Sunday, 24 November 2013

Swalec Championship Round Up - 23rd November

Leaders Ebbw Vale picked up yet another bonus-point victory in their 43-3 hammering of Beddau at Mount Pleasant Park and extended their lead at the top of the Swalec Championship in the process.

The Steelmen scored seven tries in another comfortable afternoon with powerful No.8 Spencer Gibson, Jordan Howells and influential skipper Damien Hudd all scoring twice along with David James.

Jason Strange’s men remain unbeaten in the league and remain on course for their long awaited Premiership promotion in a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’.

Second placed Narberth had four penalties from Ianto Griffiths to thank for their close 12-10 victory away at Tata Steel.

The Saints scored the solitary try of the game with Corey Armstrong crossing and had a chance to claim the spoils with Simon Evans having a penalty with the last kick of the game but he saw his effort sail just wide of the posts to leave the Otters as the victors.

Bridgend Athletic won consecutive games for the first time this season after overcoming RGC 1404 21-13 at home.

Rhys Ward-Jones and Michael Powell scored the Athletic’s only tries whilst Steven Lewis kicked 11-points including a spectacular drop goal to lift them into 8th position.

Bonymaen secured a vital surprise away win at Llanharan coming out on top 22-13.

Joe Millen was the visitor’s hero as he scores in the 79th minute to give his side only their second win of the season.

John Hindman and Rhys Leonard also scored for Bonymaen while Llanharan’s tries came from Morgan Williams, Will Singer and Jonathan Lewis.

Their win came in vein though as Blackwood who are directly above them also ground out a much needed win away at Tondu by 17-13.

A penalty try and scores from Matthew McGovern and Owain Williams was enough for Blackwood in response a single Matthew Phillips try and eight points from Matt Murphy for the Waterwheelers.

Newbridge also claimed something of a surprise win beating Cardiff Met by the narrowest of margins 10-9.

Steffan Moore scored the only try of the game while Kieron Meek added the extras from the boot.

Bargoed continued their recent run of victories with a bonus point 25-13 win at Pontypool as Luke Smalley, James Pizey and Geraint Edmonds all went over.


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