Wins set up Gowerton and Penybanc for big showdown
GOWERTON and Penybanc share the lead in division four west after both sides made it five wins from five games — and something will have to give next Saturday as the two teams face each other in Gowerton.
Gowerton won a tough game at Nantgaredig 17-11, scoring three tries via centre Gareth John, prop Craig Thomas and wing Josh Hamer, who converted one.
Penybanc hammered visiting Milford Haven 50-0.
They ran in eight tries via hat-tricks from scrum-half Ioan Jones, who also impressed with his cover tackling, and wing Wayne Price, plus single scores by centres Christian Madge and Matthew Brayley.
Mathew Lloyd landed three conversions, as did substitute Owen Higgins.
Hendy in third also have a 100 per cent record after they beat winless Aberaeron 48-18.
The home side had wrapped up a bonus point by half-time and went on to score eight tries in all.
Centre Rhys Phillips and No. 8 William Russell got two each, and fly-half Ceiran James, lock Geraint Wywroll, scrum-half Gruff Jones and wing Yousif Suliman also crossed. Full-back Steffan Howells kicked three conversions and Phillips one.
Trimsaran lost 26-17 at home to Lampeter, Laugharne won 25-21 at home to Fishguard, while Swansea Uplands heaped more misery on bottom club Furnace by beating them 45-12 in Llanelli.
To compound matters for Furnace, their full-back Jamie Herbert, back playing for his old club on permit from Llangennech, broke his arm making a tackle in the first five minutes.
For Uplands, centre Alex Withers (2), scrum-half Sam Jones, No. 8 James Brannigan, full-back James Edmunds and wing Harry Lees scored tries. Jones converted all six and also kicked a penalty.
For Furnace, centre Nick Stevenson and scrum-half Luke Jenkins crossed and Eifion Haries landed a conversion.