South Wales Echo
A TRY from Tomos Phillips enabled Crymych to topple Yr Hendy 13-10 and allow Newcastle Emlyn to take over at the top of Admiral One West.
Adam Phillips added a conversion, penalty and drop-goal to inflict only the second defeat of the campaign on the visitors. Crymych’s victory took them to within a point of Hendy in second.
Title-chasing Emlyn made it six wins out of six with a hard-fought 30-26 triumph at Llanelli Wanderers. They are now a point clear at the top.
There was drama in the One West Central clash at Birchgrove, where the home side snatched victory against Waunarlwydd. Down 13-7 with time running out, Birchgrove won a penalty and kicked down the line. It was all or nothing and Steff Castle came up with a try before a match-winning conversion made it 14-13. The other home try was scored by Liam Richards.
In One North, Nant Conwy showed why they sit at the top as they won 45-0 at home against Llangefni. There was a hat-trick for Sion Pringle, two from Rhydian Jones and one from Carwyn Ellis. The win keeps Nant Conwy four points clear of reigning champions Llandudno. They ran out 45-21 victors at Bethesda, while Bala won 20-15 at home against Pwllheli to leapfrog them into fourth. Ruthin beat Caernarfon 47-25.
Penallta strode to a 64-33 win at Monmouth to stretch their lead at the top of One East to nine points. William Keep scored twice for the visitors as did Geraint Powell for the home side.
Brynmawr are into second thanks to their 19-17 home win over Pontypool United. Tries from Josh Congreve, Mitchell Rankin and Adam Lane steered Mawr to victory. Liam Butler converted two.
Tries from Tom and Chris Maton and Marvin Hutchings helped One East Central leaders Rumney hold on to top spot in a 22-5 home win over St Joseph’s. Chris Maton also kicked a conversion and penalty.