and Gruffudd Owen shared 48 runs for the sixth wicket but they were quickly running out of time.

Owen was bowled by Rees on a score of 20 to leave the visitors on 163-6 and they could only add 21 more runs to the total.

Furneaux finished unbeaten on 37 but Bronwydd ended their innings on 184-6.

It meant Llanelli could celebrate their title win in style.

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