Division Three West A:

Laugharne 15-32 Pembroke

Pembroke remain a point clear at the of the table, still with two games in hand, after not only gaining a hard-fought win over a Laugharne side that battled hard but also pouching a welcome bonus point.

The Scarlets prepared for their National Bowl semi final with Cardiff University this Saturday in the perfect manner, quelling a strong Laugharne comeback and finishing strongly, to the evident pleasure of Scarlets’ coach Geraint Lewis.

“We knew this was going to be a tough game,” he said.

"But our pack was terrific so that half backs Toby Smith and Tom Lewis could control play and bring our backs into action.”

And that is just what they did to open up a 15-3 interval with unconverted tries by powerful prop Jonny Palmer, Toby Smith and Dan Colley, from a clever switch move where he judged his angle to perfection – and all Laugharne could muster in response was a penalty from Tom Jameson, playing at No 10 because regular incumbent Owain Thomas had broken a wrist.

Laugharne scored first after the oranges with a try by winger Aaron Ebsworth, converted by Jameson and they also managed a later score from Gethin Spier – but The Scarlet surge restarted with outstanding flanker Rhodri Walters helping set up other tries from winger Elliott Evans, Colley again and full back Luke Hartland, who also added their only conversion.