NATIONAL LEAGUE RUGBY
MAESTEG Quins are finally up and running in the National Championship after a 32-20 win over Beddau.
They weren’t in action last weekend and had lost their other two games but the One West Central champions saw Sam Mines bag a brace and Dean Ronan add another try to set them up for victory.
Owen Howe wrapped up the points with his boot with a conversion and five penalties.
Cody Baker and Rhys Owens went over for winless Beddau, who saw Hywel Chatham boot 10 points.
At the top, it’s a two-way battle as Cardiff Met and Pontypool both bagged bonus-point victories.
Cardiff Met ran in five tries in their 38-0 win over newly promoted Ystrad Rhondda.
Chris Lewis, Luke Northmore, Zac Clow, Will Gibson and Harvey Scott all crossed over the whitewash.
Harry Johnston converted four of the five tries and also booted a penalty while Russell Bennett added another two points from the tee.
Reigning champions Pontypool kept pace with a 46-18 triumph over Newbridge.
Brendan Lampitt, Aaron Coundley, Craig Attwell, Craig Price, Danny Hodge and Rob Nash added to a penalty try to give Pooler’s tally a healthy look.
Matthew Jones supplied the other points from the tee with three conversions and a penalty.
Lewis Hudd, Andrew Hughes and Josh Congreve hit back for Newbridge with Eamonn Rees kicking a penalty.
Narberth, who started the day level on points with both Cardiff Met and Pontypool, also picked up a win, beating Newcastle Emlyn 15-3 but missed out on the bonus point.
Gethin Gibby and Nick Gale got the tries that handed Narberth the win. Ianto Griffiths added the other five points with his boot.
Shaun Leonard hit a penalty to make sure Emlyn put some points on the board.
Elsewhere, Tata Steel were beaten 21-8 by Trebanos.
Geraint Llewellyn went over for Tata while Lloyd Bradley struck a penalty but tries from Harry Davies and Rhys Thomas handed Trebanos the initiative.
Matthew Edwards completed the scoring with his boot.
Meanwhile, Rhys Davies kicked 11 points as Bedlinog saw off Rhydyfelin 16-11.
Nathan Huish claimed their try while Scott Pritchard bagged Rhydyfelin’s with Scott Lucas hitting two penalties.
Meanwhile, in One East Central Glamorgan Wanderers made it four wins from four with a narrow 10-8 victory at Bridgend Athletic.
Ross Pritchard notched Wanderers’ sole try with Luke Fish supplying the conversion and a penalty.
Ben Howe went over for Athletic while Josh Davies kicked a penalty but it was only enough for a losing bonus point.
Elsewhere, Penallta and Brynmawr continue to lead the way in One East.
The Pitmen were 26-7 victors over Blaenavon while Brynmawr thrashed Ynysybwl 52-14 to leave them both on 20 points.