There was further woe for Cardigan in Division 3 West A as the visitors lost 17-10 at Haverfordwest where the Blues took over at the top.

In downright awful underfoot conditions Cardigan went ahead when outside half Sion Edwards, who was returning after injury, left the Blues defence for dead with a stunning opening try converted by fullback John Lumb.

The Blues showed their attacking intent with several forward charges – and with Lee Summons and skipper Mikey Jones eager to take play wide there were some lovely moves which ended with mishandling in the wet conditions.

But their efforts were finally rewarded from closer range as skipper Jones went over near the posts and Barnett added the conversion.

The Blues had other chances which came to nought before Cardigan again took the lead when skipper Lumb landed a penalty from 25 metres, albeit from the inside of the tight upright.

Barnett kicked a simple penalty in reply and the teams went into half time sharing 20 points.

Playing with the conditions after the break, the Blues had the lion's share of possession but Cardigan defended really well – but home No 8 Matty Phillips claimed the only score of the second period which Jones converted to give his side victory – and the Teifisiders received a bonus point for their part in a tough tussle.