SWALEC Plate and Bowl Draws

The draw for round two of the SWALEC Plate has been made and there are a number of fascinating encounters as the clubs aim to emulate last year’s winners Maesteg.

Kidwelly of Two West have been rewarded for their thrilling 21-19 round one success at Llandeilo with a home draw against Three West table toppers Crymych. The home side will need to pull out all the stops against their visitors who have a 100% league record to date this season.

There is an all -Three West clash at the Welfare Ground where Gorseinon will entertain Dunvant. With a 14-9 league victory over the Broadacre side already in the bag, Gorseinon will be confident of overturning Dunvant who narrowly defeated Cwmllynfell 26-25 in round one.

Abergavenny provided one of the shocks of round one when they travelled to Garndiffaith and knocked out the Three East leaders 20-14. They now face a Brynmawr outfit struggling in Two East and will look to make home advantage count at Bailey Park.

Caerphilly are having a difficult time in Two East and they have been drawn against a Penallta side that defeated Fleur de Lys 19-11 in round one. When the sides met in the league at Penallta it was the home side that came out on top 27-6 but the Castletown men will be hoping to kickstart their season at Virginia Park with a much-needed victory.

Another all-Two East clash will be at Penarth who play host to Rhydyfelin. Both sides had byes to round two and with the Seasiders already having a 24-17 success over their visitors in the league this season, they will be looking to cement a place in the round three draw.

Ammanford are pulling out all the stops in Two West and with only one defeat they top the table. Pontarddulais of Three West head to the Recreation Ground in round two and as they are also having a good season, the home side will need to be on top form to prevent an upset.

Full Round Two Draw (Ties to be played the weekend of 11 December, 2010)

Abergavenny v Brynmawr

Ammanford v Pontarddulais

BP Llandarcy / Brynamman v Aberavon Quins / Aberavon Green Stars

Brecon v Taibach

Bryncoch v Cwmavon

Caerphilly v Penallta

Croesyceiliog v Pontypool United

Gorseinon v Dunvant

Kenfig Hill v Heol y Cyw

Kidwelly v Crymych

Lampeter Town v Aberystwyth

Llandaff North v Aberdare

Llanelli Wanderers v Laugharne

Llantwit Fardre v St Peters

Mold v Bethesda

Mountain Ash v Llanishen

Nant Conwy v Llangefni

Penarth v Rhydyfelin

Penclawdd v Morriston

Pencoed v Tylorstown

Pill Harriers v Tredegar

Pontyberem v Newcastle Emlyn

Pwllheli v Caernarfon

Rhymney v Blaina / Ynysybwl

Risca v Gwernyfed

Ruthin v Llandudno

Seven Sisters v Skewen

Taffs Well v Dowlais

Tondu v Llantrisant

Tredegar Ironsides v Newport HSOB

Tumble v Loughor

Ystalyfera v Glynneath


The SWALEC Bowl has reached the round three stage with four minnows still dreaming of emulating Abercarn who beat Trebanos to win last year’s final.

Shotton Steel overcame Welshpool 27-24 in round two and they entertain COBRA of Two North who will find the steelmen hard to beat on their own patch.

Cardiff University won 27-13 at Cardiff HSOB in round one, followed that with an equally impressive 25-15 success at St Joseph’s, but must travel once again in round three when they visit Abercwmboi, also of Four South East. The Students will do well to claim a third scalp from that division.

Cardiff Medicals deserve their place in round three after a 60-0 victory at Dinas Powys followed by a 52-5 success over Canton in the last round. They make the short trip to Old Illtydians for an all-Cardiff clash but will find the Old Boys of Five South East much sterner proposition.

The fourth minnow remaining in the draw is Llangollen who defeated Harlech 31-3 in round two. They play host to Two North’s Bala hoping to maintain their progress.

Four East’s Senghenydd beat holders Abercarn 42-15 in round two and they will be aiming to go one better than their semi-final placing in the Bowl last season. Cwmbran have already lost 25-7 at the Welfare Ground in the league this year and the unbeaten leaders of the division will be aiming for a cup and league double.

Tenby United are going well in Four West with only one defeat to date and a 38-8 victory over Llangwm has put them in round three of the Bowl where they entertain Fishguard of Five West. The Seagulls are unbeaten in their league and will give the Seasiders of Tenby a tough afternoon at Heywood Lane.

Newtown meet Wrexham in an all-Two North clash at the Recreation Ground. Newtown defeated Denbigh 38-23 while Wrexham had a walkover against Benllech. The home side already have a league victory over Wrexham this season and will be confident of making further progress.

Six West leaders Pantyffynnon beat Penygroes 35-23 to set up a visit to Burry Port in round three. The Five West club just edged out Fall Bay 5-0 but they are unbeaten at home in the league and will provide tough opposition.

Full Round Three Draw (Ties to be played on weekend of 11 December, 2010

Aberaeron v Neyland

Abercwmboi v Cardiff University

Amman United v Penlan

Baglan / Neath Athletic v Pyle

Blaenavon v Whiteheads

Burry Port v Pantyffynnon

Cambrian Welfare v Porth Quins

Cefn Coed v Nelson

Crumlin v Blackwood Stars

Furnace United v Ystradgynlais

Hafodyrynys v Nantyglo

Llangollen v Bala

Llanhilleth v Caerleon

Llanidloes v Dolgellau

Maesteg Quins v Cefn Cribbwr

Nantgaredig v Pembroke Dock Quins

Newtown v Wrexham

New Tredegar v Markham

Old Illtydians v Cardiff Medicals

Pontycymmer v Bridgend Sports

Porthcawl v Bryncethin

Rhiwbina v Llandaff

Senghenydd v Cwmbran

Shotton Steel v COBRA

South Gower v Trebanos

St Davids v Llanybydder

Talywain v Monmouth

Tenby United v Fishguard

Tonyrefail v Maesteg Celtic

Usk v Chepstow

Vardre v Alltwen

Wattstown v Pontyclun