Cardigan 3 Amman United 34
7:00am Wednesday 12th September 2012 in Sport
Division Three West
AMMAN United gave another impressive display of running rugby to rack up a second Division Three West victory.
The sunny weather at the start of the season is just up United’s street and after an early period of “sparring”
Ammantook the lead. They went through the phases and built up the momentum, allowing flanker Andrew Lacey to go over from short range. Outside halfRhys Thomas added the conversion.
With player-coach Tony Williams doing a sterling job bolstering his front row, the visitors were pinching some good lineout ball via man of the match Chris Rees. Through him, wing Johnny Bevan made a fine 40-yard break before a hightackle brought him down and, from the resulting penalty, quick-thinking Stuart Herbert took a quick tap-and-go to run in under the posts. Thomas again converted.
Cardigan made a hash of the restart, and from the turnover Gavin Lewis dropped a neat goal to give the Reds a comfortable 17-3 half-time advantage.
The second half proved largely one-way traffic with Cardigan getting little change from a watertight Amman defence.
The hosts rarely looked like penetrating and the visitors stretched their lead when Thomas added a third converted try. With ten minutes remaining, the bonuspoint duly arrived when the visitors again went through the phases before Bevan claimed try number four.
Thomas again converted, and then added a penalty.
Chris Rees, Stuart Herbert and Gavin Lewis stood out for United, who this weekend travel to unbeaten Tumble.