Another battling performance saw Crymych maintain winning ways with a hard-earned but fully-deserved 10-3 win over Fishguard & Goodwick in the WRU Plate District H1 at Parc Lloyd Thomas last weekend.

The Preseli men adapted better than their opponents to the conditions, with heavy rain throughout the game, and with a little more steadiness at crucial times would have won by a wider margin.

It was essentially a first-rate team performance that carried the day with forwards and backs combining to good effect and hooker Tristan Griffiths outstanding.

All the points were scored during the opening 40 minutes with the homesters crossing for two tries, the first a well-worked move culminating in flanker Carwyn Phillips going over the whitewash and winger Tomos Lewis running in for the second score of the afternoon.

James Griffiths landed a penalty in reply for the visitors, who fought hard but suffered their second successive loss after making a promising start to their campaign.

Crymych were twice denied when Rhydian Howells and Trystan Griffiths were held up over the line, and at the other end half backs  James Griffiths and Andrew Williams probed for openings for the visiting side in vain.

Results: WRU Plate District H1: 2 October: Crymych 10 Fishguard & Goodwick 3; Whitland 36 Pembroke 14.

Fixtures: WRU Plate District H1 fixtures: 9 October: Milford Haven v Crymych; Pembroke v Aberystwyth; Tenby United v Whitland.