Crymych completed the double over title rivals Gowerton with a determined 12-10 win to remain joint top of Division One West with local rivals Newcastle Emlyn at the weekend.

Winger Owain Evans opened the scoring for the Preseli men when he went over in the corner, but the visitors hit back with a try by flanker Lloyd Dudley Jones, converted by Johnny George, who added a penalty to nudge his team into a 10-5 lead half-time.

In a hard-fought second half a try by Ifan Phillips levelled the scores, and Adam Phillips kept his composure to score the winning points with a conversion to maintain Crymych's unbeaten league record, with 10 wins and a draw from 11 matches so far this season.

Title rivals Newcastle Emlyn maintained their momentum as they made it 10 wins from 11 league matches with a 26-16 win over Gorseinon to go level on points with Crymych.

The Red and Whites were 19-6 up at the break, with tries from Llyr Freeman, Emrys Davies and Mike Jones, who slotted over two conversion, and a second half try from Steff Evans, converted by Jones made sure of the win, to go six points clear of Gowerton.

Tivyside Advertiser: Whitland's Callum Evans in the thick of the action.Whitland's Callum Evans in the thick of the action. (Image: Paul Rodgers)

Whitland went down to 12-34 defeat against Yr Hendy, who were reduced to 14 men in the first half, despite the Borderers scoring tries through the impressive No 8 Jack Mason and fellow back rower Calum Evans, with one being converted by Johnny Thomas.

The home side scored through centre Liam Swales, flanker Sion Rumbelow, second row Ben Batcup, scrum half Aaron Miles and centre Miles Harries, who also landed two conversions, to move within a point of Whitland who are currently ninth in the table.

Still winless Pembroke lost 25-55 away at Penclawdd, despite tries from skipper Seamus ‘Moose’ Wiseman, centre Morgan Rees, and full back Steve Brown, with Shane Rossiter, on permit from Narberth Seconds, slotting two conversions and two penalties.

Rhys Eaton, Liam Davey, Alex Crawford and Marcus Brown had scored tries for the Cocklemen in the first half, before further tries by flanker Crawford, outside half Brown, winger Tom Howells and full back Cameron Clayfield, with six converted by Brown.

Results: Saturday, 4 March

Division One West

Aberystwyth 8 Felinfoel 30; Crymych 12 Gowerton 10; Llanelli Wanderers 11 Llangennech 26; Newcastle Emlyn 26 Gorseinon 16; Penclawdd 55 Pembroke 25; Whitland 12 Yr Hendy 34.

Division Two West

Burry Port 22 Tycroes 0; Carmarthen Athletic 26 Mumbles 29; Nantgaredig 20 Fishguard 0; Pontarddulais 48 Milford Haven 17; Pontyberem 18 Loughor 62; Tenby United 23 Kidwelly 17.

Division Three West A

Cardigan 15 Aberaeron 18; Haverfordwest 32 Neyland 7; Lampeter Town 20 Pembroke Dock Quins 0; Llangwm 14 St Davids 25; Llanybydder P Laugharne P; St Clears 95 Tregaron 0.