A driving lineout try by Ronnie Kynes converted by Matty Lewis ensured that the 2015 league winners maintained their 100% record whilst extending their lead at the top to seven points. Kings of the Championship Pontypool sent out a message to the table toppers with a five-star display as they thrashed Glamorgan Wanderers 50-3.
The Ely-based side couldn’t compete with the physicality of Leighton James’ Pooler as they crossed the line seven times. A driving lineout try by Ashley Sweet and a 60 metre try that included six offloads, finished by Adam Stratton were the pick of the bunch.
Tries from Luke Haines and Damien James were not enough for Ystalyfera as they found themselves on the wrong side of a 21-15 score line against Bedwas. A superb try from Lewis Bowden as he jinxed through a small gap and a driving maul try by Matt Dwyer were the standout moments from a strong Bedwas side who now sit second in the table.
Neath moved up to third in the table with a convincing 34-19 win over Maesteg Quins. Both sides were evenly matched in the first 40 minutes, but tries from Sion Crocker and Jacob Blackmore gave Neath a three point lead at the interval. But three second half tries including a penalty try ensured Patrick Horgan’s side made it four wins from five as they look to close the gap on Bedwas in second place.
There were also wins for mid table Cross Keys and Cardiff Met, whilst Beddau secured their first victory of the season. In Division One East, Monmouth continue to struggle as they suffered an 18-26 loss to Bedlinog.
The home side have now only won one of their 6 league games as tries from Craig Davies, Andrew Murphy and two by star man Sam Farer-Evans saw Bedlinog win their second game of the season. Despite well worked tries by Christian Davies and Ryan Evans from an offload carry, it was Crymych who came away 29-14 winners against Felinfoel as tries from Osian Hill, Matthew Freebury and Carwyn Rees sent Crymych to third in the Division One West table, two points above The Foel.
Elsewhere, Glynneath secured their third win from four this season with a 28-13 win over Bridgend Athletic and Rhydyfelin moved above Cambrian Welfare in the table with a 16-3 win.