Division Three West A: Llangwm 10-7 Cardigan 

Llangwm ended a 23 year wait as for the first time since 1996 they won on the opening day - and at the same time notched a first win over Cardigan since ten years before that in 1986.

Coach Bruce Evans still wasn't completely satisfied with the display but still, was understandably delighted by his side's start.

“We had four clear scoring opportunities in the first half but led only 5-0,” Evans told Telegraph Sport.

“We went down 7-5 second half but then showed real character to go back up the field for the deciding score - and then we hung on.

“Cardigan are a young side who will get better as the season goes on. But we took them on and it’s a great start for us.”

It was acting skipper Josh Hicks who scored their opening try and went close several times, whilst Cardigan's stand out performer was Andrew Fletcher, the 42-year-old forward coming on early and playing well up front.

It was The Wasps who made the better start as they played down the slope at Pill Parks and Hicks created two clear-cut chances with 40 metre runs but he was unable to find support and the chances were gone as Cardigan scrambled desperately.

Luke Hayman missed a penalty and a lovely break by full back Matthew Lewis put Dan Morgan into space but the winger was held up inches short – and good work from Lewis Murphy and Adam Williams saw the home side have several other close-range probes before Hicks finally crashed through in the left corner. Hayman’s well-struck conversion hit the upright.

Llangwm kept going close without success as scrum half Ollie Davies was inches short of the line and so was Jason Mock, another who had a good game up front alongside James Lewis, Dave Reynolds and the rest.

But at half time Cardigan were still in it and soon after the re-start as full back Iwan John made a break and quick hands from Matthew Roebuck, Llyr Jones and Kester Adams saw centre Geraint Williams outpace the cover to score at the posts. Llyr Jones converted.

Llangwm however, brought Ian Griffiths, Yale Grice and Steve Lewis off the bench and they made an impact, and eventually a series of close-range scrums from resulted in Lewis Murphy going over in the corner.

Hayman missed the conversion and a penalty chance and in a tense finale Cardigan had their chances, but the final whistle saw The Wasps understandably thrilled.

It sets them up nicely for their derby battle at Haverfordwest next week, while Cardigan host St Davids.

Llangwm: Matthew Lewis, Dan Morgan, Lewis Murphy, Adam Williams, Kieran Barclay, Luke Hayman, Ollie Davies, Will Scriven, Phil Llewellin, Gavin Jones, Dave Reynolds, Jason Mock, James Lewis, Rhys Thomas, Josh Hicks (capt). Replacements: Ian Griffiths, Yale Grice, Matt Lewis, Steve Rees, James Griffiths.

Cardigan: Iwan John, Gwern Phillips, Geraint Williams, Gruff Lewis, Rhodri Davies, Llyr Jones, Matthew Roebuck, William Bryce, Ben Cox, Ben Hughes, Kester Adams, Dyfed Simmonds, Sion Phillips, Osian Rees, Tom Taylor (capt). Replacements: Phil Atwell, Gwyndaf James, Ifan Morgan, Andrew Fletcher, Luke Palmer-Davies, Rob Connolly.