THERE is little to separate Crymych and Newcastle Emlyn at the top of Division One West after respective home wins over Llangennech and Felinfoel kept them level on points.

The Preseli men maintained their unbeaten league record with a battling 17-5 win, whilst the Red and Whites are still breathing down their necks after a 20-17 home verdict.

Determined Crymych had a penalty try in the first half, and after the break skipper Carwyn Phillips claimed a try, converted by Adam Phillips, who also slotted a penalty.

Llangennech, who had only previously lost once in the league, went over for a try from No 8 Jordan Saunders, but the Preseli men held firm for their 13th league win this season.

Newcastle Emlyn meanwhile edged a 20-17 win over Felinfoel, with Dean James and Llyr Jones crossing for tries, both converted by Shaun Leonard, who added two penalties.

Elsewhere in division one, Gorseinon beat third-placed Gowerton 24-22, Aberystwyth crushed winless Pembroke 83-5, and Penclawdd went down 33-46 against Yr Hendy.

In Division Two West, Fishguard and Goodwick had a weakened side as they went down 35-5 at Tycroes, with replacement prop Adam Bowen scoring a late consolation score for The Seagulls.

Tycroes scored tries by flanker Sion Jones, No 8 Steff Jones, centre Sion Jones, winger Dan Thomas, flanker Sam Iles and a penalty try, with a Rhys Thomas adding a penalty.

Tenby United's winning run ended as they lost 16-19 at home to Carmarthen Athletic, who scored tries through skipper Joel Reynolds, Matthew Harriot and a penalty try.

Centre Toby Smith scored a try for the Seasiders, which was converted by Lloyd Thomas who added three penalties, but their five-match winning run finally came to an end.

Elsewhere in the division, Pontarddulais maintained pole position with a 28-12 win over Loughor, Mumbles won 26-20 at Pontyberem and Nantgaredig beat Kidwelly 22-19.

Cardigan ran in eight tries in Division Three West as they beat Llanybydder 51-19.

No 10 Jac Davies, centre Geraint Williams and flanker Rhodri Davies all scored first half tries for the visitors, with two converted by Llyr Jones to go with a well-struck penalty.

Full back Alun Jenkins, replacement Tom Griffiths (2), centre Geraint Williams again and No 8 Tom Taylor went over in the second half, with skipper Llyr Jones converting twice.

Llanybydder's efforts were rewarded with tries by scrum half Will Evans, full back Matthew Rowlings and replacement scrum half Llyr James, two converted by Llyr Tobias.

Aberaeron, who are are setting the pace at the top of the table, were 42-12 winners at Llamgwm,

Aberaeron's try scorers were No 8 Matthew Rees (2), second row Hefin Williams, centre Gethin Jenkins, centre Rhodri Jenkins and winger Iwan Lloyd, alongside six conversions from centre Rhodri Jenkins.

The Wasps scored tries in the final quarter of the game through skipper Ieuan Power and fellow prop Matthew Rees, with outside half Kieran Owen adding the conversion.

Neyland thrashed Tregaron 64-0 with tries from Adam Peel, Alex Codd (2), Stu Phillips, Harrison Grice (2), Ben Williams, Ollie Rothero, Owain Evans and George Evans, who also slotted over seven conversions.

St Clears registered a 15-13 win over Laugharne, and on Friday Lampeter Town were 31-7 winners against St Davids.

Fixtures: Saturday, 8 April:

Division One West: Gowerton v Felinfoel; Llanelli Wanderersv  Newcastle Emlyn; Llangennech v Aberystwyth; Pembroke v Gorseinon; Whitland v Penclawdd; Yr Hendy v Crymych.

Division Two West: Carmarthen Athletic v Pontyberem; Fishguard v Milford Haven; Kidwelly v Pontarddulais; Loughor v Tycroes; Mumbles v Nantgaredig; Tenby United v Burry Port.

Division Three West A: Aberaeron v St Clears; Cardigan v Llangwm; Lampeter Town v Laugharne; Llanybydder v Haverfordwest; St Davids v Neyland; Tregaron v Pembroke Dock Quins.