04 October 2017 / Club News

Weekend Preview

There is another tough weekend of action for our teams in the Club.

The 1st XV face probably their toughest away day of the season as they make the journey to the famous Pontypool Park to face league leaders and last season’s Champions Pontypool.

Pooler have started the season as they ended last term and built up an eight-point lead at the summit after claiming five wins from their first five games. They have enjoyed home wins over Rhydyfelin ((27-0), Glynneath (47-19) and Narberth (29-0) and have picked up hard earned away wins at Bedlinog (55-24) and Trebanos (27-24).

Beddau have slipped down to fourth in the table after a disappointing 20-15 reverse at Tata Steel last weekend but are part of a trio of Clubs who are eight points off the top. The injury ravaged start to the campaign for the Green and Golds is slowly beginning to show some light at the end of the tunnel and coaches Ross Johnson and Tom Slater will be hoping to have a couple of extra faces available for selection for the trip to Gwent.

Pooler took the double over Beddau in the Championship last season. They took the spoils in the mud at Pontypool Park back in December by 21-0 and were given a fright at Mount Pleasant Park in September before running out 26-16 winners.

Kick-off is 2.30pm and match referee is Mr Aaron Parry.


The 2nd XV are still on the lookout for a pool fixture as there is a break in the Mid District Worthington Division One programme this weekend. They will be keen to get playing again after last week’s postponement against Ystrad Rhondda.


The Youth XV return to league action and will be keen to hold on to their top spot in the Blues B Division. But they will face a tricky afternoon away at local rivals Pontyclun.

There have been some tight and enjoyable fixtures between the Clubs over recent seasons and Saturday is for sure not going to be any different.

The young Badgers have won one and lost one of their opening Blues league games and sit in fourth spot in the table and four points behind Beddau who sit on top after two wins out of two. Pontyclun beat Tylorstown 54-0 at home in their opening league game but were defeated 25-12 at Rhydyfelin in their last tie a fortnight ago.

Beddau’s young guns will be hoping to add to excellent home wins over Treorchy and Ynysybwl in the fixture at Windsor fields which kicks off at 2.30pm.

Match referee is Mr Mark Sullivan.



Once again, our mini and junior “Bulldogs” are in action this Sunday. There has been some excellent performances and reports from each age grade already this season and we wish them all continued success. Please make every attempt to get out and support our future stars this Sunday on the fields of Mount Pleasant and Yorkdale.



Our Friday night “Bowcats” darts team will be looking to bounce straight back to the top of the Pontyclun & District Darts Summer league table this Friday when they entertain Whitehills B at the Clubhouse.

Beddau were replaced at the top last weekend by unbeaten Ogmore B, but with the new leaders having a break in fixtures this week it is the perfect opportunity for the Bowcats to get back to the summit.

Beddau enjoyed an excellent 7-0 whitewash of Whitehills in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, a result they can only dream about this weekend. John Coburn was in fine form that evening hitting a maximum to help the Bowcats to a great result.

Friday’s game starts at 8.15pm and any support will be more than welcome.



Cwm Welfare AFC will attempt to play their first round W John Owen Cup tie with Tynte Rovers again this Saturday after last weekends scheduled game was called off due to a waterlogged ground.

Cwm know this will be a tricky tie against a Tynte outfit who have won five and drawn one of their opening nine Highadmit South Wales Alliance Division Three games this season so far. They are also just a point off from topping that division.

The game at Mount Pleasant Park kicks off at 2pm.



The fantastic live band “The Mopheads” play live at the Clubhouse this Friday in a fundraiser for our under 8s team. The band are one of the top fun live groups in the area and always attract a big following. Tickets are priced at £6 and the show starts at 7.30pm.

There is also a huge weekend of live sport on the many big screens and large TV’s around the Clubhouse. It all starts at 5pm on Friday with the big Wales soccer World Cup qualifier which is followed by the Welsh rugby derby between the Blues and Dragons. On Saturday, there is more World Cup soccer qualifiers, Rugby Championship, Aviva Premiership, Top 14 plus the big Scarlets versus Osprey derby.

If you fancy making it a long weekend there is the big Wales versus Republic of Ireland game being shown on Monday evening.


Have a great weekend.


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