Builth Wells 13 Ystradgynlais 13

HONOURS ended even as Builth Wells were frustrated at home to South Powys rivals Ystradgynlais.

The Bulls opened the scoring in front of a large festive crowd with captain Rhys Davies crossing for an unconverted try only for the visitors to hit back with a penalty from Liam Harris.

Builth restored their cushion with a dominant 20 minute spell culminating in a superb individual try after breaking clear on the blindside before racing through to score in the corner.

Davies spurned the conversion and Ystradgynlais were galvanised with Curtis Davies capitalising on poor home defending to cross for a try with Harris converting to level the score at half-time.

The second-half proved frustrating for both sets of supporters as their sides spurned chances to win the game.

While the Bulls dominated the scrum with loose head prop Aiden Luxton in control it was Ystradgynlais who led for the first time when a penalty from Harris was awarded for an offence at the breakdown.

With the seconds ebbing away the Bulls were awarded a penalty of their own with veteran full back Rob Lloyd keeping his cool to convert and salvage his side a point.

Manager Simon John said: “It was a very disappointing and frustrating performance but the team know this and, as always, will look to bounce back against Resolven.”