Cardiff gained a third bonus point win on the road after twice coming from
behind. Neath started with a bang and were a try to the good when flanker Alun
Jones went over after good build up play by the home back line. Gareth McCarthy
added the conversion. Jones was on the scoresheet again a few minutes later,
this time He did it on his own as a gap appeared straight up the middle of s
ruck, the flanker going over from 22 metres out.
Cardiff were playing a lot in their own half due to poor clearance kicking,
but when they did get the ball moving they showed what they are capable of. A
flowing move that involved the entire back division seemed to have been halted
only for Callum Hall to chip a ball behind the Eden e. Macauley Cook ran on to
it and touch down. Hall added the extras.
Cook got a second just before half time to level the scores. This time it
was one for the forwards as a drive close to the line was superbly controlled
for the second row to go over. Hall was again accurate with his kick as the
sides went in evenly matched at 16-all.
The second half mirrored the first. McCarthy broke the Blue & Black
defence to feed wing Joshua Jones. McCarthy landed a difficult conversion before
Hall kicked a simple penalty to narrow the gap. Cardiff were now dominating the
set piece. The scrum yealded several penalties but Hall was unable to add to the
score. The third try though brought the scores level. Chris Knight picked up a
wayward kick in his own half and beat most of the Neath team before slipping a
pass to Jonny Edwards to score for the third week running. Hall was wide with
the conversion but the win was sealed when move involving the entire team was
finished off by Harry Davies. Next up for the Blue & Blacks is a tricky trip
to Ebbw Vale but the squad will travel with confidence after another good
performance on the road.