Division One West: Crymych 11-17 Aberystwyth

As expected, it was tight and physical at Crymych as the Preseli Men were narrowly beaten by Aberystwyth.

The home side endured terrible luck in the first half with hooker Carwyn Rees going off 10 minutes in, meaning No 9 Dafydd Phillips had to throw into the lineout.

Not long after, outside half Ifan Phillips, who had kicked a penalty to put his side 3-0 up, was forced off only for his replacement, veteran Gareth Davies, to also have to leave the field with injury.

The delays meant there was almost an hour between kick off and half time but Crymych stayed in the contest as they trailed 7-3 at the interval, winger Ian Ellis getting the Aberystwyth try and Steff Rees converting.

Aber’s other winger, Adam Cavell, also crossed in the second half and Rees again landed the extras as well as a penalty.

The home side kept within bonus point range though as No 9 Phillips rounded off some good handling to score in the corner and full back and namesake Adam also landed three points.

But the result keeps Crymych second bottom of the table and facing a crucial derby in Whitland next Saturday.

Crymych: Adam Phillips, Gethin Gibby, Tomos Phillips, Carwyn Phillips, Ilan Phillips, Ifan Phillips, Dafydd Phillips, Steffan Harries, Carwyn Rees, Ryan Rees, Dafydd Walters, Matthew Freebury, Rhys Davies, Jon Hill, Richard Sharp-Williams. Replacements: Ifan James, Rhys Richards, Llywelyn Rees, Gareth Davies, Laurence Headlam.