NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUND-UP
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.