CARDIGAN picked up their fifth win of the season on Saturday (Feb 19) as they beat Llangwm 6-12 at Pill Parks.
The heavy pitch made running rugby difficult but it didn’t stop Cardigan taking the lead half way through the first half with no 10 Llyr Jones breaking through the Llangwm defence to score under the posts. Llyr picked himself up to convert his own try to give the visitors a 7-0 lead.
Llangwm responded with a penalty through Luke Hayman to reduce the deficit to 3-7 at the break.
Both sides battled hard on the heavy pitch in the second half and Cardigan increased their lead with their second try through no.6 Kester Adams.
The conversion was missed but the visitors now held a nine-point lead.
Hayman added a second penalty late on to bring the score to 6-12 but that proved to be the end of the scoring.
The scoreline did at least earn Llangwm a losing bonus point but it is Cardigan who will now be looking up the table having closed the gap to the top four.
They now sit a point behind fourth placed Lampeter Town who they will host in two weeks time on Saturday, March 5.