Sunday, 15 September 2013

Swalec Leagues Round Up

Senghenydd came out on top in a nine try thriller as they edged past Mountain Ash 41-38 in an enthralling encounter in Two East.
Daniel John bagged a try treble for the Saints while Lloyd Rowland, James Hallett and Geraint Clarke also went over. The Old Firm had to settle for losing and try bonus points as they ran in five tries themselves.
Meanwhile, seven penalty kicks by Rhiwbina centre Grant Fitzgerald was enough for Rhiwbina to see off Llanishen 21-7 in the North Cardiff derby.
Rhiwbina's Charlie Elton makes a break
An individual try by Llanishen full back Tom Hannah, converted by Phil Thomas, brought some early second half hope for the home team, but the Squirrels drew further ahead in the last quarter thanks to outstanding performances by skipper Nick Howell and Dan Murphy up front. 
The Rhiwbina backs, bolstered by the return of flier Brett Chatwin, always looked dangerous and were well marshalled by Gareth McCarthy in his first league game of the season.
Elsewhere, Tredegar notched up their maiden victory of the season with a try bonus 37-27 success at Abercynon.
Meanwhile, new boys Trebanos continue to impress in Two West as they dismantled Aberavon Quins 61-15.
The Quins had no answer to Banws’ pace and power as they ran in nine tries, with wingers Dan Doherty and Rhydian Williams each bagging braces, while Alun Lewis and Kris Jones were also among the scorers.
After a torrid few weeks, Maesteg finally had something to smile about as they eased past Aberystwyth 25-6, with fly-half Corey Butler notching up 20 points from the tee for the Old Parish side.
In Three East, Risca once again dished out a hiding as they ran 15 tries past Rhymney in a 98-17 triumph. Scrum-half Rhys Meredith was the star of the show as he claimed four tries, while Neil Lewis grabbed a hat-trick.
Gareth Morris was the hero of the day for Resolven as they narrowly saw off Neath Athletic 37-34 at Cwrt Herbert, with Morris picking up a hat-trick.
Lower down in Four South East, Glyncoch, who have gone three years without a loss in the League, finally saw that run come to an end as they lost out 22-17 at St Josephs.
Finally, Llandybie laid down a marker of their title credentials in Six West as they trounced Llansawel 59-5,  back rowers Rhydian Jones and Lyndon Davies both claiming hat-tricks.


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