Division Three West A: Milford Haven 25-19 Laugharne

It was the first of two massive tests for Milford, and they came through it by the skin of their teeth.

A hat trick of tries from Ryan Mansell had helped the Mariners overturn an 8-5 half time deficit to lead Laugharne 25-14 with two minutes to go, but then a try from away skipper Carl Smith set up a nervy final few moments.

And Smith's side attacked again from the final play, with Mikey Williams jugded to have put a foot in touch before slipping what would have been the scoring pass to centre Steff Davies.

It meant a crucial bonus point win for Milford ahead of a potential title decider in Aberaeron next week - although the day didn't start well for them as Laugharne centre Tom Jameson rounded off some slick back play to score in the corner.

Milford levelled matters with a five pointer of their own as flanker Mansell touched down from a driving lineout, but Davies landed a penalty to ensure his side led at the break.

But the home side started the second half with a real tempo and it was Mansell who touched down again, taking an inside pass from No 8 Mark Wonnacott after he'd broken down the blind side.

A quickly taken penalty from Dan McClelland then set up an attack from which winger Craig Thomas went over in the corner.

The try again went unconverted though, and although McClelland did add a penalty Davies added two more himself to reduce the deficit to 18-14.

But with 10 minutes left the home side appeared safe after a big shunt from a scrum again culminated with Mansell going over and McCelland converted - but with time running out Smith charged over out wide to bring his side back within a converted try.

And they so nearly go it when from the kick off No 10 Owain Thomas immediately went wide and Laugharne swept upfield before that marginal call went against them.

"It's often a sign of a good side who can win without playing well and I don't think we played well today," said Milford player coach Nathan Williams.

"But it was a tough game and took a massive effort from us. Full credit to Laugharne as well - they've taken us to the limit in both games now."

Milford Haven: Steve Martin, Jamie Lewis, Dan Jenkins, Dan Birch, Craig Thomas, Efan Morgan, Dan McClelland, Mike Cockburn, Luke Ryan, Nathan Williams, Chris Hall, David Round, Ben Groves, Ryan Mansell, Mark Wonnacott. Replacements: Adam Rees, James Trueman, Dai Sweeny, Zac Davies, Dean McSparron.

Laugharne: Tom Davies, Gareth Spiers, Tom Jameson, Steff Davies, Will Evans, Owain Thomas, Gethin Jones, Rhys Thomas, Tom Waters, Dorian Harris, Leigh Thomas, Tom Rees, Carl Smith, Rhodri Rees, Mikey Williams. Replacements: Richie Waters, Gavin John, Carwyn Jones, Dai Thomas, Jack Flanagan.