Bridgend Ravens
2014/2015 Principality Premiership
Bridgend 15 v 45 Cardiff
17 January 2015 - Morganstone Brewery Field, Bridgend

Match Report

Bridgend 15 Cardiff 45

Cardiff scored five tries at the Brewery Field in a victory that sent the Ravens to the bottom of the Premiership table.
Both sides were looking to play some rugby following last weeks postponed cup match and it was the Blue & Blacks that made the better start. A break straight up the middle by Jack Phillips ended with a penalty that was converted by James Whittigham. The Ravens first venture into the visitors half was rewarded by a James Dixon penalty, this though was cancelled out by Whittingham two minutes later. The first try came after 26 minutes when Whittingham sent Thomas Pascoe through a hole in the Bridgend defence to score unopposed. Whittingham was agian the supplier for the second try. Poor defensive work landed the home side in trouble and when the ball came out to Whittingham his grubber kick bounced in front of Phillips who controlled it wel to score. Whittingham added the conversion and was on target with two penalties as the Blue & Blacks took control.
The third try came just before the break. A line out was driven at the Ravens line and when it was worked to the back Will Thomas found space to put Dan Fish in. Whittigham was again on target but in the aftermath of the try both sides received a red card.
The second half was a scrappy affair as Bridgend tried to work a way back into the game. They were helped by three yellow cards and some curious decisions by the officials. Their first try came from full back Ross jones, and then ten minutes later a penalty try when the Blue & Blacks were short handed. Dixon added one of the conversions but that was all the Ravens were to add as the Blue & Blacks defence killed off any further attacks. The bonus point try came from a Bridgend attack. The ball was turned over and when Fish spotted space down the blind side his pace was enough to round the scrambling home team cover to score.
On the final whIstle Ceri Young completed the scoring for what was a deserved 45-15 victory

Attendance: 400

Official : Dan Jones (Wales)

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