Division One West: Crymych 20-10 Yr Hendy

Crymych turned in a great team display to see off Yr Hendy at the Parc Lloyd Thomas ground and in the process, moved out of the bottom two.

Returning No 8 Osian Davies was named man of the match after a barn storming display, but in truth it was a real collective effort from the Preseli Men as they controlled matters throughout.

They led 13-3 at half time with No 10 Ifan Phillips getting the opening try, hacking through a loose ball and just about beating teammate Laurence Headlam to the touch down.

Phillips converted his own score and also landed two penalties, with Rhydian Morris kicking three points for the visitors.

The home side crossed again after the interval when good hands from hooker Carwyn Rees put flanker Richard Sharp-Williams over on the blind side, and Phillips again added the extras.

Yr Hendy did get a second half try themselves through Gareth Thomas and Morris converted, but it was Crymych who deservedly ended a run of five straight league defeats.

“The boys really played well – everyone was up for it today,” said team manager Iwan James.

“It was a massive improvement on recent weeks.”