Crymych can hold their own

First published in Sport

Sharing the spoils with Division One West leaders Glynneath and promotion contenders Kenfig Hill in recent weeks has given credence to the belief among fans that Crymych are capable of holding their own in the division despite a second from bottom position.

With no relegation this time around – the WRU is again re-structuring the leagues - the north Pembrokeshire villagers can build for next season and with experience under their belts it is hardly surprising that there is optimism in the camp.

It is another big ask for the North Pembrokeshire villagers this Saturday when third in the table Waunarlwydd come calling with promotion on their minds.

When the rivals met at the Recreation Ground back in October the Swansea side romped it 35-15 but the Preselimen have improved in leaps and bounds since the early part of the season when finding their way in the higher grade after promotion the previous season and it could be much closer at Parc Lloyd Thomas, weather permitting.

Another promoted club Newcastle Emlyn are aiming to finish in the top nine in Division Two West in order to secure a place in a re-structured division two.

As it stands the Red and Whites are sixth with six wins from eleven outings and that number should be increased on Saturday when bottom of the pile Aberavon Quins provide the opposition at Ddol Wyber.

At Harlequin Road in October the Teifisiders sprang a 40-1i9 win and with Quins having picked up just one bonus point from

Eleven games anything but a home win would be a major surprise.

It is nowhere near as straightforward for Cardigan in Division Three West as the sixth in the table side host second-placed Gorseinon at King George V Playing Field.

At the Welfare ground in October the Swansea high-flyers handed out six-of-the-best caning to the Cardis and with promotion very much on their minds they can be expected to complete the double.

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