PONTYCYMER .............. 7 PORTHCAWL ............... 49
PONTYCYMER welcomed Porthcawl to Lawrence Park, for this encounter.
It was the visitors who had too much fire-power behind the scrum, with a very sharp back line, while the forwards were evenly matched up front.
The Seagulls had the best of the first half, flying in four converted tries, making it 28-0 at half-time. To the fore for the Lawrence Park oufit in the first half were skipper Andrew Harris and half backs Jonathan Parry and Ross Pearce.
Pontycymer started the second half the stronger, and soon were awarded a penalty try for their efforts, making it 28-7 on the scoreboard.
The Green & Ambers then pressed the Porthcawl line looking for another try, playing up towards the reservoir end, but came away with nothing to show for their efforts, after an encouraging 10-minute spell.
The visitors then ran in another three converted tries, making sure they were the team going into the hat for the third round draw next week at WRU headquarters. In defeat for Pontycymer none worked harder than flanker Scott Hampton and centre Kyle Galtry.
On Saturday Ponty- cymer travel to Cwrt Herbert, where they face Neath Athletic.
Porthcawl tries were scored by Jake Furness (3), Gareth Rees (2), Jake Thomas and Alex Davies. Josh White kicked all seven conversions.
The Seaweeds move on, still unbeaten, to meet old rivals Bridgend Sports in a vital league match, at the Bandstand Field on Saturday.
Pontycymer centre Kyle Galtry is tackled
Jake Furness on his way to his second try