United return to winning ways
8:00am Friday 12th October 2012 in Sport
AMMAN United bounced back to winning form with victory in an entertaining clash at a sun-soaked CwmammanPark.
Amman, who had been off the pace in their defeat at Tenby, began in the same sluggish style.
Gorseinon dominated at first, and only a forward pass prevented a certain try, before outside half Andrew Colwill’s penalty gave them a deserved lead.
Colwill dragged a second wide before United broke through, Gavin Lewis’ weaving run and kick ahead giving wing Johnny Bevan the chance to chase, dribble and gather to grab a fine try - totally against the run of play.
United then grabbed a second as flanker Dai Matthews’ run was just held up short, but the ball found its way to Dean Williams, who finished off well.
Colwill’s boot added a penalty before a debatable high tackle by Christian Madgeyielded a third penalty which Colwill sent over to make it 10-9, and the visitors soon took the lead when a midfield break caught Amman out and centre Andrew Steel exploited the gap to go over.
In first half injury-time, the lead changed hands yet again as Amman, beginning to dominate by now, grabbed another try when Matthew Wrigley burst through to touch down. Rhys Thomas added the conversion.
The Reds continued in good heart after the break and relentless pressure saw AndrewLacey’s burst almost put in lock Chris Rees, who was just held up on the tryline.
Lacey then got himself yellow- carded for a late tackle, but the 14 men still pressurised, and were gifted a try on the hour when the winger made a right “horlicks” of clearing a bobbling ball.
Bevan pounced on the loose ball for an opportunists’ score, which notched the bonus point.
Watching West Wales District representative Brian Fowler was now witnessing some flowing rugby from the home side, who carved open the Gorseinon defence once again; from a scrum, the pass found its way to in-form centre Stuart Herbert who went over. Adrian Thomas added the extras.
United, who had brought on Ryan Williams for scrum half Joel Foster, kept going forward, typified by Karl Worsfold’s excellent surging run.Hewas thwarted, but the pressure proved too much as from the recycled ball, Herbert gathered to crash over for another. Thomas again converted.
The visitors’ rearguard was breached yet again when Gavin Lewis and Dean Williams combined well before sending in Bevan to poach his hat-trick try.
To their credit, Gorseinon kept going to the death, and with the final move of the game managed to grab a lastgasp try, finished by wing Dai Rees.
Amman, who now lead the Division Three West table by two points, next travel to winless Lampeter.