Midweek KO Cup and League rugby

Knock Out Cup Semi Final:

 

Scarlets storm into KO Cup Final


Pembroke Dock Harlequins 0 - Pembroke 46

 
Elliot Evans - two more quality tries for Pembroke wingerPembroke RFC will take on Aberystwyth at St Davids in the final of the Pembrokeshire Knock Out Cup after dispatching neighbours Pembroke Dock Harlequins in the semi at Bierspool, running in eight tries without response against a home outfit that could only muster 15 players and as a result there were uncontested scrums from the outset.
 
A big crowd turned out to see The Scarlets take a ten-point lead into the interval as The Quins tackled like demons and had possession of their own as skipper Tom Doyle led by example and there were nice cameos throughout by teenagers Jordan Palmer, Aaron Coombs, Hywel Baker, Jack Davies and John Brown.
 
But the pressure built up around the Quins and The Scarlets claimed lots more points in a good second half as they also included youngsters of the calibre of Tom Lewis, Fraser James, Luke Hartland and Iori Roberts.
 
Pembroke took the lead with a forward-orientated move where hooker Seamus Wiseman was impelled over the line from a well-controlled driving lineout - and then outstanding winger Elliott Evans was released by Toby Smith and sped to touch down
 
Evans added his second try from a typical solo break which Toby Smith converted - and then the winger created the space for centre Dan Colley to score a try which Hartland goaled to make it 24-0.
 
As Pembroke continued to dominate up front they added a further seven points from a try by Cyle Weatherall which Hartland converted before replacement No 10 Roberts sped through from the 22 metre line.
 
As the game entered its final stages there were further tries from Dom Colman, who crashed over in the left corner before Barry Alderman-John rounded off the scoring after multiple phases.
 
It means that The Scarlets now travel to St Davids on 23rd May looking for another final appearance where they have the chance to upset the odds against Aberystwyth if they can play to the top of their form.
 
Pembroke Dock Harlequins: Liam Hargreaves-Wilson: Jordan Palmer; Jake Griffiths; Thomas Doyle; Jack Millite: Aaron Cookson; James Skeels: Jack Davies; Tom Barrass; John Brown:  Sam James; Alex Pearce:  Harry Owen; Hywel Baker; Steff Halwood.
 
Pembroke: Luke Hartland: Barry Alderman-John;  Dan Colley;  Fraser James; Elliot Evans: Toby Smith; Tom Lewis: Dom Colman; Seamus Wiseman; Johnny Palmer:  Scott Powell; Will Edwards:  Rhodri Walters; Billy Wood  Sam Smith. Replacements:  Jamie Brayford;  Cyle Weatherall;  Alex Wilkes;  Jim Brace; Shaun Dalling;  Iori Roberts; Ryan Wilkins.
 

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Elliot Evans - two more quality tries for Pembroke winger

 

Division One (West):

 

Preseli Men’s surge still maintained


Crymych 50 - Felinfoel 5

 
Randall Williams - delighted Crymych coachCrymych's amazing end to the season continued as they entertained confirmed section champions Felinfoel and not only beat them but scored a massive 50 points!
 
It was a great all-round team performance although coach Randall Williams was his usual pragmatic self as he told us,
"I was delighted by the way we played but I know that they were resting several key players in readiness for the divisional play-offs but we can only play against what other teams provide - and in the first half we scored 33 points with some cracking rugby from forwards and backs."
 
Second row Llyr Davies and centre  Carwyn Phillips caught the eye  and both got their names on the try sheet as outside half Jake Jenkins also played well in calling the shots as  well as converting six of the tries.
 
Other Crymych scorers were No 8 Osian Davies (2), flanker Aled Harries (2), and full back Nick Bevan,. and all Felinfoel could muster was an unconverted try.
 

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Randall Williams - delighted Crymych coach

 

Division Three (West) A:

 

Makeshift Blues battered in Laugharne


Mikey Williams - two more tries for LaugharneLaugharne 46 - Haverfordwest 7

 
Haverfordwest could manage only a bare 15 players for their match at Laugharne and paid the inevitable price as they were already 31-0 adrift at half time and could only muster seven points after the break.
 
Laugharne were almost at full strength and Mikey Williams was in the dominant mode that marks him out as the club’s top try score for the season, adding another brace to his impressive list, with others from Ross Michael, which he also converted, Gethin Jones (2), Tomos Rees, Dai Thomas and skipper Carl Smith.
 Tom Jameson also notched two conversions and the only Blues try came from Jon Morgan, converted by Liam Manwaring.
 

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Mikey Williams - two more tries for Laugharne's top try scorer