Brynamman 36-62 Ammanford

After suffering a defeat away at Kenfig Hill on Wednesday, Ammanford travelled to neighbours Brynamman for their penultimate game of the season.

Both sides gave several youngsters a chance to show off their talents and a high scoring game was the result.

Ammanford started the game well, and within a couple of minutes an astute loop by outside half Ryan Williams allowed him the space to scamper down the wing and feed back inside to support flanker Carwyn Morris to score, Williams converted.

Brynamman came back well, led by half backs Harri Morgan and Joe Davies, and were helped by Ammanford errors from restarts.

Firstly, a restart error led to a penalty which Davies put over. Davies then produced a very nice outside break to go over under the posts.

Brynamman were on a roll and from a lineout on halfway some poor midfield defence by Ammanford allowed a nice pass back inside to supporting scrum half Morgan to go 40 metres and score.

Before they knew it, the visitors were 17-7 down, but Ammanford skipper, Alex Davies, read the riot act and it did the trick.

Directly from the restart, Ammanford gained possession. Williams made a lovely break and from the ensuing 5 metre ruck the ball was fed out to centre Harrison Garland-Griffiths to go over, 17-12.

The game wandered and lost its fluency for about 15 minutes before and individual dancing effort by Williams saw him weave through the home defence and score under the posts.

Brynamman stayed positive and came back well, but as the half ended, a Brynamman attack was stopped dramatically when Garland-Griffiths stepped in with a timely interception and went 75 metres to score.

Ammanford finished the half 17-26 up.

The visitors’ error at the start of the second half gave the home team a penalty which Rhys Williams put over.

Ammanford’s solid scrum gave them a good platform and from 5 metres out scrum half Davies snipped blind and fed wing Liam Smith, who beat his man on the outside and went over in the corner.

A handling error on the halfway line saw Brynamman drop the ball it was snaffled up by Garland-Griffiths, who had another long run for the line a Williams conversion extended the lead to 17-36.

Ammanford full of confidence attacked off a line out and a strong carry by Morris into the heat of the home defence the ball was switched back blind, which gave fullback Ceri Rees a chance to go on a jinking run and score, Williams added the extras.

Ammanford’s achilles, receiving a kick off, was again seen and from regaining the ball Brynamman won a 5 metre lineout, from which the drove over to reduce the gap 22-43.

A miss thrown lineout by Brynamman was gathered by Morris who again drove hard a nice offload put centre Kai Richards through to score.

From the restart another Ammanford error gave Brynamman the ball which they used well and after four phases drove over, to make it 29-50.

The scoring had not finished, flanker Jed Anthony took advantage of some scrappy play picking up a bobbling ball and going over, and Steff Duggan converted.

Ammanford tried to run from their own line, however a handling error was pounced on by the Brynamman side who were showing that they were not prepared to give up, scoring under the posts.

A final effort by Ammanford ended in the final try of the game scored by on loan Mathew Lemon, to make it 36-62.