Aberaeron 31 Cefneithin 0
League rugby returned to Parc Drefach on Saturday after a long period of 3 months. The void is very much the result of the few participating teams in Division 3 C West, with friendly games a poor substitute to maintain interest and momentum. No surprise therefore that it took Aberaeron a while to find their feet in this encounter before gaining the all important bonus point success. Heavy overnight frost had also been a risk factor but fortunately the hard work by the groundstaff on the much used surface earlier in the week proved to be the saving grace. Early pressure from Aberaeron was repelled by the visitors and they only has a Rhodri Jenkins penalty to show for the effort. Cefneithin were always dangerous on the break but the home defence stood firm which would have pleased the coaching staff. Relief came minutes from the break with pressure on the visitors line resulting in tries for Aaron Lewis and Sean Stephens, with both following rolling mauls near the try line. Another Jenkins penalty extended the advantage after the restart and a series of substitutions provided the spark to capitalise on the superiority. The half back partnership of Gareth James and Jenkins ensured that play was mostly in away territory but the introduction of Tudur Jenkins proved to be a masterpiece with the number 8 quickly claiming a brace of tries although he would be the first to appreciate the hard work of his fellow forwards, And to crown the afternoon there was much elation as Connor McCaffery took a short pass for his first try for the club. As much as there was pleasure from the 5 try salvo, there was just as much satisfaction for keeping a clean sheet, which is always the coaches dream and with 2 away games before the international break, the victory will hopefully provide the perfect fillip for further success.