Division Two West: Tenby United 17–21 Llanelli Wanderers

Good fortune really is running low at Tenby United as The Seasiders suffered a 13th straight league defeat to Llanelli Wanderers, and were left to reflect on a game that got away.

The Wanderers controlled the early stages despite having Rich De Filippo yellow carded, and built up a 9-0 lead through the accurate boot of outside half Rhydian Jenkins, who landed two penalties either side of a snap drop goal.

But the Seasiders bounced back before half time as Moritz Neumann, who carried hard all game in midfield, crashed over in the corner and No 10 Lloyd Thomas superbly converted.

In the second half the visitors turned the screw up front and a rolling maul led to an unconverted try for flanker Elgan Morgan – but with skipper Luke Dedman and No 8 Roy Osborn both increasingly prominent, back came Tenby again through another Thomas penalty and then a try for centre Yannic Parker.

Thomas again added two points to make it 17-15 in favour of the home side.

But the visitors then piled on the pressure late on, and to their credit turned down kickable shots at goal that would have secured a draw to go for the win.

And they duly got in in the dying minutes, when another lineout drive led to a try for hooker Dyfan Watkins and Jenkins converted.

“I think if we’d had wins under our belts this season we would have closed the game out,” admitted assistant coach Jonathan Evans.

“So it was one that got away. But fair play they went for the corner late on and clearly came for the win, and they executed their rolling mauls well.”

Tenby United: Jack Tucker, Connor Ennis, Yannic Parker, Moritz Neumann, Ashley Murdoch, Ashley Murdoch, Will Crockford, Ethan Morgan, Dan Allen, Rob Luly, Luke Dedman (capt), Tom Barrass, Jack Broadhurst, Harry Phillips, Roy Osborn. Replacements: Huw Evans, Dom Booth, Luke Dedman, Robbie Tuttle, Mark Hamilton.