Llanelli 14-30 Carmarthen
Given the terrible weather conditions both sides made this regional clash an exciting, entertaining affair. In the end it was the very strong Quins bench that proved the difference as the Quins maintained their impressive start in phase two of the Premiership.
The Quins outside half Steff Marshall slotted an early penalty but they failed to gather the restart and Llanelli second row gathered the loose ball and ran in from outside the visitors 22metre line for the games first try. Mid way through the half Ioan Hughes kicked his first penalty goal to extend the home teams lead. But within five minutes two tries from the visitors turned the game on its head. Centre Scott Lloyd crossed wide out and then hooker Rodney Clancy finished off a five metre lineout / rolling maul. The Quins lead was reduced to two points when they infringed at a ruck and Hughes slotted his second goal of the game. At the half Llanelli 11 - 13 Quins.
The second half started well for the home side and again Hughes proved decisive with his goal kicking to put the home side in front. A period of stalemate ensued as both sides had opportunities to score but it wasn't until the final quarter that the Quins regained the lead when Marshall kicked his second penalty of the game. Both coaches rang the changes and in the final ten minutes or so, the visitors gained the upper hand in the set piece. The Quins scored two tries, replacement Jack Price and former Llanelli player Nick Reynolds ( both converted by Marshal) completed the scoring and earned the visitors their bonus point victory.
So, Llanelli are still looking for their first win and must try again next Friday in Rodney Parade against Newport.