National League 3C West Central

Pantyffynnon – 25

South Gower – 17

PANTYFFYNNON put on an impressive display of running rugby as they claimed victory against a previously unbeaten South Gower side on Saturday.

The hosts ran in three tries to see off their opponents 25-17, becoming the first side to hold South Gower to under 40 points in the process.

Panty started well, securing the first score of the game early on.

A piece of great interplay between the forwards and backs saw quick ball recycled and spread to Luke Prosser, who powered his way through the defence and over the line.

Immediately from the restart Panty added another try during their purple patch.

This time it was centre Harri Criddle going over in the corner following some fantastic passing in midfield.

A tricky conversion was missed, but the hosts were in firm control of the match for the majority of the first half.

However, with the break approaching, a spell of sloppy play allowed the visitors to get back into the game, as South Gower ran in two quick tried to tie the game 12-12 at half time.

South Gower carried that momentum into the second half, and Panty had to weather a storm for the opening period of the half, which they did fantastically.

The pack regained control of the match and, from a strong scrum, created space for Panty to run in their third try, with Nick James adding the extras.

South Gower did hit back with a score to set up a grandstand finish, but the Panty defence stood firm, and two long range penalties from James put the game beyond doubt, securing a 25-17 win.

The victory moves Panty to within two points of the top of the table as they travel to winless Fall Bay on Saturday.