Division Three West A: Neyland 34-24 Cardigan 24

Neyland have been involved in some thrilling contests this season and Saturday was no different as they came from behind to beat Cardigan - despite a first half red card to George Evans.

Again the All Blacks were depleted with skipper George Evans amongst those missing, but took the lead as No 10 Dillen McGaffen weaved his way to the line.

But back came The Teifisiders, without influential player coach Colin Daviea and skipper John Lumb, as a forward drive saw flanker Tom Taylor touch down and outside half Emyr Harries converted.

Evans saw red for a tip tackle and the visitors added another 10 points before the interval through a Harries’ penalty and converted try for winger Rhodri Davies.

That made it 17-7 half time but then Neyland stormed back with tries by flanker Iestyn Evans and centre Tom Hughes, whilst McGaffen added two conversions and a penalty.

Cardigan responded again through Taylor, converted by Harries, but the All Blacks then sealed a bonus point win in style, as second row Nathan Banner went under the posts from 40 metres out and McGaffen added the extras.

“It was another great game and a good fightback from us,” said team manager Peter Davies.

Before the match there was a minute’s silence for the late Gareth Bryant, a Neyland RFC stalwart for many years.

Neyland: Patrick Bellerby, Henry McBeth, Tom Hughes, Alex Codd, Delme Bateman,  Dillen McGaffin, George Evans, Craig Power, Gavin Campbell, Luke Griffiths-Dawes, Mark James, Nathan Banner, Iestyn Evans, Owain Evans, Ben Williams. Replacements: Richard Joes, Jack Harries, Sam Cataki, Jack Richards, Mark Riley.

Cardigan: Tom Dunn, Kieran Hurley, Llyr Jones, Sion Hughes, Rhodri Davies, Emyr Harries, Gwern Phillips, Will Brice, Luke Palmer-Davies, Ben Hughes, Dean Harries, Dyfed Symmons, Tom Taylor; Bedwyr Davies, Osian Rees. Replacements: Will Delaney, Toby Neilson, Tristan Lewis, Sam Trevor, Evan Williams.