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