There is a growing feeling among Newcastle Emlyn fans that unless the Red and Whites can turn pressure into points against opponents from the lower reaches of the Championship there could be difficult times ahead.

Alex Williams and Co looked to be heading for a shock defeat against joint bottom-of-the-pile Rhydyfelin in the Teifi Valley but turned things around in the dying moments to spring a 13-12 win.

Many supporters also believe that if the side can put things together for longer spells in games they could feature in the top half of a hugely competitive division.

All-action hooker and skipper Alex Williams put the homesters ahead when driving through a pile of players for a try but it was nip and tuck up until the interval with substitute Emlyn outside half Dylan Dafydd who replaced the injured Mitchell Jones, stepping up to the plate and kicking expertly from hand.

Fullback David Gratton reduced the deficit with a penalty and although opposing fullback Dan Davies landed a home penalty Gratton kept his side in touch with a long-range penalty.

Early in the second period Gratton nudged the visitors ahead with another penalty from distance, but the normally reliable kicker fluffed three efforts well within his range that could have spelt defeat for Emlyn.

Gratton eventually got his act together when landing a straightforward penalty before a final twist when Emlyn pulled the game out of the fire.

With the seconds ticking away replacement scrum-half Dafydd Evans kicked over the Rhydyfelin try line and winger Llyr Jones got a touchdown for a dramatic winning score.

Running in nine tries Crymych of League 1 West romped to a 58-16 National Plate round one away win over Llanybydder of League 2 West.

The platform for a comfortable passage was laid up front with the forwards supplying a conveyor belt of possession for a speedy and inventive back division.

Winger Lawrence Headlam crossed for a try hat-trick, centre Tomos Phillips bagged a brace and the other scorers were Jake Jenkins, Rhys Davies, Nick Bevan and Ifan Phillips, the latter converting five of the

scores and landing a penalty.

Replacement prop Martin Culley got the only try for 'Bydder, converted by Steffan Richards who also landed three penalties.