Division Four West Laugharne 12 Amman United 57
7:00am Wednesday 2nd May 2012 in Sport
AMMAN United convincingly earned the all-important win required to claim the second promotion spot behind champions Llanelli Wanderers.
Amman’s win proved all the more crucial as Milford Haven blasted Furnace by 50 points and a United slip would have seen the seasiders snatch the place in next year’s Division Three from their grasp.
The victory was Amman’s 20th from 22 league matches, but they feel agonisingly short to lose out to the Wanderers by just a solitary point.
Despite the disappointment of missing out on the title, this was sweet compensation for United, who came within a whisker of being promoted 12 months ago.
Coaches Gareth Davies and Tony Williams were delighted with the overall performance once again and the visitors had done the job by half-time, blowing the opposition away to lead 40-0 at the break.
With Matthew Wrigley, Ross Smith and Karl Worsfold putting in powerhouse performances in a dominant Amman pack, the visitors totally dominated.
Behind the scrum, the everlively Gavin Lewis and Dean Williams proved a constant thorn in the side of the Laugharne defence.
Williams scored two of Amman’s nine-try haul to take him one ahead in United’s try-scoring list while Lewis also got over the whitewash for a deserved score.
Hooker Cellan Phillips, along with the excellent Tom Davies, added further tries while centre Christian Madge, winger Joel Foster and scrumhalf Adrian Thomas also grabbed a piece of the action with a touchdown each.
Rhys Thomas added the extras, converting four of his side’s nine scores.
But the best try of the lot again came from an unlikely source as Williams gathered and fed second rowChris Rees who put his head down and raced in from 50 yards for the second successive match with a corking score.
With promotion already in the bag, Amman must now face 80 more minutes of rugby when they look to defend their West Wales Brains SA against Wanderers.
The final is due to be held at Dunvant RFC tomorrow, (Thursdsay) kick-off at 7pm.