Lampeter started the game strongly, but were thwarted by a resilient home pack. Great offloading in the tackle led to an early try for nimble full back Nikki Lanslers.
Welshpool pressed from the restart but were unable to break down the stiff Lampeter defensive line time and time again.
Great handling from the Lampeter backs resulted in centre Tracy Evendon crashing over in the corner. The home side refused to let their discipline and spirits drop, but the Lampeter, brimming with confidence, began to look dangerous, keen to run the ball on every occasion.
Great interplay between forwards and backs provided a second try for Lanslers. At this point Lampeter lost Evendon to a blood injury which did not seem to phase the side as replacement Bee Sayers raced in under the posts after a top drawer offload by improving centre Sandra Bollpit. Evendon returned to the action only to suffer a crunching tackle from her opposite number resulting in her being stretchered off the field with suspected fractured ribs.
The second half witnessed a fine fightback from the home side with them tightening up their defensive line and really making Lampeter scrap for possession. The home side began putting some neat phases together of their own as Lampeter seemed to tire somewhat, yet against the run of play Lampeter broke down the blindside for scrum-half Aiasha Aroussia to score a length of the field touchdown with Sayers finally slotting a conversion.
From the restart Welshpool pressed yet handling errors proved their downfall, with Lampeter taking full advantage through Claire Davies. Two more tries came from the Lampeter backs ,one for powerful fly-half Jess Turner who weaved her way past would be tacklers and a final try came for Sayers.
Sandwiched between these tries Welshpool had played some great rugby which really troubled the Lampeter side. A training ground move saw the home Number 8 ,Cathy Green pick up a channel one ball and sprint 20 metres for a fine individual try in the corner providing the home side with a try they fully deserved showing their never say die attitude.
As far as Lampeter are concerned they will return to North Road with a lot to work on, especially at the breakdown area. What had pleased Coach Brinley Smydde was the marked improvement in the handling and tackling of the backs with the back three of Lanslers, Hannah Bailet and Woman of The Match Tasha Goodwine really outstanding both in defence and attack.
Lampeter know that their fixture against Croesyceiliog in the semi-final come April will be a much tougher game, yet home advantage will ensure that Lampeter will have all their players available and ready to make history.
Training nights are at the Club on Thursday nights at 7pm. Any new players interested in playing the game are welcome to attend.