Llanelli switched their home draw to Parc Mawr Bonymaen who provided excellent opposition and fine hospitality.
When Llanelli's full back Jordan Williams had scored a penalty, try and conversion within 14 minutes it looked as if the floodgates might open. However Bonymaen, superbly led by open side flanker Clancy were not going to roll over as they tore into the 14 times winners in defence and attack. Pacy wingers Rob Jones and Nathan Brookes touched down with Richard Cunniffe converting one. Greg George got Llanelli's other try which Jordan converted before adding a penalty for a 20-12 half time lead.
Both sides were trying to spread the ball wide but Llanelli's usual fluency seemed to be breaking down in midfield but nevertheless wings Ryan Bayliss and Bowdy Davies both touched down with Jordan converting one. Bonymaen's flying machine Nathan Brookes scored a couple of gems for the homesters to complete an outstanding hat rick of tries. Paul Warlow converted to bring the score to 32 -26. Then Diggy Bird finished the game with a penalty in this hard fought SWALEC Cup tie
Bonymaen 26 - 35 Llanelli RFC
Ring rusty Llanelli now go through to the next round of the SWALEC Cup which will be drawn on Tuesday with next round being played on February 18th.
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Beddau 16 - 15 Mountain Ash
Cardiff 34 - 16 Glamorgan Wanderers
Carmarthen Athletic 16 - 19 Bridgend Athletic
Carmarthen Quins 20 - 18 Bridgend
Cross Keys 10 - 9 Bedwas
Llandovery 0 - 3 Pontypridd
Llangennech 0 - 18 UWIC
Llanharan 14 - 45 Newbridge
Newport 13 - 26 Ebbw Vale
Pontypool 11 - 23 Neath
Swansea 36 - 22 Tondu
Tonmawr 16 - 9 Treorchy
Tredegar 19 - 32 Rumney