2013/2014 SWALEC Cup
Cardiff 30 v 3 Newbridge
15 February 2014 - Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff

Match Report

Cardiff 30 - Newbridge 3

Cardiff went through to the quarter finals of the SWALEC cup after brushing aside a strong challenge from Newbridge.


The home side started as if they meant business in the first few minutes. A push over try by Sam Feehan gave them the lead within three minutes. Jack Maynard added the conversion and it looked as if the home pack would strike again shortly after when they set up a rolling maul that rumbled towards the Newbridge line. But the threat was nullified by giving away a penalty that Maynard converted.


The rest of the half was a very scrappy affair with both sides making mistakes galore. Only a penalty by Keiron Meek adding to the half time scoreline. Cardiff were much better in the second half and made good use of the strong wind in their favour. Normandale added Cardiffs second try within five minutes of the restart as we crashed over from short range. That was sandwiched by two further Maynard penalties.


But the mistakes continued by both sides and despite all their effort Newbridge were not able to get away from their own half for much of the latter period of the game. Cardiff made sure of victory when Sam Feehan got his second  try after the pack once again showed its power from five metres out. Maynard was again on target and as referee Ben Whitehouse blew for no side Cardiff had made in through and wait for the next round draw.

Attendance: 1650

Official : Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

Cardiff Newbridge