Division 3 West A

Cardigan 60 Llangwm 0

Cardigan completed a comfortable win as expected over the Wasps and the score would have been much greater if the conditions underfoot had not been so heavy.

This was not the ideal preparation for the big top of the table clash this weekend at St Clears but Cardigan coach Colin Horscroft will have nevertheless been pleased with some of the handling of his back line and the impressive running from deep of young full back Alun Jenkins now back in the side following a head injury.

Jenkins is a silky runner and his hat trick of tries was a timely reminder of what he can do when presented with an opportunity to run at the opposition.

This game was all but over by the break with the Cardi’s already 22-0 ahead with tries from outside centre Sion Hughes, full back Alun Jenkins, outside half Llyr Jones and left wing Ben Rogers and a conversion by centre Emyr Harries.

Cardigan kept up the pressure after the break and Jenkins completed his hat trick and there were further tries from Sion Hughes and replacement winger Carwyn Thomas, making a welcome return after a long break and he scored two tries in quick succession. Replacement flanker Kieran Hurley rounded off proceedings late on and against the run of play as Llangwm had been pushing hard for a try in the final ten minutes and went close on two occasions but some sterling defensive work kept them out.

An easy ride for Cardigan with some stand out performers in flanker Bedwyr Davies, second row Dan Evans, Hughes and Jenkins but credit to the visitors for never giving up the fight and playing out until the final minute in pursuit of a try with scrum half Lewis Jones, flankers Ben Llewellyn and Ashley James, prop Gavin Jones and second row Dai Reynolds putting in a huge amount of effort.

There was a minute silence before this game in memory of former player Viv James who died very suddenly in midweek aged 66. Viv Bryncws’ as he was more popularly known was a powerful, hard as nails grafter of a second row who wore the number four shirt with pride for many years and who was an ever present in the Town team throughout the seventies.

A quiet and unassuming gentle giant with a very sharp wit, Viv will be fondly remembered by all those who knew him.

St Clears were the winners of the top of the table clash at Milford Haven by three tries to two and the leaders were good value for their narrow 21-15 victory.

The Saints are now six points ahead of second placed Cardigan who have two games in hand and the two go head to head this Saturday for what could well be a winner takes all even at this stage of the season.











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