2015/2016 Principality Premiership
Aberavon 26 v 12 Cardiff
05 September 2015 - Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot

Match Report

Aberavon 26 Cardiff 12

Cardiff came away from the Talbot Athletic Ground empty handed after a second half display to forget.

The game had started brightly, with a new scoring system in place the Blue & Blacks were 8-0 up with the first try of the game. A series of thrusts through the forwards was followed up by the backs swinging the ball wide to wing Terry Morgan Gee. He spotted space behind the Wizards defence and chipped the ball over the top. A kind bounce took the ball over the try line and the wing pounced on it for the first try. James Thomas added the extras.

The home side hit back shortly after. Having hit the post with a long range penalty the next kickable penalty was sent to the corner. A catch a drive was set up with Joe Tomalin-Reeves crashing over. Thomas extended the Blue & Blacks lead before half time though with two penalties to leave the score at the break 12-8 to the visitors.

The second half was a very different story. The home dominated most of the first 20 minutes. Chris Davies stepped his way past the Cardiff defence for a try in the 52nd minute that James Garland goaled, the outside half also adding a penalty shortly after. And the game was decided when Joe Gage scored from close range after the Blue & Blacks had forgotten how to tackle. Cardiff tried hard to get something from the game but the Wizards defence held firm to win the game 26-12

Official : Simon Rees (Wales)

Aberavon Cardiff