RHAYADER revived their Swalec Division Three East D campaign with 40-30 victory at Cwmcarn.

The Rams made the trip with a bare 15 man squad but still opened the scoring with captain Gareth Dodd barging over for a try inside the opening five minutes

Rhayader soon increased their lead with wing James Morgan crossing for a try.

The Gwent side reduced the arrears with a try of their own before Rhayader ended the half on top with a try from prop Kyle Stevens and new signing Tom Heard.

Rhayader lost scrum half Paul Griffiths to the sin bin early in the second-half with Cwmcarn capitalising with a brace of tries.

Dodd steadied the nerves with his second try of the day before player-coach Danny Davies celebrated his 17th try of the season.

Davies ruled out promotion with just one game remaining but insisted the Rams could reflect on a promising season with a Cambrian Training Mid Wales Cup semi-final against North Wales League Two champions COBRA on the horizon.

Davies said: “It been a long but successful season and it’s not over just year with the COBRA game ahead

“The club has come on leaps and bound since almost folding last season. We’ve beaten most teams in Mid Wales and that in itself is a huge achievement.”

Meanwhile Llandrindod Wells handed Cardiff Saracens a fright before slipping to a 14-12 defeat in division three east central C.

An early try and conversion from Mark Ames saw the capital side open the deadlock.

The hosts responded with some strong running by the pack and carries by Steve Brown, Tom Duggan, Richard Watkins and skipper Josh Hammond leading to space being created for hooker Aled Price to cross with the conversion from Ashley Hammond missed.

The Cardiff side restored their cushion at the start of the second-half with a try from Nathan Angell, converted by Ames.

The Budgies refused to wilt and when Rob Davies’ kick caused confusion in the visitors ranks it was left to Jake Hammond to race home the try with Ashley Hammond converting.

Llandrindod laid siege in the final stages but Saracens regained their composure to see out the game.

Club spokesman Jon Duggan said: “This has been a really positive season.”