Aberavon Quins 17 Builth Wells 14

BUILTH Wells fell agonisingly short in defeat at league leaders Aberavon Quins.

The Bulls paid the price for a lack of composure as the home side capitalised to claim a slender win.

The inform Rob Lloyd kicked Builth ahead with a penalty before a period of sustained pressure led to a line-out drive and try from Josh Price, converted by Kyle Broom.

Veteran full-back Lloyd kept Builth in the hunt with a penalty to bring his side within a point of the hosts at the break.

Builth centre Steffan Towns was tackled just short of the try line as the visitors started the second-half on top but soon led when the home side were punished for ill discipline with a yellow card and Lloyd capitalised by landing a drop goal

Builth looked to build on their lead but wasted opportunities allowed the Quins back into the game with a penalty from Broom.

The hosts regained their lead with a try from wing Rhys Edmunds, converted by Broom.

However Builth refused to surrender and reduced the arrears with a try from Ben Pugh following an unstoppable driving maul but the usually reliable boot of Lloyd failed to add the extras.

Builth continued to pile forward in search of a breakthrough but had to be content with a losing bonus point as the Quins held out.

BUILTH: T Davies, Pugh, Price, L Evans, Morris, Brown, Samuel, Beehan, Williams, G Jones, Baggett, Towns, T Davies, Powell, Lloyd. Reps - R Jones, Parry, Morgan, G Davies, Lewis, Nixon.