Cardiff ran into a storm and a determined Carmarthen Quins side at The Parc on Saturday.
Quins, who were unbeaten in the League so far the season were looking to extend their run of five games but had to contend with the elements in the first half as the Blue & Blacks played into a strong wind. And it was the home side who got on the board first.
A speculative up and under swirled around in the wind. No one from the visiting team claimed the ball and as it bounced it was hacked on by Dion Jones who fell on it over the line. Dan Jones added the extras. Cardiff forced their way back into the game shortly after when Dean Gunter was on target with a penalty following a line out offence, but Quins extended their advantage when Cardiff strayed offside at a ruck, Dan Jones again on target.
The Blue & Blacks were on the wrong end of several penalties awarded by Mr Whitehouse and just could not get a foothold in Quins territory despite having the wind behind them, their only rewards were two further Gunter penalties. But it was the home side who had the last score of the first half when Jones landed a close range drop goal for a 13-9 lead.
The second half saw conditions worsen as the wind was joined by rain which blew straight into the faces of the visitors. The ball also became very difficult to control and when the Blue & Blacks coughed it up infront of the posts Quins took advantage. A scrum was wheeled for No8 Rory Gallagher to peel off he slipped the ball inside to Rhodri Wells to score. Craig Evans added the extras.
The rest of the second half was littered with errors as the conditions became worse. The only further score was a Gethin Robinson try near the end, but the game was already over as a contest by then.