2004/2005 Konica Minolta Cup
Bargoed 15 v 55 Cardiff
18 December 2004 - Bargoed Park, Bargoed

Match Report

Bargoed 15 Cardiff 55

Cardiff blew away the cup blues of last season with a commanding eight-try performance at Bargoed Park.On a heavy and undulating pitch Rob Appleyard's side did well to shock the local supporters who had seen their side unbeaten for nearly three years.

A perfect start saw a try within the first minute as the ball was moved right and left before Leon Andrews galloped in unopposed. Though Bargoed hit back with a penalty goal three minutes later the Blue & Blacks continued to look dangerous whenever they moved the ball wide. With a one-man advantage after a sin-binning it was no surprise when Liam Roberts added the second try after good driving work by Dan McShane and the ball being swiftly moved back to the blindside.Chris Anderson kicked the first of his six conversions and although Bargoed scored again with a try at the corner there was no holding Cardiff.

Excellent offloading in contact created an overlap for Elgan Jones and the winger had no difficulty in running in. Then left wing Nick Gill got a slice of the action after another good overlap. Anderson's two conversions and a penalty goal left his side well-satisfied with a 29-8 interval lead.But there was better to come on the restart. From a lineout near the line Ryan Price popped over and then Leon Andrews completed a perfect loop move.

Though Bargoed never gave up and scored a converted try right at the end, Gill had already completed his hat-trick.