Sunday, 4 March 2012

The Mules extend lead at the top

Kenfig Hill capitalised on Glynneath’s involvement in the Swalec Plate to extend their lead at the top of Division Two West to four points thanks to a hard fought 19-18 triumph at Builth Wells.
The Mules outscored the hosts three tries to two with touchdowns through Kyle Evans, Chris Tossell and Ray Evans, with the latter also adding two conversions.
The Bulls flourished in the heavy conditions and their big pack made life very difficult for Kenfig but the hosts fell just short of causing an upset after tries through Ben Pugh and Ben Duggan, while Rob Lloyd fired home two penalties and a conversion.
Meanwhile, Aberavon Quins will be eyeing up a top three finish as Paul Morgan’s men continue to notch up the victories with a 38-18 home win over Aberystwyth.
Quins hit the visitors for six and made light of difficult underfoot conditions to cut loose with touchdowns from Neil Gadd, James Peplow-Williams, Stuart Dighton, Matthew Potsuma and a brace from Ryan Curtis. Marc Sheppard was on target with four conversions.
The visitors struggled to live with their rivals intensity although they did manage two touchdowns through Garteh Flynn and Ivan Beynon-Thomas.
Elsewhere, Maesteg let only their second win of the season slip from their grasp as they were pegged back by Skewen for a 24-24 draw.
The Llynfi Valley side raced to a 19-5 half time lead thanks to a Mike Powell touchdown, while outside half Corey Butler added a conversion and four penalties.
Skewen, who looked more threatening behind, hit back through touchdowns from Keiran Weightman, James Bell and Scott Jackson crossed for his second, adding to his first half effort, while Bell also landed two crucial conversions.
Maesteg meanwhile could only manage a Lloyd Thomas try after the break.
Finally, Loughor picked up their ninth win with a tightly contested 10-6 victory at Crymych.
The Blues crossed for the only try of the match through Simon Stonham, while Trevor Jones added the extras and a penalty in difficult conditions.


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