Swalec Division Two West
Felinfiel 21 Builth Wells 17
BUILTH Wells staged a spirited second-half comeback bid, but it was not enough to surpass Felinfoel.
The home side trailed by 11 points at half-time, but rallied after the break only to fall five points shy of victory.
Wing Dan Thomas scored the only try of the first-half and although hooker Rhys Williams missed the conversion, he atoned with a brace of penalties.
The Builth fightback was led by No8 Ben Duggan, who epitomised the battling team spirit instilled at the Groe with a brace of second-half tries.
Full-back John Thurston added a penalty, while a try from second row Huw Thomas saw Builth Wells in the driving seat.
However Felinfoel were not to be denied with further tries from scrum-half Simon Delaney and Williams seeing their side prevail with the latter also adding three points with a penalty.
Coach Nic Howells said: “It was another case of being punished for our mistakes, which has been the story of our season unfortunately.
“We will stick together and hopefully cut out the individual errors which have undermined our season and start climbing the table.”
BUILTH WELLS: Healy, Morgan, Galea, A Thomas, H Thomas, A Duggan, Pugh, B Duggan, Beehan, Offa, Garrod, N Davies, Powell, G Davies, Thurston. Reps - Bayliss, Murray, Bastable, G Jones