'We should have played Trimsaran,' explained Gorseinon secretary Alan Powell, the former Gorseinon and Loughor player. 'But as they are not in the cup they agreed to play us under floodlights. We don't want to fall behind on our fixtures but we do want to win the cup tie at Pontycymmer. Our form is not good, yet we have won our three league games so far. Our coach Anthony Griffiths, the former Llanelli No 8, wants to see all the 25 squad in action and this will help us. We lost 31-8 to Pontycymmer at home in the cup three seasons ago, so we know they will be dangerous. Last season we had a superb run before going out at home to Pontypridd by 55-10, but we had won four rounds by then and we hope for such a run this season.'
Glynncorrwg last Saturday pounded BP Llandarcy 89-0 with full back Gareth Goodridge scoring four tries, nine conversions and two penalty goals in an amazing 44-point haul.
The club finished as losing semi-finalists in the Welsh Districts Cup last season but also qualify for this round because they are now a probationery club in Five South-West and lock Steve Lewis stated: 'We are going to Rhymney, but will not be lying down against Division Three opponents. We certainly hope to give them a hard game in what is our 125th anniversary season.'
Glyncorrwg are coached by former Aberavon and Resolven wing Dean Griffiths and will play their first celebration game against a Welsh Districts XV on Sunday, November 7 at Ynyscorrwg Park.
There were 79 matches due to be played with the youngest coaching team in Welsh rugby up for their first cup ties.
Former Cross Keys fly half Gafyn Cooper and ex-Weston hooker Danny Wilson are just 28, but with their playing careers over, they are coaching Rumney this season and have started with three straight victories.
'We intend going with our best side to Maesteg Celtic, said Cooper. 'We have an average of 22 in the team are they are all enthusiastic for a good cup run. We disagree with clubs who look to league runs only, as we believe that winning is a good habit. We have 33 regularly in training and though our opponents are new territory for us, we know it will not be easy up front. We have a good start and there is a really good structure in place in the club.'