The Penallta defence closes in on Gorseinon's Robin Lock.
Recently crowned Division 3 champions Penallta Miner Birds defeated Gorseinon 24-10 to march into the next round of the WRU Women's Bowl competition.
After a lengthy break from rugby, the Miner Birds were a little bit rusty going into the game and are currently flooded with injuries but they came away with a very impressive win and given that the Swansea side were a league above the Miner Birds, Penallta were always going to be up against a good and physical opposition.
The first try was scored by Miner Birds No 8 Abbie Taylor but it was all Gorseinon then for the rest of the first half and the side were rewarded with two tries from Carole-Ann Burt making it 10-5 to Gorseinon at the break.
In the second half the tables were turned as it was all Penallta who ran in a further three tries through centre and Dragons regional player Chelsea Cashman, before Taylor added her second for the afternoon. Replacement Jo Powell, who only started playing rugby in September, grabbed herself a try at the end of the game. Abbie Taylor added two conversions.
The Birds now have a tough home encounter with Tylorstown Ladies. The two sides met previously in the league and Penallta are hoping to keep up the impressing streak going.
Penallta Miner Birds are always on the lookout for new and experienced players to join the newly formed side at Ystrad Mynch. Any girls interested, contact Team Manager Anne Williams on 07875 103996. Training is on Wednesday nights.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
A look ahead to Judgement Day and back at youth finals day in the Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We hear from Andrew Coombs, Jake Ball, James Davies, Dan Lydiate and Josh Navidi. We also speak to Wattstown, Ystradgynlais, Rhydfelin, Pontypool United, Penallta and Pontypridd youth coaches at finals day at the Millennium Stadium.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
This week on the Principality Premiership Podcast, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie talks to Carmarthen Quins head coach Louie Tonkin who is aiming to close the gap on leading duo, Pontypridd and Ebbw Vale, with victory against Bridgend tomorrow.