With the Parc Y Scarlets pitch in superb condition, the persistent rain did have some influence on the quality of this Principality Premiership game, which however, still turned out to be a good game.
Carmarthen were lead by BurryPort product Ian Jones who put pressure on his former team mates straight from the kick off.
James Dixon had the opportunity to put the first points on the board with an easy kick but surprisingly went for the corner. From the resulting lineout Llanelli turned them over and worked themselves up field only for Diggy Bird to grab his 46 metre penalty points.
Despite the unforced errors both sides were entertaining the crowd and Carmarthen drew level with a penalty from James Dixon after 28minutes.
Llanelli immediately went on the attack and a flowing movement inside the Quins 22 was 'killed' by hooker Ricky Guest who was shown the yellow card by eagle eyed Greg Morgan.
The 14 man Quins defence held firm and Llanelli could only muster another penalty from Diggy Bird to go in at half time, three points up.
Llanelli came out of the blocks in the second period and were starting to gradually dominate proceedings, But again the determined Quins defence was holding firm and it took two well constructed tries by Dale Ford and Chris Keenan both converted by Diggy to give the home team some leeway.
Carmarthen were grafting to get back into the game only to find the superb Llanelli defence, equal to the task.
Late in the game, two yellow cards issued for 'professional fouls' against Ed Price and Lawrence Reynolds saw the defence eventually crack as replacement Chris Banfield crossed for the final score of the match.
Llanelli RFC 20 - 8 Carmarthen Quins
Next up for Llanelli RFC will be Bridgend at Parc Y Scarlets on Friday 23rd November, 7.15pm kick off.