Cardiff put to one side the troubles which have left them and their regional side in a spot of bother this season, to secure a much-needed Premier Division victory over Llandovery at the Arms Park. Thankfully for Cardiff coaches Howard Stone and Mike Rayer there was an upturn in fortunes on this occasion as Llandovery were sent spinning to their sixth defeat in nine league games this term.
However, it was 26 minutes before either side had anything to shout about - Cardiff, who had knocked on the door for fully five minutes in the Llandovery 22, managed to keep the ball in hand long enough to ease in left-wing Nick Gill for a try that Chris Anderson converted from the touchline.
After almost half an hour of huff and puff, Cardiff had finally discovered themselves and as the Drovers struggled to stem the tide in midfield, Cardiff full-back Leon Andrews popped up on the shoulder of Liam Roberts to nip in for his side's second try.
Anderson once again converted, from a little closer this time, and that, despite a concerted effort from Llandovery in the remaining minutes of the half, was a lead they were never to relinquish.
A penalty from Anderson five minutes after the restart extended Cardiff's lead to 17 points and the home side rubbed salt into the already gaping wound when right-wing Elgan Jones took the outside line to score a try that Anderson, just for good measure, converted once again from the touchline.
The introduction of a fourth Scarlets player, prop Phil John, and two converted tries from Arwel Davies, gave Llandovery renewed heart in the final quarter, but by then it was all too little too late. The points belonged to Cardiff.