Division One West: Pembroke 18-26 Llangennech

Yet again Pembroke were left ruing what might have been as they led late on against Llangennech only to end up with nothing.

In tough conditions, it was the visitors who made a storming start when two minutes in winger Tom Davies went over for a try that full back Tom Neale converted.

But then the Scarlets took control, and from a driving lineout second row Dom Colman touched down in the corner.

The same player repeated the feat before half time when hooker Seamus Wiseman again hit his man at the lineout and a concerted forward drive gave Colman his second unconverted score.

It stayed 10-7 until the 65th minute when the visitors hit back with a try by winger Tom Barnes, but a Toby Smith penalty immediately had Pembroke back 13-12 in front.

Bu then came the decisive moment as Pembroke pushed for another score only to cough up possession, and Barnes raced 50 metres upfield to set up an attack from which No 8 Jordan Saunders scored and Neale converted.

Llangennech’s replacement prop Brandon Lee then crossed and Neale again goaled to make it 13-26 to effectively end the contest.

But more drama was to come when from the final play Pembroke second row Will Edwards grabbed a try but in the swirling wind, Smith’s conversion drifted agonisingly wide which meant no bonus point for the Scarlets.

“Yet again it was a game that got away,” said Pembroke forwards coach Kyle Davies.

“But their bench was strong. They brought two props on at the hour mark and that proved crucial.”

Pembroke: Lewis Davies, Shaun Dalling, Tom Harding-Jones, Toby Smith, Luke Hartland, Kyran Gray, Tom Lewis, Lloyd Davies, Seamus Wiseman, Johnny Palmer, Dom Colman, Scott Palmer (capt), Will Edwards, Jack Mason, Rhodri Waters. Replacements: Shane Gwyther, Jack Smythe, Harry Dawe, Barry Alderman-John, Geraint Powell.