Preseli Men too strong for Teifisiders in derby
11:00am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in Sport
CRYMYCH moved into the second round of the Swalec Plate competition as they proved too strong all-round for a gritty Cardigan side in this local derby played in front of a big crowd at Parc Lloyd Thomas.
With Crymych plying their trade a division above their opponents, who have had a difficult start in division three west this season, they were always going to start as favourites.
However, neither side showed any signs of taking the cup lightly as they both picked full strength lineups.
The Preseli Men were already 24-3 up at half time and although skipper Dylan Davies played well at No 8 for Cardigan alongside second row Matthew James and centre Aled Jones, all they could manage was a first half penalty from Iestyn Crompton.
But by then The Teifisiders were already 24 points behind as outside half Dyfan Dafydd opened the Preseli Men's account with a penalty.
He then kicked three out of three conversions as flanker TomPowell, outside half Gareth Davies and No 8 Aled Harries got their names on the Crymych scoresheet.
It was a similar story after the interval as Crymych always held that edge over their neighbours.
As well as a penalty try they had further scores from Aled Harries again and Dyfan Dafydd, who also kicked another two conversions in a solid allround display by the Preseli Men.
Cardigan return to division three action this Saturday in another derby against Tenby United.