Division Three West A: Haverfordwest 23-21 Aberaeron

Haverfordwest and Aberaeron showed why they are two of the top teams in the league with an intense clash before a late penalty by home skipper Mikey Jones saw his team take the verdict.

The game was help up for almost 40 minutes straight from the kick off, when Aberaeron second row Richard Francis went down after an accidental head injury

But when play resumed there was no shortage of action as Morgan Llewellyn scored a good try for Aber which was converted by Rhydian Jenkins alongside two penalties.

At the other end Blues’ skipper Matty Phillips crossed for an unconverted try and talented young winger Jack Evans sped through for a try alongside a Jones conversion.

Evans also crossed the whitewash in the second half and Jones duly converted but back came Aber with a penalty for Jenkins and try for winger Ifan Slinger which nudged them ahead by 21-20.

But with just minutes remaining a concerted attack by The Blues saw them awarded a penalty and skipper Jones held his nerve to settle issue and move into third place in the table.

Aberaeron’s promotion hopes now seem to have evaporated but they still have their match against Fairwater, the Cardiff-based outfit,  in the semi-final of the WRU National Bowl, which will be held on a neutral ground in March.

Haverfordwest: Rhys Baker, Unaia Balekinasiga, Jake Evans, Mike Jones, Jack Evans, Elgan Roberts, Lee Summons, Terry Lovell, Jamie Zambass, Tom Carrington, Will Blackburn, Lewis Tingay, Jack Clancy, Matty Phillips (capt), Liam Brown. Replacements: Ashley George, Jonny White, Geraint Sargent, Gareth John, Richard Little.