Builth made a welcome return to the Groe after a two month absence with a 21-8 win over Bridgend Athletic on Saturday.

The Bulls played with a strong wind in the first-half and started well.

A penalty converted by jack Griffiths put the Bulls on the board and increased their lead after some enterprising play from the Builth backs with Alecs Williams and young debutant winger Louis Davies making inroads in the Bridgend defence before a trademark maul saw Ryan Hughes go over the line.

Griffiths added the extras as the Bulls established an 11-3 lead at the break. a further Griffiths penalty made the score 11-3 half time..


Bridgend started the second-half the better and played with a strong wind.

A poor missed tackle enabled them to go over in the corner before the Bulls hit back and managed to get over the line with replacement Hugh Price going over with Griffiths knocking over the conversion.

Griffiths added a further penalty to make it 21-8 to the Bulls who climb back up to fifth in the Admiral League Two West Central table.

County Times: Action from Builth Wells' win over Bridgend Athletic. Picture by Darren Laurie.Action from Builth Wells' win over Bridgend Athletic. Picture by Darren Laurie.

Honours ended even in a Admiral Division Five East Central derby between Llandrindod Wells and Trefyclawdd.

The Budgies raced into an early lead through a try from Elliot Watkins which was converted by outside half Adam Powell.

Powell added a penalty before Trefy’s Lloyd Parkes responded with a penalty before half time.

The Knighton side started strongly in the second half and took a 13-10 lead following unconverted tries from Parkes and Evan Lee.

The final quarter was all Llandrindod and only excellent defence from Trefy prevented a try but after numerous attacks were repelled a penalty was awarded which was converted by Adam Powell with the last kick off the game to leave honours even in a breathless local derby.