WRU Bowl Round 3: Whitehead 7-28 Laugharne 

The long midweek journey proved more than worthwhile for Laugharne on Wednesday as they beat Whitehead to move into the last 16 of the National Bowl.

After trailing 7-0, The Cocklemen fought back convincingly with two tries from No 8 and man of the match Mikey Williams, a penalty try, and a fourth score from Owain Thomas to set up a visit to Tumble on December 7th.

The re-arranged tie was switched to Abertillery with the Newport club currently having problems with their own surface, and in a physical opening it was the Laugharne pack who got on top – but centre Tom Jameson was twice off target with penalties.

And then five minutes before half time it was the home side who crossed, scrum half Jacob Proctor going over and Davey Mulroy converting.

Just Laugharne hit back immediately to go in level at the break, No 10 Thomas making a break in midfield before off loading to Williams to score. Jameson converted.

And early in the second half the visitors began to turn the screw. A series of close range scrums led to Whitehead prop Dai Evans being sin binned and eventually, the inevitable penalty try came.

Williams soon crashed over again after evading several tiring defenders and Jameson duly added the extras to make it 21-7, and just minutes after making a try saving tackle, it was Thomas who added the fourth and final try with Jameson again doing the honours.

It means Laugharne are now just three wins away from an appearance in the Principality Stadium, and next face a Tumble team currently third in Division Three West B.

Laugharne: Thomas Thomas, Gareth Spiers, Tomos Jameson, Tomos Davies, Will Evans, Owain Thomas, Jack Flannagan, Rhys Thomas, Tom Waters, Dorian Harries, Carl Smith, Tomos Rees, Dai Thomas, Rhodri Rees, Mikey Williams. Replacements: Richie Waters, Leigh Thomas, Gethin Jones, Gavin John, Ben Lloyd.