THE Old Gold powered to a first away win of the season, beating Aberystwyth Town 3-0 at Newtown's Latham Park.
The hosts started purposefully with Luke Borrelli's early strike off-target and Joe Clarke tested Lee Idzi with a long range lob.
At the other end a Kieran Lewis corner was headed wide by ex-Aber striker Mark Jones and Carmarthen were then gifted an early lead when a cross from the right was headed into his own net by the unfortunate Will Bell.
The game now swung in Carmarthen's favour and they went on to dominate the next period with Lewis Harling bringing a great save out of Dominic Richards.
Dave Vincent tested the Seasiders' keeper with a header and Declan Carroll also went close.
Geoff Kellaway was trying to create openings for the home side but there was precious little room in midfield for Aber to develop more than half chances.
A late first half rally from Aber saw Kurtis March send a shot just wide, Sam Rodon head wide from a Chris Jones corner and Kellaway flashing a shot wide before Rodon was denied by a goal line clearance, but for their disciplined performance Carmarthen deserved the lead at half time.
The hosts threatened again early in the second half with cross after cross being fired into the Carmarthen box, but to no avail.
Bell headed over from another Jones corner, as did Rodon from a subsequent set piece.
Meanwhile at the other end a great save from Richards denied Carroll, then back came Aber with Kellaway setting up Blake Davies and Borrelli also threatening the visitors' keeper.
However, streetwise Carmarthen killed the game 20 in when Mark Jones slid Lewis down the right flank and he finished confidently to make it 2-0.
Blake Davies drew a save from Idzi before Carmarthen applied the killer blow as Jones ran to the touchline and pulled the ball back for Liam Thomas to score the third and seal the points.
CARMARTHEN TEAM Lee Idzi, Daniel Sheehan, Dave Vincent, Lee Surman, Jordan Knott, Declan Carroll, Ceri Morgan, Lewis Harling (Craig Hanford 73), Kieran Lewis, Mark Jones (Matthew Thomas 76), Liam Thomas (Luke James-Raymond 88).
Subs not used Dwaine Bailey, Danny Thomas, Iwan Roberts.
Cards (Y) Jones (59), Liam Thomas (70), Vincent (81), Surman (84).
Goals Will Bell, og (10), Kieran Lewis (64), Liam Thomas (71).