Division One West: Whitland 27-12 Llangennech

Whitland’s surge up the table continued as they outplayed Llangennech to clock a third straight league win.

The Borderers came out firing and led when No 8 Scott Buirds, again a candidate for man of the match with a stand out display, carried powerfully over from close range and Nico Setaro converted.

Moments later it seemed like Gareth Bennett and Dan Mason’s team had struck again when winger Sean Coles gathered a Setaro chip to dive over – only to be dubiously called back for a foot in touch.

But the pressure continued and twice the visitors were forced into conceding penalties within range of Setaro, and the No 10 duly took both of them to make it 13-0.

Setaro himself then had a try ruled out despite appearing to ‘ground’ the ball against the bottom of the post, but it mattered little as before half time hooker and skipper Marc Jones exploited a gap in the Llangennech defence to score, Setaro again converting.

Llangennech grabbed a lifeline after the break when flanker Sam Meloth touched down but then it was flanker Ryan Morgan to made the game safe for The Borderers, breaking a tackle in midfield and going under the posts for Setaro to add the extras again.

Richard Thomas did score a second try for the visitors late on and No 9 Gareth Davies drop kicked over the conversion, but it was too little to late to stop Whitland’s winning run continuing.

“They were third in the table coming here so we are chuffed with that,” admitted Mason.

“Although in the end we were disappointed not to get a bonus point – especially given we had two tries ruled out.”

Whitland: James Stephenson, Dan Evans, Liam Price, Josh Thomas, Sean Coles, Nico Setaro, Adam Davies, Aaron Mayne, Marc Jones (capt), Jimmy Buirds, Raff Williams, Courtney Bowman, Ryan Morgan, Danny Evans, Scott Buirds. Replacements: Ben Kirk, Jack Mason, Gino Setaro, Jamie Thomas, Gethin Lewis.