Weekend Preview

Weekend Preview

By Mal Davies
19 January 2017
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There is more tough quality fixtures for our teams over the weekend.

The 1st XV will be hoping to record their third successive WRU Championship league win as they make the trip to the Ely Memorial ground to take on Glamorgan Wanderers.

The Green and Golds followed up a last gap win at Newcastle Emlyn with a good all round team performance and bonus point victory at home to Cardiff Met last weekend to go clear in fourth spot and close the gap on third place.

The Wanderers have improved massively after a slow start to the season and currently occupy ninth spot in the table with four wins from sixteen games. Their victories have come against Skewen (15-12), Newcastle Emyln (13-7), Dunvant (47-9) and Newbridge (20-10). They also claimed an impressive 6-6 draw away at Bedlinog on the opening day of the season. What is impressive about last season’s Division One East Central Champions is that of their twelve losses this season seven of them have been by seven points or less.

Beddau took the spoils in the fixture between the Clubs back in October despite a very good comeback by the Ely Club. Skipper Lloyd Evans, Kristian Parker, Callum Wheeler and Cody Baker grabbed the tries in a 31-22 success with Hywel Chatham slotting all four conversions and a penalty.

It will certainly be another tough and tight fixture at the former Merit table Clubs home on Saturday as it has been over many years.

Kick-off is 2.30pm and match referee is Mr Jason Morris.

The 2nd XV will return to Rhondda & East Glamorgan DRU league action and face a tough away fixture at league leaders Bargoed.

The Warriors lead the Division A table by three points and are just seven points in front of the Green and Golds who have a game in hand over them. So Saturday’s tie is massive for both teams. If Beddau can upset their hosts and win their game in hand then they could go to the summit of the table.

The teams did play on the opening day of the season at Mount Pleasant Park where it was a very strong Bargoed team that came out on top by 58-19 despite a battling display from Beddau.

There was some strong performances by a young Beddau team at Porth last weekend which will give them a little bit of confidence going into this fixture.

Kick-off is also 2.30pm and match referee is Mr Rhys Mellor-Cretney.

The Youth XV have re-arranged an away Blues BA league fixture with old rivals Merthyr at The Wern.

The young Ironmen have improved in recent weeks and have now recorded two wins in the Blues league from their first eight games. Those wins have come against St Peters (15-5) and Cardiff Met (26-20) which means they hold seventh spot in the table at the moment.

Beddau are still looking for their first league win of the season but always tend to put in some good performances against their Merthyr rivals.

Coaches Daly, James and Kumar will hope to get 2017 started with that elusive win but are more interested in seeing continued improvement in performances.
Kick-off again is 2.30pm.

JUNIOR RUGBY

Once again our mini and junior “Bulldogs” will be in action on Sunday morning. They have started 2017 very well with plenty of excellent reports of their performances both on and off the field. They remain a credit to the Club and Community and we look forward to again getting out to watch them this weekend. If you have a hole in your diary on Sunday morning pop along to see our future stars playing with a smile on their faces.

DARTS

Our table topping Darts team will continue their quest for a league double (Pontyclun and District summer and winter league) this Friday as they entertain High Corner at the Clubhouse.

“Lenny’s Lions” enjoyed a good 7-0 (14-3 legs) win over the Llanharan pub back in October with John Coburn enjoying a good night hitting an excellent 180.

The High Corner currently occupy tenth place with two wins from their first twelve games whilst Beddau now top the table by a solitary point from old rivals Ogmore A despite a good 5-2 win at Ogmore Meerkats last Friday.

FOOTBALL
Cwm Welfare were in fantastic form last weekend winning 5-0 away to Treowen Stars thanks to goals from Josh Sweeney, Geraint Williams, Matthew Owen, Josh Dunn and Tom Holder. That win took them off the basement of the Welsh National league division three and they could jump a spot higher again this week if they can get a home win over Panteg.

The visitors have recorded six wins and a draw from their first seventeen games accumulating nineteen points with a twelfth place spot in the table at present. The teams played out a thriller of a game down in Panteg back in September where the home team ended up 4-3 wins to take the points.

Kick-off at Mount Pleasant is 2pm.

The Reserve XI face a massive TERV (Taff-Ely / Rhymney Valley) league game away at leaders Pontyclun.

Cwm are currently just three points off their local rivals in the table but their hosts on Saturday have a 100% record from their first six games, the same figure of games that Cwm have played. It is going to be a tough ask but Cwm could really show they have title aspirations if they can overcome the league favourites who are averaging over five goals per game at the moment.

Kick-off is 2pm and match referee is Mr Tom Bell.

ENTERTAINMENT

There is another big weekend of sporting action and it can all be watched at the Clubhouse live in HD on the many big screens and large TV’s. There is some quality Premiership football and European rugby on show this weekend plus lots more.

Plus on Sunday the regular live entertainment will take place in the bar from around 5.30pm. A top local vocalist will play live in what is always a good afternoon of fun. Entry is free for members and bonafide guests.

LOTTERY

Remember to pick up your lucky Club lotto tickets up at the bar over the weekend. A big jackpot awaits the winner of the draw. All you need to do is select four numbers from the twenty on the card and pay your £1. It is a great way of supporting your Club and hopefully winning lots of money.

Have a great weekend.

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