Division Two West: Milford Haven 20-20 Mumbles

There was a dramatic finish at The Obs and one which left Milford Haven cursing the official in charge as The Mariners played out an exciting draw with Mumbles.

The home side led 20-15 after a late Dan Jenkins try, but then replacement prop Aaron Mayne was harshly penalised and from the penalty that followed, away full back Tom Powell went over out wide for an unconverted try that levelled matters.

Milford led 15-10 at half time as centre Jenkins opened the try scoring and No 8 Sam Dolling also charged over. No 10 Steve Martin added the first conversion, then missed the second from in front of the posts, only to nail a penalty from 40 metres moments later.

Second placed Mumbles kept in touch with five pointers from No 8 Lewis Buckley and flanker Sam Cooke, and then drew level after the break with a try from prop Dan Wright.

Then came that frantic finale where Jenkins had seemingly won it with a try three minutes from time only for Powell to strike back for the Swansea side, and then Milford were left relieved that for the fourth successive time Mumbles No 10 Harry Davies was unable to convert.

“It was very frustrating,” admitted Milford head coach Nathan ‘Gully’ Williams.

“Our boys did enough to win that but the referee gave too much against this. We didn’t get the rub of the green but never mind, we will go again next week.”

Milford Haven: James Williams, Lee Riley, Dan Jenkins, Dan Birch, Jimmy Thomas, Steve Martin, Danny McClelland, Ben Jenkins, Luke Ryan, Adam Rees, Chris Hall, Andrew Ling, Zac Davies, Kyle Hamer, Sam Dolling. Replacements: Dai Sweeney, Dylan Evans, James Trueman, Dean McSparron, Aaron Mayne.