Division Three West A:

Pembroke 22-18 Haverfordwest

A last-ditch try by outside half Toby Smith gave Pembroke victory over Haverfordwest in their mighty top of the table clash with second-placed Haverfordwest at Crickmarren.

It came with The Blues leading 18-15 but defending desperately and conceding a penalty in front of the posts – and Scarlets’ skipper Scott Powell turned down the chance of a safe penalty and share of the spoils to take a scrum, even though he knew it would be uncontested.

His team went instead for a training ground move which saw Toby Smith come in at an angle to power over at the posts before Sean Dalling added the simple extras as fortune favoured the brave.

There was a disappointment before the start for the home side as influential young scrum half Tom Lewis sustained an injury in the warm up but Simon Hooper came in and played well, as did front rowers Johnny Palmer, Max Hayward, Lloyd Davies and then Seamus Wiseman.

Both teams were eager to dominate in the first half by they shared 24 points as The Scarlets had tries by second row Will Edwards and No 8 Sam Smith after winger Josh Atherton had given The Blues an early lead, converted by Gareth John and then another from winger Liam Mainwaring in between the home scores.

The second half proved attritional as both sides sought for ascendancy but two Gareth John penalties put The Blues ahead after an early penalty by Dalling to take the game down to the wire.

It ended with joy for Pembroke as they stay top of the section tree but The Blues at least had the consolation of a bonus point as Lewis Wood was their man of the match with his back row performance.