NA­TIONAL LEAGUE RUGBY

Cynon Valley - - SPORT -

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.

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