CARDIGAN’s Gollop Stand faithful were treated to a feast of tries as the home side ran amok to win 49-15 against Neyland, to notch up their third win in Division Three West A.

The visitors, who like their opponents have enjoyed a mixed season to date, were well off the pace from the outset, and Cardigan created several scoring opportunities as they dominated the possession - but some sloppy passing cost them dearly, with overlaps squandered.

One of these came from a superb break by loose head Will Brice, and another from a fine run by veteran tight head Andrew Fletcher, who later in the game ran 50 metres to put in a try saving tackle.

The hosts, however, eventually broke the deadlock when full back Llyr Jones slotted over a penalty from just inside the Neyland half, and this was followed by a splendid try by winger Ceryth Griffiths, after a great burst and pass from Jones.

Skipper and number eight Tom Taylor broke from the base of a scrum to run in the second try, following a long period of pressure, and the successful conversion from Jones put the Cardis 15-0 ahead.

The visitors hit back with a try from loose head Chad Monk, but Cardigan increased their lead when, following fine runs from Taylor and full back Jones, winger Griffiths went over to make it 25-5 at the break. Cardigan, however, could have been out of sight at this point, as they butchered several decent chances, which only needed a simple pass outside.

Impressive young centre Kieran Greenland burst through to score the first try of the second half, following a fine break by hooker Ben Cox, which was again converted by Jones - and the latter bagged his second try of the game soon after when he was set up by his captain Taylor.

At 39-5 it would have been very easy for Neyland to throw in the towel. However, they worked their way back into the game and threatened the home line, before they were eventually rewarded when full back Henry McBeth crossed over for a try.

This was followed up by a third touchdown for the visitors when outside half Shane Phillips waltzed his way over. It was Cardigan though who had the final word when Llyr Jones completed a fine performance with a try under the posts, which was unseen by many as there was a huge dust up taking place on the half way line. Jones added the conversion to complete the scoring at 46-15.

• A LATE try from Penclawdd’s Johnny Hughes stopped Crymych from ending their losing run as the Preseli men went down to a fourth straight league defeat in a close-fought Division One West match.

Coach Randal Williams would have been frustrated with the outcome after seeing his side lead 13-6 in the second half, only for the team to throw it away and remain deep in relegation danger.

The first half was tightly contested, with the Crymych front row of Rhys Richards, Steff Harries and Ryan Rees really standing out in a forward dominated contest. It was 6-6 at the break as Dan Guarneri landed two penalties for the Cocklemen, but Ifan Phillips responded in kind.

Early in the second half Crymych seemed to take control when Phillips chipped ahead, and flanker Jon Hill won the race to touch down under the posts, with his No 10 adding the conversion.

Tom Howell then took over the kicking duties for Penclawdd and he successfully kicked three points to make it 13-9, and with two minutes left he booted another penalty into the corner. From the driving line-out that followed, Hughes grounded the ball to break Crymych hearts.

Last week’s results: Division One West: Gowerton 20 Aberystwyth 9; Llanelli Wanderers 17 Whitland 25; Pembroke 24 Gorseinon 27; Penclawdd 14 Crymych 13. Division Three West A: Cardigan 49 Neyland 15; Haverfordwest 7 Lampeter Town 10; St Clears 45 Llangwm 5.