A Step Back in Time Report 1965/66 – Amman United


(By Percy Jones) 

 9th OCTOBER 1965


(By kind permission of the Carmarthen Journal)


            Carmarthen notched up another win when they clashed against Amman United on Saturday and so keep their unbeaten record. The match opened with several fast mid-field movements, which failed to end in the favour of either side.

Shining light for Carmarthen in this home game was their wing-forward Delme Davies. Who from start to finish was a bundle of energy. In the early minutes of the first half. A penalty attempt by Davies from the right wing fell short. Carmarthen missed several opportunities of scoring and were slow to take control of the match.

Although conditions were ideal, several Carmarthen players seemed to be butter-fingered when it came to handling the ball. Carmarthen took the ball from a line-out on their own 25 but after a brilliant passing movement right wing Tudor Lewis failed to gather on the Amman 25.

The home team slowly began to adjust themselves and the first score came when Delme Davies crossed for a fine try ten minutes before half-time. After the interval, things were different – play was faster all round and Carmarthen really took command. Amman lacked enthusiasm and were easily outwitted by the tactics used by their opponents. Carmarthen dominated play and made continued attacks on the Amman defences. One early break was made by left wing Graham Thomas who took the ball from a fine passing movement and went over near the posts. Delme Davies converted. The score was further increased within minutes to 11-0 when Delme Davies crossed.

Right wing Tudor Lewis scored his second try when he went over after a great run on the wing. The kick failed. Continued pressure saw Carmarthen score again when left wing Graham Thomas crossed from the right wing to touch down for a fine try. Full back Jones failed to convert.