Sunday 15th January finally saw our under 13s play their Carmarthenshire Cup Quarter final against Newcastle Emlyn. The scene was set on a winters morning in Carmarthen Park for a keenly contest game.Newcastle Emlyn kicked off and the game was played at a pace worthy of senior standard which both teams vying for supremacy and making inroads whenever they had ball in hand. Emlyn took first blood with a penalty that seemed to settle their nerves first and through further plays and some good handling they pressed the Quins line to bundle over for an unconverted try to extend their lead. Try as they may the Quins were met with a resolute defence and suffered a couple of turnovers. It was Emlyn who scored again tbrough an interception which again went unconverted. Half time came and the Quins (Under 12s Regional Champions) were under the cosh and 13 nil down. The half time pep talk seemed to work and the Quins were industrious and kept ball close and used w me forwards to go through the phases and make ground upfield which eventually resulted in a try from close range for centre Keane Turner converted by Macs Hastings. Not to be out done after a penalty Emlyn kicked for touch and through their bigger pack trundled over for a try on the corner that again went unconverted. Not letting their heads drop the Quins fought back and great interlinking work between several pairs of hands for backs and forwards Macs Hastings saw a gap on the blindside and he scampered over for a try that he converted. With time ticking on towards the end the Quins had the bit between their teeth and were going at Emlyn wave after wave and some thought this was going to be a copy of the Carmarthenshire Cup final result where the Quins scored late to take the win but alas it wasn’t to be and following a turnover the referee blew his final whistle to bring an end to a contest watched by a sizeable crowd for a mini and junior game and Emlyn ran out winners 18pts to 14pts. They now gave furnace United in the next round whole burry Port face Llandovery on the other cup semi final and we wish them all the very best. The Quins move on to the plate competition where they will face Penybanc in the preliminary round so they still Have their sights on silver ware. The squad that represented the Quins with pride on Sunday was Dan Evans Cai Davies Efan Reading Bedwyr Bishop Celt Evans Rhys Evans Caleb Morris Sion Jones Macs Morgan Macs Hastings Macsen Lawicki Ioan James Keane Turner Jac Johnson Rhys James Jack wells Joe Gascgoine Louie Thomas Iolo Beaumont-Morgan Rhys Welford Special thanks to long time club supporters Mike and Sue Evans for sponsoring the game all at the Under 13s are appreciative of your assistance in allowing us to play on the park. The young Quins side will go again and will dust themselves off having learned from this fixture and will be keen to put their stamp on future games.