Division Three West A:
Pembroke 38
Pembroke Dock Harlequins 0

PEMBROKE ran in six tries without reply against neighbours Pembroke Dock Harlequins, who were unable to break down the Scarlets’ well-organised defence but deserve credit for their willingness to keep tackling bigger opposition, especially up front.

Pembroke went on the offensive from the outset as skipper Scott Powell was joined by Will Edwards, Johnny Palmer, Seamus Wiseman and Lloyd Davies as human battering rams that confined the Quins to their own 22 for much of the early going.

The Scarlets eventually broke the deadlock after 18 minutes when Dom Colman and Jordan Evans helped No 8 Sam Smith to power his way over the line before Shaun Dalling added the extra points.

Smith then helped set up a corner try for prop Lloyd Davies after 34 minutes – and within three minutes Pembroke added a third try when quick hands from Tom Lewis, Toby Smith, and Dan Colley put pacy winger Simon Stanford over and Toby Smith converted to give his team a 19-0 lead at half time.

Steff Halwood and his Quins’ players never once looked like quitting but again it was Pembroke who held the upper hand in the second half and influential No 9 Tom Lewis sliced over at the posts, only for Toby Smith to put his dropped-goal conversion attempt off target.

But Smith made amends with a well-taken try of his own which he also goaled, as did from wide out after replacement winger Ryan Wilkins picked up a loose ball and claimed The Scarlets’ sixth score.

There was a minute’s silence prior to the match for Pembroke stalwart Malcolm Webb and Pembroke were presented with the Eric Brown Trophy, competed for annually between these old rivals, having also won 41-14 when the teams met at Bierspool.

Pembroke: Luke Hartland, Barry Alderman-John, Shaun Dalling, Dan Colley, Simon Stanford, Toby Smith, Tom Lewis,  Lloyd Davies, Seamus Wiseman, Johnny Palmer, Scott Powell (Capt), Will Edwards, Dom Colman, Jordan Evans, Sam Smith. Replacements: Max Hayward, Cyle Wetherall, Rhodri Walters, Elliot Evans, Ryan Wilkins.

Pembroke Dock Harlequins: Charlie Davies, Liam Hargreaves-Gibson, Aaron Cookson, Thomas Doyle (Capt), Matthew Lewis, Lewis Davies, Jake Griffiths, Dean Wilcox, Neil Brace, Rob Hearne, Alex Pearce, Sam Jones, Harry Owen, Steffan Halward, Huw Baker. Replacements: Aaron Boss, Tommy Clarkson, Luca Trimarco, Rhys Bradney, Tom Barrass.