Wales On Sunday - - SPORT ON SUNDAY -

MAESTEG Quins are fi­nally up and run­ning in the Na­tional Cham­pi­onship af­ter a 32-20 win over Bed­dau. 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.

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.

Lewis Hudd, An­drew Hughes and Josh Con­greve hit back for New- bridge 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 for Em­lyn.

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.

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.

In One North, cham­pi­ons Nant Conwy edged past Llangefni 31-26.

Gethin Roberts was at the dou­ble and was fol­lowed over by Car­wyn El­lis and Car­wyn Roberts. St­ef­fan Ho­ran added the rest with his boot.

Llangefni matched their four tries through Richard Foulkes (2), Greg Horse­man and Dave Jones.

Rhys Hughes added three con­ver­sions from the spot to clinch the los­ing bonus point.

Glyn­neath’s win­ning run in One West Cen­tral stretched to a fourth game as they beat Am­man­ford 19-0.

Jed O’Reilly, Aled Evans and James Parry all touched down for Glyn­neath, who were rel­e­gated from the Na­tional Cham­pi­onship last sea­son.

Mean­while, it was a good day for Felin­foel in One West as they beat Crymych 25-21 and saw near­est chal­lengers Whit­land lose 19-18 to Hendy.

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