Connacht's poor run continues with loss to Scarlets

That's despite an early try in their favour

 Niyi Adeolokun, Connacht

Niyi Adeolokun of Connacht scores his sides first try ©INPHO/Camerasport

Connacht's poor start to the Guinness Pro 12 season has continued with a 17-8 defeat to Scarlets.

Having lost their opening two fixtures of the campaign and then been in a losing position when their game against Zebre was abandoned and then postponed last Saturday, the reigning Pro 12 champions were hoping to bounce back with a win.

But Wales provided no respite from the bad results for Pat Lam's side.

They did make a good start against Scarlets however as Niyi Adeolokun scored a try on 22 minutes.

But the Welsh side responded with a converted try of their own through Liam Williams.

A Jack Carty penalty put Connacht 8-7 in front.

But another try from Williams, followed by a Rhys Patchell drop goal saw Scarlets pull away and hold on for victory.