Weekend Preview

Weekend Preview

By Mal Davies
12 January 2017
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All the weekend action from around the club and community


There is a full schedule of fixtures for our teams in the Club this weekend.

The 1st XV will again be in National Championship league action as they welcome Cardiff Met to Mount Pleasant Park.

The Green and Golds will be buoyed on by a morale boosting last minute winning try at Newcastle Emlyn last weekend which consolidates their fourth position in the table. But the Students from Cyncoed will once again prove to be a stern and very classy team to break down this weekend.

Beddau finally broke their jinx in the Students backyard back in October when a penalty try and a Matthew Howells effort along with thirteen points from the boot from Hywel Chatham gave them a deserved 23-10 success.

Cardiff Met are having an average season by their high standards but can beat anybody on their day something that Beddau coaches Ross Johnson and Ben Daniels would have drilled in to their playing squad this week. The Students have won five of their fifteen games this season and have accumulated twenty five points which sees them lie in tenth spot and just hovering above the relegation positions. Their victories this season have included doubles over Glamorgan Wanderers (14-13 & 20-15) and Skewen (27-10 & 10-3) and an opening day 20-13 win at Newcastle Emlyn. They also pushed a strong Narberth outfit who currently hold third spot last Saturday before eventually going down by 27-24.
Games between these Clubs are always tough and physical ties but there has also been some fantastic open games with plenty of tries.

Kick-off is 2.30pm and match referee is Mr Paul Jones (Ebbw Vale).

Admission £5
Concessions £3
Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult
Match programme £1

The 2nd XV are on the road for a friendly with fixture Porth Harlequins (2.30pm) as there is a break in the Rhondda & East Glamorgan league programme.

The Green and Golds were hugely disappointed that last weekend’s league game at Senghenydd was postponed due to illness at the home Club but will look forward to getting back on the paddock for the first time since their Boxing Day win over near neighbours Llantrisant.

The Quins whose senior squad are coached by former Beddau favourites Dai Owen and Robert Downes play their trade a league lower than Beddau in Division B but that will mean nothing come this weekend at the Welfare ground. The Rhondda Club have a 50% record from their first four league games and sit in a decent fifth place.

Beddau under the coaching of Riaz Majhoti and Tomos Preece currently occupy third place in Division A but are just six points off leaders Bargoed with a game in hand. Saturday’s game will help with their coaches’ preparations for a good end of season push although they may be hampered by injuries in the first team squad once again.

Match referee is Mr Mark Sullivan.

The Youth XV may finally get on to the field this weekend after not having played a game since their 24-12 win at Gilfach Goch in the Taff Rhondda DRU Cup back in mid-November.

The young Green and Golds are also on the road as they too face Cardiff Met at the Cyncoed campus for a Blues BA league fixture. Beddau have a solitary losing bonus point from their first four league games but will look for improvements in the New Year starting with the challenge of a Student team who sit in fifth spot in the table having won two games and drawn one of their opening eight games.

The teams met in Beddau at the end of September and despite a good effort from the home team the visitors took the points with a 31-15 win. Cardiff Met’s other league win this season was a 31-3 home win over St Peters. They shared the points with Mountain Ash last week after a 7-7 draw at Cyncoed.

Kick-off is also 2.30pm and match referee is Mr Karim Cosslett.

JUNIOR RUGBY

Our mini and junior “Bulldogs” are again in action this Sunday. They started off 2017 as they finished 2016 with some great rugby last weekend and as usual played with smiles on their faces. It is always an enjoyable morning watching our future stars so if you have nothing to do this weekend then pop up to the playing fields around Beddau where you are sure to see a good competitive yet fun game of rugby.

DARTS

Our darts team continue their push for another Pontyclun and District Darts league title this Friday as they make the trip to face the Ogmore Meerkats.

Beddau’s “Lenny Lions” recorded a 4-3 win over their old rivals Ogmore A at the Clubhouse last Friday which saw them go two points clear over their visitors in the table.

Beddau beat the Meerkats 6-1 at home on the opening day of the winter season with a 13-4 legs score. They know it will not be as easy this weekend and will be keen not to slip up particularly after last week’s big win.

The Meerkats sit in eighth place in the table with four wins from their first eleven games.

FOOTBALL

Cwm Welfare 1st XI will have been hugely disappointed to have lost 2-1 away to bottom Club Tredeger Town last weekend but will have the chance to get that out of their system this weekend as they face another away tie this time at Treowen Stars.

That defeat last weekend means that Cwm now sink to the basement of the Welsh National league division three but they know if they can string a few results together which they are more than capable of then they can climb up the table and out of relegation problems.

It won’t be easy this weekend though as Treowen have a decent record this season of four wins and two draws from their ten games which means they sit in a solid thirteenth spot with games in hand of teams around them.

The Reserve XI are again in TERV (Taff Ely / Rhymney Valley) league action and face the short journey to Rhydyfelin AFC (2pm).

Cwm’s second string have had an excellent start to the season winning five of their first six games and sit in fourth spot in the table but are just three points off the top with a game in hand. Saturday’s hosts have accumulated the same amount of points but have done it from eleven games where they won four and drawn three.

Match referee is Mr Michael Roberts

ENTERTAINMENT

All the live European rugby and Premiership football can be seen at the Clubhouse over the weekend in HD on the many big screens and large TV’s. Always a good atmosphere there to watch the big games. Also the regular Sunday entertainment in the bar continues with a top local vocalist playing in the bar from 5.30pm. Another fun filled day at the Club for members and bonafide guests.

LOTTERY

Don’t forget to pick up your lucky Club lotto tickets from behind the bar over the weekend. Just pick four numbers and pay the £1 fee and you could earn a nice little jackpot which will help with the post-Christmas blues.

Have a great weekend.

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