Tumble 12 Amman United 32
9:57am Thursday 20th September 2012 in Sport
Division Three West
AMMAN United earned a third consecutive 30-point victory to maintain the early lead at the top of Division Three West.
However, the leaders were given a rude awakening, finding themselves 12-0 behind inside ten minutes as unbeaten Tumble made a rip-roaring start.
The Magpies opened their account within two minutes when wing Nicky Allinson gathered up a neat chip ahead from James Owens and scored in the corner. Steven Hewitt added the conversion.
Tumble looked sharp with the driving maul and after ten minutes a drive from No8 Derek Lewis created space and when the ball went wide, Hewitt’s flick pass gave Allinson the chance to outpace the defence to score wide out.
Amman eventually woke from their slumbers and the excellent Stuart Herbert took a quick tap-penalty 15 yards out before releasing forward Sean Mangan, who crashed over for a try which Rhys Thomas converted.
Ammanwon good turnover ball from a Tumble lineout after 25 minutes and prop Tom Davies went on a devastating 35-yard run. His pinpoint pass found scrum half Joel Foster who ran in under the posts.
From the restart, United went through the phases, sucking in the defence before spreading the ball wide for wing Gavin Madge to score his first try since returning from his travels.
Thomas again converted, but Amman indiscipline before half-time saw them reduced to thirteen men following a double yellow-carding as brothers Gavin and Christian Madge were sinbinned for illegal tackles within minutes of each other.
Amman soaked up the home pressure before getting their full complement back and they took the points when offered as Thomas kept the scoreboard ticking over with a brace of penalties to make it 25-12.
United have not failed to earn a bonus point yet and it duly arrived with ten minutes to go when newsigning Ricky Jones, arrived from Carmarthen Athletic, picked up from 30 yards and bulldozed through to score.
Amman face a top-of-thetable clash at home when they welcome unbeaten second- placed Newcastle Emlyn to Cwmamman Park on Saturday ( 2.30pm).