NEWBRIDGE can take the outright lead in Division Two of the South Wales Premier League tomorrow if they get the better of fellow early season pacesetters Gorseinon on home turf.

The newly-promoted sides have both enjoyed perfect starts to the summer, with back-to-back victories for each team leaving them level on points at the summit of the second tier.

Newbridge, South East Wales League champions in 2018, kicked off their campaign with a convincing 76-run success away to Gwent rivals Newport Fugitives.

They followed that up by recording a five-wicket win over Swansea at the Welfare Ground in Newbridge, a result which owed a lot to Ryan Watkins’ 5-21.

Gorseinon, meanwhile, edged out Malpas by four wickets on the opening weekend of the season, before a five-wicket defeat of Panteg to complete a Gwent double.

As for Panteg, they will hope to get off the mark tomorrow, but that could be tough against third-placed Carmarthen Wanderers, who sit just a point behind the top two.

Panteg’s batting has let them down so far with a combined total of 229 runs scored in two innings – they were bowled out for 98 by Ynystawe.

Newport Fugitives are also looking to break their duck after successive losses to Newbridge and Malpas.

A trip to fellow winless side Penarth awaits the Fugies tomorrow, while Swansea host Ynysygerwn in the remaining second division fixture.

Up in Division One, where Mumbles and Port Talbot lead the way just a point ahead of Bridgend, Newport will be eager to get back to winning ways at St Fagans.

After beating Cardiff, Newport fell to Mumbles at Marespool despite knocks of 60 and 55 from Mark Wallace and Zalmai Ahmadzai respectively.

Glamorgan paceman Timm Van Der Gugten, who has been playing for the Welsh county in the four-day game against Gloucestershire at Spytty Park this week, took 5-16 in a clinical spell.

Mumbles then knocked off the runs required for fun, opener James Palmer finishing on 77 not out as the Gower outfit cruised home by eight wickets.

Leaders Chepstow and second-placed Blackwood are the only unbeaten sides left in South East Wales League Division One.

Both have 100 per cent records thanks to three consecutive wins each, although Chepstow hold a three-point advantage.

The two are away tomorrow, Chepstow at Monmouth and Blackwood at Pentyrch.

Gwent teams make up the top five with Abergavenny third, Sudbrook fourth and Usk fifth.

Abergavenny and Sudbrook have home advantage this weekend as they face Miskin Manor and Brecon respectively, while Usk go to Croesyceiliog.

Croesy, like Monmouth, are still waiting to get a first win on the board.