Cardiff went out of the SWALEC cup at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to Bridgend Ravens
On a clear night ideal for running rugby both sides tried to play an expansive game. The cold temperature though lead to a lot of handling errors and made the game very scrappy. The Ravens were first on the board when James Dixon was on target with a penalty and he should have doubled the lead shortly after but was wide with his second kick.
The Blue & Blacks responded when a catch and drive was driven over the line, Johnny Edwards the man to touch down. The Ravens though hit back and with Cardiff down to fourteen men they were able to work Ben Jones over in the corner. Dixon's conversion was wide but he was on target again when he laned a short range penalty to extend the advantage. It got even better for them when Cardiff forgot how to tackle, centre Chris Lewis crossing from his first. Owen Howe added the extras to give the Ravens a 15-5 half time lead.
Cardiff looked to get back into the game early in the second half but poor handling and wrong options meant they'd made no progress. The one bright point in the game for the home side was the scrum and that is where their next points came from. A five metre scrum was driven towards the line and as Nick White was about to score the Ravens dived into the scrum and Mr Rees awarded a penalty try. Dean Gunter converted but that was as good as it got for the home side.
The lack of tackling came back to haunt them as Lewis agian broke straight through from the half way line to score under the sticks. Dixon was on target with the conversion to give the Ravens a two score advantage. As much as Cardiff tried they were unable to break down the visitors defence and it is Bridgend who go on to play Llanharan in two weeks time.