Llandybie falter with title in sight

TENACIOUS TENCH TOUCHDOWN: Flanker Mike Tench display tenacity to get his hands on Llandybie’s solitary try in their 28-7 loss to Burry Port.Pic: SDD

WEAVING THROUGH: Llandybie inside centre Tracy Lewis evades a Burry Port tackle.Pic: SDD

HIGH ON HARRIES: Burry Port try to halt the run of Llandybie’s Johnny Harries.Pic: SDD

POWERHOUSE PLAYER: Llandybie No.8 Lyndon Davies powers towards Burry Port.Pic: SDD

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Division Six West

LLandybie 7 Burry Port 28

Table-topping Llandybie’s title hopes suffered a severe blow as they went down to second-placed Burry Port.

The game started with a bang as the visiting hooker received a yellow card inside 20 seconds after taking out a Llandybie player in the air, but the hosts were unable to capitalise as the depleted Blacks put them to the sword.

Inside the first 20 minutes the hosts conceded three converted – and unanswered - tries as visiting No8 Dylan Evans bagged a brace to go with another score from Richard Parker. Ben Williams added all three conversions to give the visitors a comfortable 21-point half-time advantage.

The second half saw the young hosts dominating proceedings, but without earning their just rewards.

Despite all Llandybie’s good work it was the visitors who extended their advantage when the claimed a controversial try which the home faithful claimed came from a forward pass. The officials thought otherwise however and awarded the try to Port’s Lee Williams. Ben Williams added the extras.

Llandybie made it on the scoresheet midway through the half when replacement wing Josh Cranfield skipped through the defence and his chip-kick was collect by flanker Mike Tench to score out wide. Luke Yelland added the conversion.

Llandybie remain at the top of the table just two points clear of Burry Port who have two games in hand.

Next week Llandybie travel to fourth-placed South Gower for their final game of the season.

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