Bedlinog ........ 12 Pon­ty­pool ...... 31

The Rugby Paper - - British Rugby -

PON­TY­POOL put the fi­nal stamp on their Na­tional Cham­pi­onship ti­tle as they made it 21 wins from 22 games, and broke through the 800-point bar­rier with their tri­umph at Bedlinog.

The home side took the lead with a try from hooker Nathan Huish and were still in touch at the break af­ter wing Rhys Walker had crossed for a sec­ond to cut the gap to two points.

The cham­pi­ons, play­ing down the hill with the wind in the first half, held their nerve and hit back with tries from lock Ash­ley Gib­son and a drop goal and two penal­ties from Kieran Meek.

Bedlinog lost flanker Luke Mor­gan and No. 8 An­drew Mur­phy to yel­low cards ei­ther side of the in­ter­val and were forced to play with 13 men for five min­utes.

Pooler took their chance and a penalty try and a Marc Thor­ley touch­down took them clear.

Ben Sparks added the bonus-point try be­fore the end to take them past the 800-point land­mark to com­plete a very suc­cess­ful sea­son.

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