Division Two West: Tenby United 9-13 Tycroes

It was a frustrating defeat for Tenby United at Heywood Lane as they failed to capitalise on dominating second half possession against Tycroes.

The Seasiders led 3-0 early on through the reliable boot of Harry Rossiter but centre Elgan Griffiths responded in kind for Tycroes – and then from a lineout drive prop Trystan Morgan got what proved the game’s only try.

Then from the final play of the half Griffiths added three more points in front of the posts to open up a 13-3 lead.

The home side then enjoyed the ball for much of the second half and with flanker Andrew Cooker and skipper Luke Dedman standing out, they edged back into it as Rossiter landed two penalties.

And then came late drama as they piled on the pressure late on, and after being awarded a series of scrum penalties and battering away at the line, Dedman appeared to ground the ball only for the referee to be unsighted. The Seasiders were unable to score from the scrum five that followed and it was Tycroes that held out for victory.

“We’re just not winning as many home games as we should be,” said coach Jonathan Evans.

“It’s frustrating especially given their try. They were going no where on half way then we gave away a needless penalty and then kicked to the corner and scored.”

Tenby United: Max Brindley, Jack Gooding, Yannic Parker, Lloyd Thomas, Jack Tucker, Harry Rossiter, Ben Pugh, Ethan Morgan, Dan Allen, Rob Luly, Huw Evans, Tom Barrass, Luke Dedman, Andrew Cooke, Jack Broadhurst. Replacements: Rob Clarke, Jack Brown, Harry Bolton, Luke Hansford, Joe Owen.