2012/2013 Principality Premiership
Bedwas 20 v 13 Bridgend
26 December 2012 - Bridge Field, Bedwas
Bridgend Ravens

Match Report

Bedwas 20-13 Bridgend

Bridgend Ravens produced a spirited display to pick up a losing bonus point at the home of league leaders Bedwas.

The Bedwas staff did a sensational job of getting the pitch playable following heavy rainfall over the last few weeks, but Bridgend started with the wind in their favour and upset the hosts in the early stages.

Having signed from Pontypridd earlier in the week, fly half Lewis Williams took control of the game and kicked his side into an early lead with a penalty from out wide.

Veteran centre Steve Winn was also playing some sensational rugby, and charged down a kick to cross for a try to extend the visitors lead, with Williams adding the extras.

Bedwas fly half Ethan Davies kicked his side back into the game, leaving the tie in the balance at half time, with Williams restoring the Ravens ten point advantage.

Half Time: Bedwas 3-13 Bridgend.

With the league leaders now with the wind behind them, they embarked on an attacking tour de force to get the four points needed to keep them at the summit of the Premiership. Although Bridgend defended well, the conceded a penalty try and a score from old boy Tom Rowlands who secured victory for the men from Gwent.

Bridgend held out for a deserved bonus point, but will be disappointed that they didn’t hold on following a fantastic second half defensive effort.

Attendance: 400

Official : Chris Williams (Wales)

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