2012/2013 Principality Premiership
Llandovery 37 v 12 Bridgend
15 September 2012 - Church Bank, Llandovery
Bridgend Ravens

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Bridgend Ravens face table topping Llandovery at Church Bank on Saturday (KO 2:30pm), looking to get back on track following a disappointing defeat at Cross Keys last time out.

Following a promising opening day victory over Llanelli at the Riverside Hardware Brewery Field and defeat to Cross Keys, the Ravens make the long trip west keen to right the wrongs of last weekend.

Llandovery have stormed to victory in their opening games, firstly beating Cardiff at the Arms Park, before beating Neath at the Gnoll 37-17 last weekend. They sit proudly at the top of the division following the opening rounds, with a maximum ten points. They have scored an impressive ten tries and eighty five points over the two matches.

Bridgend Ravens failed to beat any of the Scarlets regional sides in the Principality Premiership last season. Llandovery completed an impressive league double over Bridgend last season. The Drovers won 23-12 at Church Bank, before winning 3-17 at the Riverside Hardware Brewery Field.

Head coach Ben Rose understands the challenge facing his side. ‘They are a good side and seem to be in good form, they have dangerous players and a good work ethic that we will need to match.

We are a fit strong side and I believe that if we show more composure in the right areas of the field and at crucial times in the game then we will definitely give them a few things to think about.’

Jonathon Vaughan is keen for his side to ‘right the wrongs of last weekend’ and will be hoping that his side can prove their worth at Church Bank on Saturday. He is under no illusions that the Drovers will be an easy test though...

‘Llandovery have literally hit the ground, they’ve had two big wins – especially at the Gnoll last weekend.’

‘They go into this game as favourites but we are hurting after last weekend so we will be going out looking for the win. Like Llanelli last year, they did the double over us so we really want this scalp!’

‘We have a hectic week of rugby coming up, but Llandovery are the next challenge and our minds are firmly set on this game.’

Supporters transport is running to Llandovery on Saturday. Please contact Simon Green ASAP to book your place.