LAUGHARNE remain in contention for a second place finish after they saw off Neyland at the Athletic Ground on Saturday (Mar 23).
They didn’t have it all their own way however as Neyland, whose side featured a couple of players that hadn’t played for a few years, held a 14-10 lead at the break with two converted tries.
George Evans and Patrick Bellerby both got their names on the score sheet while Evans added the two conversions.
Laugharne’s first try came from Rhys Thomas but the conversion was missed.
Tom Jameson added the visitors’ second try in the first half but again the conversion was unsuccessful.
Early in the second half Laugharne scored their third unconverted try through Rhodri Rees.
The visitors then missed a drop goal attempt as they continued to push forward looking for a bonus point try.
The All Blacks then had a man sent to the sin bin after a number of infringements but that only served to galvanise the home side.
They pushed forward looking for a score that would have put them ahead but Laugharne defended well to keep them out.
With time running out Laugharne searched desperately for their fourth try and the eventually got it with Carl Smith credited with the pushover try.
This time Jameson added the extras to also deny Neyland a losing bonus point, leaving coach Gary Price delighted with the five-point win.
The win means Laugharne are now just four points off second placed Haverfordwest with two games in hand on them.
On Saturday (Mar 30), Neyland are away in Aberaeron while Laugharne visit Llanybydder who themselves are only six points off the top two.