The Scarlets Under 18s warmed up for their WRU Age Grade final showdown with the Ospreys next weekend with a morale boosting 13-7 victory over the Dragons at Risca.
Having already qualified from the pool, the visitors completed the double over the Gwent regions thanks to Dale Ford.
The outstanding centre, who has been an ever present in the side this season, kicked two penalties before the interval and converted his own try in the second half.
The Dragons put up some stern resistance and a converted try after the break kept them within touching distance of a Scarlets side led superbly well by No.8 and captain Steffan Phillips.
On Friday, the Scarlets Under 16s entertain Blues South at Kidwelly (2.30) needing to defeat their visitors with a bonus point and without conceding a losing bonus point.
Scarlets U16: L Treharne; G Hunter, L Harbatt, R James, P Rushesha; J Williams, R Williams; G Thomas, S O'Leary, S Lee, D Evans, J Gardiner, R Bloomfield (capt), O Powell, C Morris. Replacements: N Bowen, A Williams, D George, D Coleman, J Iles, R Evans. M Jenkins.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.