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Gowerton
Dunvant
Sat 4 May 14:30 - WRU National Leagues - Division 1 West Full time

GUTS, DETERMINATION AND VICTORY (4th May)

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Dunvant had to fight for the full 80 minutes to overcome a determined Starch and snatch a 20-22 win to secure 2nd place in Division 1 West.

Even though Dunvant finished 2nd just above the Starch in 3rd last season they outgunned us on both occasions winning 5-16 at Broadacre and 42-37 in an absolute thriller at Gowerton . This season they got a 3rd consecutive victory against us winning 15-22 at Broadacre last September but the return game on December 29th was postponed as Gowerton couldn’t raise a side for which they were docked 2 points. At that time Gowerton were riding high in 2nd place.
Since then Gowerton have been on a downward slide and today they were locked in 9th place against fierce rivals Dunvant in 5th place needing 1 win and 4 points in 2 games to take 2nd place.
Playing on the 2nd team pitch due to a cricket match, Gowerton kicked off but Dunvant got the first score with a penalty goal from 10 Adam Williams-Parry.. Gowerton responded on 20 minutes with a try from outside half Bleddyn James, converted by full back Luke Jones to lead 7-3. Dunvant piled on the pressure and a terrific break by outside half Adam Williams–Parry saw him score both a try and conversion to put Dunvant back in the lead 7-10. With half time approaching Gowerton got their 2nd converted try to lead14-10 and on the cusp of the half time whistle an Adam Williams-Parry penalty kick brought Dunvant back within a point for a half time score of Gowerton 14 Dunvant 13.
Shortly after the restart Adam missed a penalty to put us in the lead, Gowerton got a yellow card and started slowing the game down with injuries all over the shop, but still increased the lead to 17-13 with another penalty kick .for 17-13. Dunvant got a yellow card but kept piling on the pressure and two more penalties from Adam firstly brought us to 17-16 and then the second back in the lead for 17-19.Still Gowerton were slowing things down and we had nearly 10 minutes of added time. Another penalty goal for Luke Jones gave the lead back to Gowerton 20-19 but with seconds to go Adam Williams-Parry took his haul for the day to 22 points with another penalty for a final score of 20-22 and a great win.
The win and 4 points took us into guaranteed 2nd place for the second consecutive season and still with a final home game next weekend against relegated Kidwelly.
Elsewhere our 2nd XV playing in the Ospreys regional play offs at Llandarcy came back from 15-13 down at half time to beat Tondu 15-25, well done boys.

Scores:
Gowerton: 20

Tries 2 Conversions 2 Penalties 2
Dunvant:22
Try: 10 Adam Williams-Parry
Conversion: 10 Adam Williams-Parry
Penalties: 10 Adam Williams-Parry x 5
Half-Time: Gowerton 14 Dunvant 13
Match Official: Colin Kirkhouse

Dunvant team:
Backs: 15 Sam Hawkes, 14 Matt Richards, 13 Sam Crowley, 12 Mitchell Ford, 11 Joe Packer, 10 Adam Williams-Parry, 9 Ben Ley
Forwards: 1 Ryan Shoemark, 2 Robbie Morris, 3 Sam martin, 4 Morgan Bevan, 5 Nathan Vaughan, 6 Jamie Nicholas, 7 Adam Gregory (C) 8 Sion Jones
Replacements: 16 Scott Hill, 17 Jack Phillips, 18 Jordan Jackson,19 Glen Williams

Results Wed 1st May
District Cup- Plate semi finals
Dunvant Youth 14 Penclawdd Youth 44
Gowerton Youth 19 Mumbles Youth 54

Fixtures for Saturday 4th May
Swalec League Division 1 West
Gowerton 20 Dunvant 22

Ospreys West 2nd XV League-Play offs at Llandarcy
Tondu 15 Dunvant 25
Bonymaen v Kenfig Hill

Swansea District Premier League Division A (2ndXV)
No games

Ospreys Youth League C
Cwm v Tonna
South Gower 19 Aberavon Green Stars 5
Waunarlwydd v Gorseinon

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Standings

# Team Pl Pts
1. Felinfoel 22 83
2. Dunvant 22 71
3. Llangennech 22 66
4. Gorseinon 22 65
5. Whitland 22 63
6. Aberystwyth 22 62
7. Yr Hendy 22 60

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