Emlyn fight for their lives
9:07am Monday 21st April 2014 in Sport
In the words of the incomparable Alex Ferguson it is “squeaky-bum time” at Newcastle Emlyn Rugby Club as the Teifisiders fight for their Division Two West lives.
A 37-30 midweek away defeat against Amman United and a 15-13 reversal at Felinfoel on Saturday has set up an exciting end to the campaign with the Red and Whites or Felinfoel likely to occupy the third relegation spot.
As it stands Emlyn have three games left compared with the Llanelli-based club who have two games in hand and are four points adrift of their rivals.
Emlyn visit third in the table Maesteg Quins this Saturday and in midweek face a crunch relegation battle when Felinfoel visit Ddol Wyber for a game that could decide their fate before bringing the curtain down on the season at home against doomed Aberavon Quins.
Felinfoel host fourth-placed Trebanos tonight, visit Amman United on Saturday and after the game in the Teifi Valley have home games against Maesteg Quins and bottom but one Aberystwyth.
A last gasp try by Jack Mason put Whitland within a point of Crymych in Division One West at Llwyn Ty Gwyn but fullback James Stephenson who earlier landed two conversions and two penalties failed with the conversion and Crymych won 26-25.
Winger Gavin Thomas notched a hat-trick of tries for the Preselimen, one of which was converted by Sam Phillips who landed three penalties.
When Cardigan and Llanelli Wanderers met in Division Three West at the end of December the Cardis emerged 13-12 winners at King George V Playing Field but it was a different story in Llanelli as Wanderers sprang a 33-9 win.
Wanderers got tries through Dafydd Daniel David Jenkins and Jonathan George while Ashley Powell converted the three scores and landed four penalties.
Outside half Llyr Tobias landed three penalties for the visitors.