NA­TIONAL LEAGUES

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT ON SUNDAY -

PONTYPOOL went six points clear in the WRU Na­tional Cham­pi­onship with a 29-24 bonus-point vic­tory at Tre­banos.

The league lead­ers led 12-10 at the turn­around thanks to Scott Matthews’ un­con­verted score along with a penalty try. Sam Davies scored in the first half for Tre­banos, with Matthew Ed­wards con­vert­ing as well as kick­ing a penalty.

Then, in the sec­ond half, Lloyd Lewis scored for his eighth try of the sea­son, con­verted by Matthew Lewis to make it 19-10 be­fore Craig At­twell se­cured the bonus point and Jordan Thomas darted over for a fifth Pontypool try. A late rally from Tre­banos, who were awarded two penalty tries, saw them take some­thing from the clash.

Cardiff Met­ro­pol­i­tan Univer­sity slipped to a sur­prise 17-16 de­feat at home by Bedlinog. An­drew Mur­phy scored the Bedlinog try while Dan Parry booted four penal­ties. Met’s try was scored by An­drew Nurse, con­verted by Rus­sell Ben­nett, who also added three penal­ties.

Else­where, third-placed Ystrad Rhondda moved to within a point of Met as they beat Nar­berth 20-13 at Gel­li­galed Park. Ryan How­ells and Kur­tis Wil­liams scored a try in each half for Ystrad with both scored con­verted by Corey Shep­hard who also booted two penal­ties.

New­bridge won for just the sec­ond time this sea­son, 25-20 at Bed­dau. Matthew Davies was at the dou­ble with Chris Fran­cis also go­ing over. Sam Withers kicked two con­ver­sions and a penalty while Ea­monn Rees also slot­ted a penalty.

Tata Steel edged Rhy­dyfe­lin 26-25 while the sched­uled match be­tween bot­tom club New­cas­tle Em­lyn and Maesteg Quins was post­poned due to the weather.

Rhi­w­bina made it six wins out of seven in One East Cen­tral with a 13-10 suc­cess at Di­nas Powys.

Af­ter two penal­ties from Lewis Pearce, Loren Quick in­ter­cepted and dashed fully 50 yards to the line to touch down. Pearce also added the ex­tras.

Corey Im­per­ato got the try for Di­nas, which was con­verted by Sam Mid­dle­miss who also kicked a penalty as they bagged a los­ing bonus point.

Moun­tain Ash, who be­gan the week­end just a point be­hind Rhi­w­bina, were nar­rowly beaten 16-15 at Rum­ney – who jump from fourth to sec­ond. Lewis Mills and Harry Jar­ret scored Rum­ney’S two un­con­verted tries while Re­gan Ma­honey did kick two penal­ties.

Porth Har­lequins, mean­while were 36-17 at five-star Glam­or­gan Wan­der­ers.

In One East, lead­ers Bryn­mawr’s 100 per cent win­ning record is over af­ter they went down to a 32-14 home de­feat against Bre­con.

In One West, Felin­foel march on af­ter a 41-3 home vic­tory over Tenby United. Aled Roberts, El­liot Dawe and Cur­tis Mor­ris were all at the dou­ble for Felin­fiel along­side a sole ef­fort from James Woods. Roberts added three con­ver­sions. de­feated

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