A good Cambrian side edged out the Bluebirds in a tight, hard game, even though the margin of victory probably flattered them a little. The Cambrian side which lost 1-0 to the Bluebirds on the Bridge Meadow in October had looked an extremely skilful and strong outfit and had it not been for a poor run of results in August they would be pushing hard at the top of the table. As it was, this game, played on Cambrian’s 3G surface, produced a tight and goalless first half, with defences on top. Both sides had chances and both sides hit the post, with the Blues’ effort coming from the industrious Greg Walters, who had a very fine game. The game might well have continued to a goalless finish had it not been for a penalty award in the 55th minute. The Blues’ bench was adamant that the handball decision against Tim Hicks was a classic case of ball-to-hand, but referee Lewys Thomas, whose handling of the game generally was praised by both sides, chose on this occasion to award the penalty and Cambrian went a goal up as RICHARD FRENCH drove in the spot kick. This left the Bluebirds in the situation of chasing the game and they moved to a back three, to get men forward to press for the equaliser. They were then hit by a second goal, in the 70th minute after a fumble by keeper Conah McFenton, who let in a weak shot from LIAM REED, and there would be no way back from that. As so often happens in these cases, they were hit with a third goal in the 79th minute, as FRENCH got his second, and Cambrian were left with a victory they deserved but a scoreline which probably flattered them. With Llanelli’s game called off the Blues stay in first place and can at least reflect that the Reds still have to win the two games they have in hand and that there is plenty of season yet to go. The Bluebirds return to the Conygar Bridge Meadow on Saturday 17th February to play Penybont, kicking off at 2.30. County: Conah McFenton; Matthew Broome (Nicky Palmer, 65), Alaric Jones, Sean Pemberton, Tim Hicks, Ricky Watts, Greg Walters, Kristian Speake (Fraser Finlay, 80), Dan Williams, Steffan Williams (Declan Carroll, 80). Sub not used: Leon Luby.