Any thoughts of lowly Milford Haven rolling over against in-form Crymych were dispelled as the Mariners produced a solid display before going down 33-26 in the WRU Plate District H1 at the Observatory Ground.

The Preseli men have hit a purple patch and Saturday’s hard-earned victory completed a hat-trick of successes.

Milford had a fairly substantial weight advantage in the pack, but the visitors stuck to their task and another quality showing eventually paid dividends.

The Mariners were only a point adrift as the game entered the final quarter, but two penalties by outside half Gavin Thomas, who landed an earlier kick and converted his side’s three tries won it.

Crymych’s three tries came during the opening 40 minutes. Fullback Osian Hill got the first touchdown when kicking ahead and running through from near halfway.

The other two scores came from scrum-half Ianto Davies and centre Ilan Phillips, and Ilan Phillips added a penalty.

Milford won the try with scores by Lee Riley, Dan Jenkins, who bagged a brace, and Dan Birch, with Steve Martin converting two and Dan McClelland landing one kick.

The Preseli men go for a four-timer this Saturday when hosting Pembroke.

CARDIGAN continued their recovery from an opening day defeat at leaders Haverfordwest in the WRU Bowl District H1 as they recorded a 13-12 win over second-placed Neyland at King George V Playing Field.
It completed a win hat-trick, having beaten Llangwm 43-12 at home and Pembroke Dock Quins 31-0 at Bierspool.

The hosts crossed for one try by Hedd James,converted by fullback Llyr Jones who also landed two penalties.

For the visitors Nathan Banner and Luke Griffiths-Davies went in for tries, one of which was successfully converted by George Thomas.

Cardigan are away against St Davids this Saturday.