NA­TIONAL LEAGUE ROUND-UP

Wales On Sunday - - PREMIERSHIP RUGBY -

THE One West ti­tle race took an­other turn as Ystalyfera ended Glyn­neath’s per­fect league record to move top of the ta­ble.

Glyn­neath beat Ystalyfera in Septem­ber, which re­mains ‘Fera’s only league de­feat of the sea­son, so they were happy to re­turn the favour this time around with a 16-3 suc­cess.

Jack O’Reilly got things off to the per­fect start for Glyn­neath as he fired them ahead with a well-taken penalty but that was can­celled out by a three-pointer from St­eff Cas­tle.

Ystalyfera cap­tain St­ef­fan Jones led by ex­am­ple as he crashed over for the game’s only try af­ter the break with Cas­tle adding the ex­tras from the tee.

Cas­tle then sealed the win with two ad­di­tional penal­ties that sent his side top of the ta­ble.

Mean­while, Bre­con are the new One East lead­ers fol­low­ing their en­ter­tain­ing 37-30 win over Blae­navon.

Bre­con are yet to lose in the league this sea­son and they kept that run go­ing thanks to a brace from Dar­ren Wit­comb and fur­ther tries from Dafydd Ed­wards, Davey Herd­man and El­gan Jones.

Dean Gunter added the from the tee.

The win saw Bre­con leapfrog Bryn­mawr and Pe­nallta – who were both not in ac­tion – to the sum­mit with the only 100 per cent record in the league.

James Ga­han, James Sel­way and Josh Parr replied for Blae­navon while Dar­ren Pearce booted 15 points.

Mean­while with Llan­dudno not play­ing, Pwll­heli took the op­por­tu­nity to close the gap at the top of One North to three points with a nar­row 17-15 win against Caernar­fon.

Tom Parry, Car­wyn ap Myrd­din and Gareth Wil­liams edged Pwll­heli, who still have a game in hand on lead­ers Llan­dudno, to vic­tory as they ex­tended their win­ning run in the league to nine games.

Daniel Wil­liams knocked over a con­ver­sion, which proved cru­cial in the end.

Liam Le­ung and Sion Owen hit back for Caernar­fon, who saw Meirion Jones kick five points.

Reign­ing cham­pi­ons Nant Conwy, who reached the WRU Na­tional Plate fi­nal last sea­son, are 10 points adrift of Llan­dudno and seven be­hind Pwll­heli. rest

Over in One East Cen­tral, Glam­or­gan Wan­der­ers kept hold of top spot with a 21-9 tri­umph over Di­nas Powys.

How­ever, Rum­ney re­main right be­hind them fol­low­ing their 27-14 win over St Joseph’s.

Mean­while, Felin­foel strength­ened their grip on top spot in One West as they saw off Llan­gen­nech 29-16. They now lead Gow­er­ton by 10 points.

Lower down the leagues, Can­ton are now nine points clear in Three East Cen­tral B af­ter a rou­tine 31-17 win at Caerau Ely.

The vic­tory main­tains their per­fect league record this sea­son. Tre­herbert re­main sec­ond thanks to their 23-12 tri­umph over Wattstown.

Tri­nant also held on to their 100 per cent record in Three East C with a 21-11 win over Brynithel, which moved them to the sum­mit with New­port Sara­cens’ fix­ture with Roger­stone post­poned.

Three East B has a new leader with Aber­bar­goed’s 15-8 vic­tory mak­ing it seven from seven this sea­son while Aber­gavenny main­tained their win­ning start with a 15-12 win over Usk.

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