Division Two West: Pontarddulais 0-36 Pembroke

Pembroke moved top of the table ahead of Penclawdd with a seventh straight league win  - and they also grabbed a bonus point as Pontarddulais were blown away before the break.

All The Scarlets’ 36 points came in a first half they dominated, despite the absence of several key players.

Toby Smith served notice of Pembroke’s intent with an early penalty and then skipper Scott Powell grabbed their opening try from a driving line out.

Then centre Jack Parkinson burst over the whitewash from 35 metres for Toby Smith to add the extras before brother Sam ended another impressive forward surge for Toby to again convert.

Young winger Tom Harding-Jones sped 45 metres down the right flank to secure a bonus point, with Toby Smith converting from wide out and Toby himself fed off a terrific pass by half back partner Tom Lewis to add No 5 and a fourth conversion.

The Scarlets might have added further points after the break but even when both touch judges signalled a penalty attempt was good it was over-ruled by the match official – but in the final analysis it mattered little.

“It was such a great win and a tribute to the strength of our squad. Although we might have taken our foot off the pedal after half time and had a number of close decisions go against us, we know that this is a vital victory.”

The result sets up a massive game between Pembroke and third placed Pontyberem on March 2nd at Crickmarren. The Scarlets are four points ahead of them in the table but have played a game more - and both go in on the back of a seven match winning run.

Pembroke: Luke Hartland, Billy Wood, Dan Colley (James Davies), Jack Parkinson, Tom Harding Jones, Toby Smith, Tom Lewis, Lloyd Davies (Dom Colman), Seamus Wiseman, Johnny Palmer, Will Edwards, Scott Powell (Capt) (Jordan t)Gwilliam), Richard Walters, Jack Smythe (Alex Thomas), Sam Smith.