Carmarthen Quins 61 Bridgend Athletic 6
The Quins celebrated their one hundredth Welsh Cup encounter with a dazzling nine try display.
The playing conditions were a little less harsh than last week but the wind played an important part without the driving rain.
Having won the toss the Quins gave the visitors the use of the elements in the opening half, and they were quick to take advantage of this when Steve Lewis put over two penalties in the space of 8 minutes to put Bridgend 6 nil ahead. Sadly for them that would be their last score of the encounter. This setback was answered by a period of Quins pressure and when forwards and backs combined Number 8 Luke Joseph broke through two tackles to cross near the Vicarage corner. Craig Evans narrowly missed the conversion but this was to be his last miss of the afternoon.
More Quins control led to play being taken into the visitors 22 and Rhys Williams broke away to pass inside for Ellis Lloyd to go over.
The Quins pack were dominating affairs and after 26 minutes Ryan Elias powered away from a maul to score. The visitors missed with two penalty chances before a move down the right led to Connor Lloyd taking an inside pass to score a fine try. Evans converted, giving the Quins an interval lead 0f 26 - 6
With the wind at their backs the Quins supporters were confident of an entertaining second half, and this is what they witnessed. Prop Gareth Thomas used his strength to crash over after just six minutes.
More Quins possession was capitalised on when a 70 meter move ended with Jason Harries going over. Ellis Lloyd was the next to score and Evans took his tally into double figures with the conversion.
Javan Sebastian made a storming 30 meter charge only to be stopped inches short, however the ball was moved left for Ellis Lloyd to complete his hat trick of tries. Craig Evans took the score passed the half century mark with the kick
More slick passing gave Rhys Thomas the chance to go over for the games last try.
This win means that the Quins go into the hat for the quarter final on Tuesday
This performance must put them in good heart for the league encounter with Bedwas next Saturday in the Park.
Report by Alan Bowen