National League West 2

Pontarddulais – 17

Amman United – 10

THERE was little to split Pontarddulais sat in third with Amman United near the bottom of the table, in a tightly fought contest that Pontarddulais just edged.

The game was switched late in the day to Bont after the Cwmamman Park surface was considered unplayable by the referee.

The new home team began the strongest on the heavy surface, grabbing the first score just two minutes into the game.

Flanker, Rhys Samuel went over for the try.

Despite the early setback, Amman got back into the game, making it an enjoyable contest.

Centre pairing Steff Pryce-Griffiths and Talfan Alcock proved a potent weapon in breaking the gain line and keeping United on the front foot.

Pryce-Griffiths helped his team onto the scoreboard, forcing Bont to give away a penalty which full back Ceri Jones slotted.

But Amman’s constant failure to safely secure their own lineout ball was to come back to haunt them, and they were hit on the counter attack from a defensive lineout as the Black and Ambers, with some neat passing, went wide.

The ball found its way to veteran captain, Adrian Killa who went over in the corner.

Amman were then reduced to 14 men as Sean Mangan was sent to the sin bin for a yellow card offence.

Despite the disadvantage, the visitors grabbed the next score.

A quick break upfield ended with Pryce-Griffiths crashing over to score and Jones adding the extras.

United would have been happy to go into the break down 12-10, however Bont grabbed another score on the stroke of half-time.

A rolling maul proved unstoppable and as the United line was drawn narrower, the play was switched out wide for Jared Walters to cross in the corner.

There would be no more points in the second half, although several good openings were worked.

Amman United came away with a valuable losing bonus point ahead of their visit to St Clears on Saturday, who lie just one place above them in the table.