A last gasp long range penalty gave Bedwas the points in a game that had more twists and turns than an Oakwood roller coaster.
The two teams shared 69 points, the first of those coming from Gareth Davies’ boot with an early penalty. Bedwas responded with the first try of the game, scored and converted by Stuart Thomas who also added a penalty.
The Blue & Blacks got back on equal terms two minutes later. Following a break into the visitors twenty-two by Owen Williams, the ball was recycled in skipper Grant Harrington’s hands and he crashed over from short range. Davies added the extras.
Cardiff then took a stranglehold on the second period of the first half. Several chances weren’t finished off though and the home defence looked to have the measure of the visitors attacks, that was until Davies, who had added a penalty from short range, spotted a gap in the defence on half way and shot through it to score and convert to give the Blue and Blacks a ten point half time advantage, and make him the leading scorer in the Premiership for Cardiff.
The second half saw the lead swap hands several times. The home side got themselves closer with a try by Phil Seargent and then gain the lead with another by James Murphy, Thomas converting only one. Cardiff did have their chances, but playing into the strong wind was making getting out of defence difficult. Williams was running the ball successfully for the Blue & Blacks and from one run he created mayhem that led to a penalty chance. Davies though hit the post but the ball landed in Blue & Black hands and replacement outside half Joe Griffin scored Cardiff’s third, Davies again adding the extras to regain the lead.
Bedwas got the lead back and their bonus point try with ten minutes left when Sam Feeham crossed, but the visitors scored their fourth try through Owen Williams. Davies added the conversion that saw the Blue & Blacks back in front with seconds left.
That wasn’t to be the last score though. Running the ball away from defence to try to kill the clock they conceded a penalty fifty five metres out. Full back Thomas stepped up and with the wind managed to clear the bar with inches to spare and win the game for the home side.