The Villagers of Dinas Powys returned to winning ways with a well deserved victory away at Blackweir, home of St Josephs RFC, outscoring their hosts by four tries to three in a gripping encounter.

The match mirrored the earlier contests of the Villagers' league matches with scoring chances created and squandered with alarming regularity whilst their opponents took every chance to register points on the scoreboard.

Dinas Powys dominated the first ten minutes of the match with fine line breaks from centres Sam Middlemiss and Mike Smith creating opportunities for Jim Wiltshire and Rhys Evans on the wings. A dropped pass and a hack downfield gave the St Josephs their first visit to their opponents half and with hurried ball from a retreating scrum, the home outside half manufactured a deft chip through for his flanker to fall upon the ball for the first score of the game.

Dinas Powys responded with a sustained period of pressure and a stunning break by Rhys Evans on the left wing started the move that would result in a marvellous team try.

The ball was fed on to Mike Smith who transferred to full back Will Hargreaves.

The debutant passed to right wing Wiltshire who crossed in the right corner.

Dinas Powys appeared to be gaining the upper hand and the powerful front row of props Andrew O'Mallia and Caleb Robinson and hooker Tom 'Tank' Baister were giving the bulky home front row a torrid time at the scrum. The wingers were receiving plenty of the ball as Dinas Powys moved the ball from side to side across the pitch.

The quality of the defences at division one level is exceptional and no way through could be found and the men from Dinas Powys had to settle for a penalty converted by fly half Ben White to provide them with the narrowest of leads 7-8 with only five minutes of the first half remaining.

The restart gave the home side a rare foothold in the Dinas half and yet again when their attack appeared to have been nullified a stunning pass off the floor by the home scrum half provided their outside half with an unexpected chance and the gifted runner breezed under the posts before adding the conversion to restore the lead for the home side. Dinas Powys needed inspiration and turnover ball gained by flanker Ryan Shallish allowed skipper Baister to show a smart turn of pace on an arching 30 metre burst and lead his men away from their own half.

The resulting home lineout was stolen by the exceptional Gareth 'Gazza' Williams who charged away from the set play on a 20 metre charge.

Middlemiss was in support and a perfect pass to Shallish allowed the enthusiastic flanker to crash over in the right hand corner. The conversion from the touchline was added by White and Dinas Powys led by 14-15 at half time.

The lead was shortlived as St Josephs scored their third try within minutes of the restart as a clearance kick found the home right wing in space and with two passes completed the home outside centre crossed for the score.

The torment and confusion amongst the large contingent of travelling supporters was obvious as again as Dinas trailed their hosts by 19-15.

The rain started to fall more heavily and the contest became more static which appeared to favour the heavier more experienced home pack who kept the ball within their grasp and enjoyed the majority of territory and possession during the third quarter of the match. Their dominance was rewarded with a converted penalty kick and the youthful Dinas side faced a huge challenge as they entered the final quarter trailing by 22-15.

The rain eased but the tension increased as Dinas strained for the vital score.

Veteran second row Matt Knibbs was the fulcrum that aided in this process as he controlled the ball at the back of a powerful rolling maul before feeding to Baister who like a raging bull with a bad head crashed over for a vital try with White adding the conversion the score stood at 22-22.

Watching the high octane brand of rugby played by Dinas is only for those of a sound constitution and with time running away some sides may have felt their day was done but the spirit and belief in this side saw them throw everything at their gallant hosts.

Middlemiss, Wiltshire, O'Mallia and flanker Corey Imperatto pounded the visitors defence but it was good work at the breakdown by replacement prop Luke Dyer that freed the ball that allowed the Dinas three quarters to probe from side to side before creating the overlap that released replacement Nathan Williams on the left wing to score the winning try.

A fitting and thrilling fourth try for the Dinas that allowed them to return to Dinas Powys with five vital league points after a stunning comeback .

The "Dingoes" gained a 50-13 victory away from home at Cardiff Quins/

A fine team performance resulted in a seven try demolition that included a hat trick for team stalwart Mark Goode.