Division Two West: St Clears 15-40 Pembroke

Pembroke couldn’t quite add the title to their promotion from Division Two West despite running in six tries to win at St Clears.

But although that meant the Scarlets did their bit, Penclawdd also won big against Pontyberem meaning Geraint Lewis and Kyle Davies’ team will go up with the Donks as runners up.

Pembroke’s win was marred by skipper Scott Powell suffering a dislocated knee but fortunately club doctor Owen Cox was on hand to put it back into place and hopefully minimize any damage.

The Scarlets made a strong start against a relegated St Clears side with scrum half Tom Lewis on hand to score after Toby Smith took a quick tap penalty. Smith also added the extra points.

Then second row Dom Colman rounded off sustained pressure with a surge to the line from 20 metres out and again No 10 Smith converted before adding seven points himself, after Colman had popped him the scoring pass.

James Davies did land a penalty for St Clears to make it 21-3 half time and then after the break home prop Gavin Walters powered over - but Scarlets’ flanker Rhodri Waters soon rounded off some good handling to score and Toby Smith converted.

Smith then grabbed his second try from a length of the field move and his brother Sam then got in on the try scoring, and his sibling converted.

St Clears did add a second try when centre Andrew Kirkbride crossed but it is Pembroke who will now look forward to Division One West and local derbies with the likes of Whitland and Crymych.

“It has been another amazing season where we have had terrific support from the players, defying some injuries but having a big and strong enough squad to keep moving forward,” said Geraint Lewis.

“The club as a whole, led by chairman Daryl Willington, has been hugely supportive and our supporters, especially at away matches, couldn’t be faulted.

“We know we face even greater challenges next season but we will give it our best shot.”

Pembroke: Luke Hartland, Tom Harding-Jones, Dan Colley, Jack Parkinson (James Davies), Barry Alderman-John (Geraint Powell), Toby Smith, Tom Lewis, Lloyd Davies, Seamus Wiseman (Jim Brace), Jonny Palmer, Dom Colman (Will Edwards), Scott Powell (Capt) (Jack Smyth), Rhodri Waters, Alex Thomas, Sam Smith.