Cardiff’s unbeaten run in the league came to an end against a spirited Cross Keys side.
It had started so well for the home side. Within two minutes there were a try to the good as Mike Stephens found space down the blind side of a ruck to score. Dean Gunter added the extras from wide out and then increased the lead with a penalty shortly after. Dorian Jones got the Keys going with two penalties but Gunter added one of his own to maintain a seven point gap. The visitors were though on level terms just before half time when wing Lloyd Lewis ran nearly the length to score under the posts.
The second half was a scrappy affair with three yellows cards brandished after a spat in mid-filed. It was Keys though who were to gain the upper hand. Gunter had given the home side the lead again but Scott Matthews, who seemed to be everywhere on the pitch, was on hand to score as a short ball was popped to him from Adam Powell. Jones bettered that try and was again on target as the home defence went walkabout, James Leadbeater the beneficiary. Cardiff gained a bonus point with a try by Ieaun Jones in the 67th minute but despite sustained pressure they could not find a way through a well organised Keys defence.
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