IT was a cracker of a game at the weekend between Fishguard & Goodwick and Aberystwyth with Aber winning 27-25 as Fishguard missed a last minute pen to draw level.

A player was also sent off from each side as the top two sides in the WRU Plate H1 district traded blow for blow right to the final whistle.

Aber's Matthew Hughes opened the scoring with a penalty. James Griffiths got the opening try of the game, scoring for Fishguard

Aber responded with two tries, one from Hughes and one from centre Carwyn Hughes to leave the half-time score 13-7.

The second half saw both the light and the dark of rugby. Carwyn Jones scored two tries for Aber in a brilliant display but between his tries two players were sent off.

Ben John of Fishguard and Lee Evans of Aber were both given their marching orders in a melee straight after flanker Gavin Walsh scored for Fishguard.

In the dying minutes of the match Griffiths missed a kick that would have drawn the game level, leaving Aberystwyth to reap the spoils of the tightly contested match. The Ceredigion outfit now sit second one point behind the Seagulls but have a game in hand.

In the other weekend fixtures in the Plate, Pembroke beat Tenby United 32-23. The Scarlets led 20-6 at the half but the Seasiders pulled it back to 27-23 before Pembroke added the final five points.

Whitland brushed aside Milford Haven at the Observatory Ground beating the Mariners 28-5.

In the WRU Bowl the only match of the weekend saw Pembroke Dock Harlequins lose at home to Cardigan 31-0.

In the Pembrokeshire Knock Out Cup first round St Davids suffered a crushing defeat to Crymch, losing 0-72, Crymch getting 12 tries all scored by their backs.