Division 3 west A
Laugharne 38 Cardigan 11
Cardigan were unable to match the exploits of the previous weekend when they comfortably beat Haverfordwest although they were missing a few regulars for this trip to division high fliers Laugharne.
Player coach Colin Davies was forced to draft himself into the squad due to the unavailability of powerful number eight Llyr Griffiths and crucially he was missing skipper and centre Emyr Harries and scrum half Llyr Jones due to injury.
Davies who has not played for some time said that he could not fault the attitude of his players but it was becoming apparent that his players are struggling away from the King George field and commented:” The boys gave it all and they worked tirelessly but they don’t seems to have that winning mentality when we play away from home and lack a bit of self belief.
” Confidence is becoming an issue on our travels and we don’t seem to have enough faith in our own ability whereas at home we have played well and beaten some decent teams.”
In the corresponding fixture at the King George back rower Mike Williams crossed for six tries as his team romped home against a very weak Cardigan side and he returned to haunt them again and ran in for a hat trick on the weekend and the Cardi’s must be sick of the sight of the man!
Laugharne were 17-6 ahead at the break thanks to tries from scrum half Steve Bevan and two from Williams with Nico Setaro, playing on permit from Whitland adding the extras with John Lumb scoring the Cardigan points with a couple of penalties.
The second half followed in a similar vein with Laugharne added three more tries, all converted by Setaro, as centres Ross Michael and Tom Windsor joined Williams on the scoresheet with his third try. Cardigan to their credit kept battling away and managed to cross for a late try from dependable blind side Dan Evans.