Pembrokeshire rugby previews for Saturday, April 13th:

Crymych v Gowerton

That 34-7 defeat in Llanelli Wanderers was a disappointing one for Crymych, and they are ninth after three league games without a win.

Granted there is only 10 points between them and second, but the Preseli Men need momentum back from their last two games before facing Whitland in the KO Cup final on April 26th.

Gowerton beat Crymych 26-20 in October and lie a place above them in the table. But with Narberth not playing, Gethin Gibby a should at least be available for Randal Williams' team - and the head coach will want a performance and a result.

Tenby United v Llangennech

There was no shortage of effort from Tenby in Whitland last week but on the whole they were outclassed, and it was another lesson learned for a young squad.

They have just two games to go and this is another difficult one against a team who beat them 25-6 in January, and Llangennech are still chasing a top two finish despite a 15-13 loss at Dunvant last week.

But the Seasiders simply have to keep going and then continue to re-build in the summer, and there have been positives with players like Tom Barrass, Jack Broadhurst and Ben Pugh all making real progress this season.

They also finish up with a potentially winnable game in Kidwelly later this month, and Gareth Thomas and coaches will want to go there on the back of a decent display.

Whitland v Llanelli Wanderers

Speaking of the Seasiders, Whitland were rampant in beating them 67-12 last week as they ran the ball from all parts.

That was a fourth win in a row and a fifth in their final league game tomorrow could yet see them end up second - a real achievement given they hovered above relegation earlier in the campaign.

But they will be wary of that Wanderers win over Crymych last week and again have selected strong. Promising young scrum half replaces Adam Davies and Simon Meakins, Danny Evans and Ben Kirk all come into the pack.

Whitland: James Stephenson, Scott Lloyd, Gino Setaro, Josh Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, Nico Setaro, Josh Thomas, Aaron Mayne, Marc Jones, Simon Meakins, Raff Williams, Ben Kirk, Ryan Morgan, Danny Evans, Jack Mason. Replacements: Gethin Lewis, Jimmy Buirds, Tomos Evans, James Thomas, Adam Davies.

Division Two West:

Fishguard v Loughor

After two hard, competitive games against promotion chasing Pontyberem and Penclawdd, Fishguard finish their season at home to Loughor.

A win may see them finish in the top half and given the amount of games they've lost narrowly, coaches Nathan Jenkins and Simon James can be satisfied at how a young side has grown in stature as the season has gone on.

These two sides produced a thriller on the first day, Loughor winning 32-31, and we could have another good spectacle here. Full back Robbie Jones shone with a superby try for the Seagulls last week and he starts in a backline that includes Jake Jenkins on permit at No 10.

Gavin Walsh switches back to hooker as Andrew Morrillo comes in at prop, and James himself starts at No 8 again.

Fishguard: Robbie Jones, Thomas George, Sion Rowlands, Kial Keane, Ed Bendall, Jake Jenkins, Andrew Williams, Andrew Morrillo, Gavin Walsh, Ryan McVeigh, Ben John, Luke Freebury, Lewis Davies, Chris Shousha (capt) Simon James. Replacements: Liam Wilkes, Alun George, Gwil Evans, Scott Riches, Jordan James.​

Mumbles v St Clears

It's now three games to go for relegated St Clears.

Again there were positives against Burry Port last week as No 8 Owen Stacey went over for a debut try - but again the Carmarthenshire Saints couldn't sustain a display for 80 minutes and lost 32-17.

Mumbles did beat them a fortnight ago 34-24 in an end to end match, so the visitors can at least be confident of competing for a morale boosting win.

Pontyberem v Pembroke

A huge one.

Pembroke are second, Pontyberem third. Both have two games left and three points separate them - so a win for the Scarlets here would secure back to back promotions. It would also keep their title hopes alive - but we'll worry about Saturday first.

But they lost to the same side 21-17 in a mud bath last month and Geraint Lewis and Kyle Davies would have heeded lessons from that, although conditions are likely to be very different tomorrow.

Pembroke have formed a big, strong squad now and selection tomorrow won't be easy. Toby Smith has been pivotal at No 10 but it has been a collective effort, and winger Simon Stanford was one of many to show his finishing prowess with a try hat trick in the 67-7 win over Loughor.

For obvious reasons, it will be an intense 80 minutes but the Scarlets are no strangers to the big occasion now. And it's time for them to stand up and be counted again.

Division Three West A:

Aberaeron v Milford Haven

Here's another massive promotion battle.

Milford lead Aberaeron by 13 points but they have three games left, Aberaeron five. So this doesn't quite decide matters - but the result will go a long way towards settling the title race.

Aberaeron were frustrated last week as Pembroke Dock refused to travel while the Mariners beat Laugharne 25-19 after a thrilling finish. Flanker Ryan Mansell was outstanding with a try hat trick and with Narberth not playing, the back row should be boosted further with the return of Dewi Williams.

These two have had some ding dongs already this season. Aberaeron won 21-17 when the pair met in the National Bowl, No 10 Rhodri Jenkins landing seven penalties, while Milford beat them 12-7 at The Obs in the league. Both games could have gone either way.

In the latter match a titanic battle at the set piece set the tone. Despite the dry weather, expect the same tomorrow.

Laugharne v Haverfordwest

Laugharne so nearly won that match in Milford last week and they served a reminder of how threatening they are with ball in hand.

Tom Jameson cut over for an early try after some click handling and in the final stages forwards and backs lined at will as they threw everything at Milford.

Haverfordwest will need to starve them of possession tomorrow to notch the win they need to stay on track for a top three finish. 

Tries from Craig Barnett and Karl Busch helped them to a 14-6 win over Llanybydder in abject conditions last time out and Steve Barnett will know similar determination and desire will be needed here.

Laugharne won the reverse clash between these two 13-10. I expect more points tomorrow, but still an equally close game.

Haverfordwest: Rhys Baker, Josh Atherton, Craig Barnett, Gareth Owens, Jamie Barnett, Mike Jones, Liam Eaton, Jamie Zambass, Matthew Clayton, Terry Lovell, Gareth Thomas, Karl Busch, Gareth John, Matty Phillips, Ashley George. Replacements: Liam Manwaring, Tom Carrington, Josh Hamer, R Harries, J Young.

Llanybydder v Cardigan

Fifth v seventh and the penultimate league game for both these sides.

Bydder battered Llangwm last week and will want a win here to take them into a difficult final fixture at Milford Haven. Cardigan meanwhile, weren't entirely convincing in a 34-14 success at St Davids a fortnight ago although John Lumb again showed his class with four tries.

The Teifisiders were missing players due to a wedding that day though and Colin Davies should be able to welcome players back here for his final away game in charge. If he can, we should have a close one.

Cardigan: John Lumb, Rhydian Jenkins, Marcus Castle, Iwan John, Llyr Jones, Emyr Harries, Gwern Phillips, Will Brice, Andrew Fletcher, Ben Hughes, Dean Harries, Sion Phillips, Gruffydd Lewis, Geraint Williams, Tom Taylor. Replacements: Toby Neilson-dry, Ifan Morgan, William Delve.

Tregaron v Llangwm

Another big one for both.

It's the final match for the home team and they end the season with straight wins after overcoming Pembroke Dock and then St Davids. Llangwm meanwhile, slipped back somewhat from their positive display in Milford with that 62-12 loss to Bydder, with Josh Hicks yet again their key man as he grabbed try No 18 for the season.

And despite the long trek I expect Bruce Evans to have his players up for this. Especially as both teams have four wins to their name, and the winner will finish above the other in ninth. 

They drew 7-7 at Pill Parks. It may well be tight again.