Division Two West: Carmarthen Athletic 22-13 Milford Haven

Milford Haven still await their first point on the road in the Division Two West after they failed to ever properly get going in Carmarthen Athletic.

With No 8 Joel James outstanding, it was the hosts who took control in the first half as flanker Carwyn Thomas opened the scoring with a try, and then No 10 Tom Gravell also went over and centre Liam Price converted.

No 10 James Trueman did respond with a penalty for The Mariners but was off target with a couple of attempts – and then he and Price exchanged three pointers early in the second half to leave the score at 15-6.

The visitors had second row Zac Davies yellow carded though and Athletic effectively sealed the win with another try from back rower Dan Davies, Price again converting.

There were positives for the away side though and George Evans impressed after coming on, and it was from his break that led to a spell of a pressure and subsequently a penalty try when Trueman was high tackled in front of the posts.

No 8 Scott Buirds also stood out on permit from Whitland and there was a promising display from young flanker Dylan Evans – and head coach Nathan Williams was honest in his assessement.

“It’s the fine margins and we made two mistakes and they scored two tries from them,” he said.

“We also missed nine points at goal and that sort of summed things up.

“There’s positives as our youngsters showed up well and gained senior experience. To have six forwards missing from last week’s pack prevented us being consistent in our selection and we’ll roll our sleeves up and go again.”

Milford Haven: Jamie Lewis, Lee Riley, Jimmy Thomas, Dan Jenkins, James Williams, James Trueman, Danny McClelland, Mike Cockburn, Luke Ryan, Nathan Williams, Tristan Lewis, Zac Davies, Gareth Cheshire, Dylan Evans, Scott Buirds. Replacements: Darren Lewis, Ben Jenkins, Jay Goodall, Steve Martin, George Evans.