Amman sunk on seaside trip

South Wales Guardian: LOSS: Short-handed Amman United went down to Aberystwyth. LOSS: Short-handed Amman United went down to Aberystwyth.

Division Two West

Aberystwyth 43 Amman United 31

Amman United packed their buckets and spades for a trip to the seaside, but found themselves always up against it as they made their way to the coast with just a bare 17 players and no less than 14 regulars either injured or unavailable.

Steff Phillips and Rhys Phillips were United’s only two available replacements.

Aber notched an early try from a midfield break, but Amman were always competitive and hit back with the ever-dependable Matthew Wrigley crashing over after a series of pick-up and drives.

The home side then hit Amman with a real purple patch and racked up the points to take the game away from the visitors.

But Amman never let their heads bow in adversity and played some good stuff in parts with No8 Craig Radliffe - making his first appearance at the back of the scrum – looking very much at home.

The visitors were rewarded for their endeavours with a well-earned brace of tries for flanker Rhys Jones and a further try from scrum half Ryan Williams.

Perhaps the best was saved till last though when the excellent Radcliffe galloped from the halfway line on a lung-busting 50-yard sprint for Amman’s final try.

Amman have two matches remaining, both at home, starting with Felinfoel on Saturday and then the rearranged visit of Maesteg Quins on April 29 (KO 7pm).

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