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Gorseinon
Sat 13 Apr 14:30 - WRU National Leagues - Division 1 West Full time

FELINFOEL CHAMPIONS AS DUNVANT LOSE TO GORSEINON(13th Apr)

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In a gale force wind and tightly contested game Gorseinon ground at a 27-23 win over Dunvant at Broadacre which makes Felinfoel Champions of 1 West.

When Dunvant last met Gorseinon at Broadacre it was Boxing Day 2017 and Gorseinon took away the spoils winning 21-12. Dunvant got a 20-13 win at the Welfare ground in March but saw Gorseinon fight back from 20-0 down in 20 minutes to get a losing bonus point 20-13. Gorseinon’s big 37-0 win at Hendy on Wednesday night saw them arriving at Broadacre as the top form side with 5 consecutive earning 24 points to sit in 6th place, Dunvant ahead in the table only by virtue of 58 tries to 57.
Gorseinon kicked off playing into a gale force wind blowing from the St Hilary end right down the pitch towards the Dunvant end.With the wind in support Dunvant were straight into Gorseinon’s 22 and within 2 minutes centre Mitchell Ford scored an easy run in, converted by Adam Williams-Parry for a 7-0 lead. From the restart Gorseinon got straight back up to level the score at 7-7 with a try by flanker Ben Cross converted by Liam Popham. Then Dunvant edged ahead with a penalty, followed almost immediately with a try by lock forward Ollie Beck, converted by Adam Williams –Parry who also scored another penalty with 8 minutes of the first half remaining for a half time score of Dunvant 20 Gorseinon 7. In the commentary box we felt given the strong wind that wouldn’t be a big enough lead and so it turned out. In a mirror of Dunvant’s first half start Gorseinon repeated the feat with a great try by full back Niall Popham, converted by brother Liam for 20-14.
On the hour Gorseinon’s big strong pack scored a push over try under the posts, easily converted for Gorseinon to edge into a 20-21 lead. This was becoming a right tussle with Dunvant defending hard and with the game into the final quarter Adam Williams-Parry converted a penalty to put Dunvant back in the lead 23-21. However with full time approaching Dunvant were conceding penalties as they tried to halt the incessant attacks and two more penalties for Liam Popham secured the victory 23-27 for Gorseinon with Dunvant having to settle for a welldeserved losing bonus point. With Dunvant losing the result ensured that Felinfoel were crowned Division 1 West Champions for the 2nd successive season.

Scores:
Dunvant: 23

Tries: 12 Mitchell Ford (T1), 5 Ollie Beck (T2)
Conversions: 14 Adam Williams-Parry (C1, C2)
Penalty: 14 Adam Williams-Parry (P1, P2, P3)
Gorseinon: 27
Tries: 7 Ben Cross (T1), 15 Niall Popham (T2), Try? (T3)
Conversions: 10 Liam Popham (C1, C2, C3)
Penalties: 10 Liam Popham (P1, P2)
Half-Time: Dunvant 20 Gorseinon 7
Match Official: Dewi Phillips

Dunvant team:
Backs: 15 Sam Hawkes, 14 Adam Williams-Parry, 13 Tom Davies, 12 Mitchell Ford, 11 Matt Richards, 10 Richard Lewis, 9 Ben Ley
Forwards: 1 Robbie Morris, 2 Ceri Davies, 3 Ryan Shoemark, 4 Nathan Vaughan, 5 Ollie Beck, 6 Ben Davies, 7 Jamie Nicholas, 8 Adam Gregory (Capt)
Game Changers: 16 Sam Martin, 17 Craig Hawkins, 18 Jack Phillips, 19Jack Thomas, 20 Glen Williams

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Main Match Sponsors:
PETER NICHOLAS & SONS ROOFING LTD

DUNVANT WORKINGMENS CLUB-
Gazza Watkins & Friends

Results for Saturday 13th April
Division 1 West

Crymych 34 Gowerton 15
Dunvant 23 Gorseinon 27
Kidwelly 7 Aberystwyth 41
Tenby United 20 Llangennech 24
Whitland 15 Llanelli Wanderers 0

Ospreys West Regional League (2ndXV)
Gorseinon 19 Dunvant 13
Kenfig Hill v Tondu
Maesteg Celtic v Waunarlwydd
Maesteg Quins 7 Bonymaen 42

Swansea District Premier League Division A (2nd XV)
Gorseinon 19 Dunvant 13

Ospreys Regional Youth League C
Aberavon Green Stars 34 Dunvant 14
Gorseinon 10 South Gower 39
Maesteg v Trebanos
Nantymoel 22 Cwm 18
Waunarlwydd v Tonna

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – March: Minehead Barbarians RFC

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Gorseinon(H)13thApr19
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League round up

Other Division 1 West results

Kidwelly
7
41
Aberystwyth
Tenby United
20
24
Llangennech
Whitland
15
0
Llanelli Wanderers
Crymych
34
15
Gowerton

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Yr Hendy 21 60
7. Crymych 22 59
8. Dunvant 19 57
9. Gowerton 21 50
10. Llanelli Wanderers 22 38
11. Kidwelly 20 18
12. Tenby United 21 7

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