National League Division 3B West

Amman United – 18

Llandybie – 6

AMMAN United made it two wins out of two for the season as they saw off the challenge of a Llandybie side still looking for their first victory.

Tries from Amman captain Sean Mangan and Steff Rees handed the hosts a hard-fought 18-6 victory.

Prior to kick off, the two sides held a poignant minute’s silence in memory of Amman Ladies’ stalwart, Joyce Williams.

When the game got underway, it was the home side who were on top, scoring the match’s opening try in the first minute.

Mangan burst through the Llandybie line to touch down after just 30 seconds, with Rees adding the extras.

Just six minutes later and the hosts had a second try, Rees this time evading tacklers to score, and Llandybie quickly found themselves 12-0 down.

Llandybie rallied with the power of their scrum causing Amman problems, gaining two penalties with Lee Davies converting one.

With the game more even, momentum swung the visitors’ way, when Amman prop Rhys Phillips saw yellow after 25 minutes.

However, Llandybie were unable to make the most of their numerical advantage, and the score remained 12-3 as the two sides went in for half time.

Amman turned up the pressure early in the second half and Rees increased their lead with one penalty but missed another.

Llandybie responded, turning up the pressure with a driving scrum, forcing Amman to concede a penalty which Davies duly knocked over.

They continued to push, Rhys Evans made some good ground in attack and Keri Davies cleaned up some poor ball to keep the visitors going forward.

But a further Rees penalty gave the Reds some breathing space, and despite giving it a good go, Llandybie were unable to recover a losing bonus point.

Victory for Amman keeps them joint top of the table on nine points with Betws, Bynea and Nantgaredig.

They host Cwmtwrch on Saturday in the SWALEC Bowl, while Llandybie, who remain pointless to start the league year, travel to Penlan.