100 per cent Ystalyfera seven points clear at top
YSTALYFERA are seven points clear at the top of division three south west after maintaining their 100 per cent record with a 28-16 win at bottom club Glyncorrwg.
Ystalyfera crossed for three tries through full-back Liam Garland, scrum-half Tom Barry and lock Rhys Morgan. Fly-half Gareth James landed three penalties and two conversions.
Wing Alun Tamlin got Glyncorrwg's only try and full-back Joshua Thomas put over three penalties and a conversion.
Penlan, Taibach and Brynaman are joint third below Maesteg Celtic after all three won on Saturday.
Penlan ran in five tries in winning 31-21 at previously unbeaten Maesteg Celtic, wing Dafydd Pritchard, hooker Dean Davies, lock Kurt Velardo, flanker Rob Green and No. 8 Robert Di'lulio all crossing the whitewash.
Fly-half Steven Williams missed all the conversion attempts but did land two penalties. Penlan were only 18-16 up at the interval.
Taibach beat visitors Bryncoch 25-17 but it took a second-half flurry of points to deny the Neath villagers their first win of the season.
Bryncoch took an early lead when flanker Rhys Jones scored from a line-out drive, with fly-half Gavin Jones converting. Taibach hit back when No. 8 Alex Holland was driven over from a line-out, fly-half Mike McSweeney levelling the score at 7-7.
Gavin Jones and McSweeney exchanged penalties, and Bryncoch regained the lead when the ball was spread wide on halfway and wing Ben Bromham sprinted over, Jones converting for a half-time lead of 17-10.
Fifteen minutes into the second half Matthew Saker scored Taibach's second try, and another McSweeney penalty gave the hosts a one-point lead at 18-17.
Two minutes later came the decisive score when Holland made a break on halfway and reached the Bryncoch 22, where flanker Mike Kelly took a final pass to score Taibach's third try, McSweeney converting for a 25-17 victory.
Brynaman walloped visiting Resolven 47-18 despite trailing 13-11 at half-time — it was the first time the Amman Valley men have got a try bonus point this season.
Their six tries were scored by fly-half Craig Jones (2), wing Osian Jones (2), scrum-half Kevin Owen and replacement full-back Rhys Williams. Dafydd Jones landed a hat-trick of penalties and four conversions.
Neath Athletic ran in six tries in their 39-15 home win against Morriston.
No. 8 James McKenna and scrum-half Jake Cole, who is dualled with Swansea, scored two tries each, and fly-half Craig Gorman and wing Steffan Stone also crossed. Gorman also kicked three conversions and a penalty.
Morriston's points all came from tries.
In the other game in three south west, Pontycymer won 17-15 at Pencoed.