Llangadog 5 Cwmgors 36
8:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in Sport
Division Five South West
CWMGORS returned to action on Saturday with a rearranged Division 5 South West fixture at bottom of the table Llangadog - the first time the sides had met in a competitive match.
In very sticky and soggy conditions, the early kickoff caught out the struggling home side, who fell behind early on when, from a good line-out drive, the ball was swept to Cherries centre Mike Hodges who went in under the posts for an opening try. Steff Rees converted.
The visitors then got their rolling maul and drive rocking and rolling, and a superbly-worked forward move, begun inside their own 25, was finished off by prop James Varney for a 14-5 advantage.
Things got even tastier for the Cherries soon after as Hodges intercepted from deep inside his own half to race in unchallenged from all of 75 metres to score.
Cwm had the valuable bonus point wrapped up before half-time when an excellent cross-field kick from outside-half Rees from his own 25 caused havoc in the Llangadog defence.
Full back Lloyd Watson caught and went over in the corner for a 24-5 interval lead The advantage was nothing less than the visitors deserved with flanker Ethan Price catching the eye again with a man of the match performance for Cwm.
Defences largely ruled on both sides after the turnaround, but the home back line was breached once again via another interception as wing Darrell John nicked the ball from inside his own half to run in for try number five, converted by Rees.
John, now full of confidence, burst through with a strong run late to claim a second try, again in the corner, to wrap up a convincing win for Cwmgors.
The victory saw the Cherries leapfrog Penybanc into second spot and sees them seven points behind unbeaten leaders Cwmtwrch.
Llangadog meanwhile remain rooted to the foot of the table with just the one victory.
Cwmgors are due to host fourth-placed Baglan on Saturday (KO 2.30pm).