Bridgend 23-27 Swansea

Bridgend Ravens lost out to a final play interception as Swansea overhauled a 10 point deficit in the final 10 minutes to down the hosts 23 points to 27.

Bridgend will be disappointed not to see out a game that they dominated for large patches. Morgan Strong’s introduction in the second half had a huge impact as he provided assists for both Dewi Cross and Dai Pritchard’s tries to give the Ravens what seemed a comfortable lead with time ticking away. Swansea managed to steal the points with two late scores of their own to leave the home side devastated.

A tight first half saw Jamie Murphy land penalties either side of a Harvey James try for the visitors. James Davies added a penalty as halftime approached to hand Swansea a four point lead at the break.

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Supporters Man of The Match Morgan Strong made a massive impact off the bench with two try assists in the second half. The first saw Strong pick up from a retreating scrum before powering through the attempted Swansea tackler. Strong found Dewi Cross who finished the score excellently in the corner. Murphy landed a fine conversion from the touchline.

James Davies and replacement Paul Short traded penalties before Morgan Strong ran a ferocious line to burst through the visitors defence and break into the 22. Strong found the offload to David Pritchard and the scrum half crossed for the try. Short added the extras to push Bridgend into a 10 point lead.

Swansea snatched a try back, poor handling saw the ball fly behind Paul Short, whilst Joseph Gatt was seemingly taken out off the ball trying to sweep in behind, Swansea secured possession and sloppy defence saw Huw Sutton break the line to score. Davies added the conversation to narrow the gap to three.

Swansea had their tails up with the clock now in the red. Big Bridgend defence saw Man of the Match Strong come up with a huge turnover that looked to have won Bridgend the game. Rushing to clear the ball from the ruck, Bridgend threw a poor pass that was intercepted by James Davies and the outside half raced over for the match winner. He added the extras to seal victory and give the All Whites their second win at the Timbuild Brewery Field this season.

Bridgend will look to bounce back and kick start their season end when they are next in action in their final home game against Aberavon at the Timbuild Brewery Field on Good Friday, 15th April (2:30pm).