Next up for Bridgend Ravens is a huge Principality Premiership clash at home to Bedwas on Friday evening (7:15pm).
The stakes could hardly be higher with up to five sides being relegated from the division at the end of the campaign and both sides struggling at the wrong end of the table.
Both Bridgend and Bedwas have identical records with three wins from their opening games, although Bedwas have played one more game than the Ravens and have one more point in the standings.
Bedwas’ last game saw them defeated in North Wales by powerhouse RGC by 38pts to 12. This followed a 5-19 home reversal to Aberavon; although this was preceded by victories over Llanelli and Cross Keys. They have eighteen points from their eleven league games to date, sitting just above the drop zone in 11th place.
Bridgend fared little better in their last encounter, hammered by 36pts to 0 at home against the Blue and Blacks of Cardiff. A mixed run of form has seen further defeats to Newport and Carmarthen away from home, but the bright spark of a first win over Llandovery in ten years has kept Bridgend in the mix amidst improved form from their relegation battle rivals. Bridgend have a game in hand, to be rearranged at Bargoed, but sit in fourteenth place with seventeen points.
The recent head to head is edged by Bedwas who have won three of the last five encounters. The last two league matches at the Morganstone Brewery Field between the sides have gone the way of Bridgend though, and they’ll be hoping for a repeat of that when the two lock horns on Friday.
The squad will train at the Morganstone Brewery Field on Thursday evening with all your team news revealed exclusively on bridgendravens.co.uk on Friday morning.