2015/2016 Principality Premiership
Cardiff 24 v 38 Bridgend
02 April 2016 - Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Bridgend Ravens

Match Report

Cardiff 24 Bridgend 38

Bridgend Ravens secured a double over Cardiff in the league as they ran in five tries at the BT Sport Arms Park.

The Blue & Blacks had all the early pressure but failed to take advantage and left the Ravens to score first. a simple penalty was kicked at goal rather than the corner by Joe Scrivens. And it got better a few minutes later when this time a penalty was kicked to the corner, Jon Pope going over for a converted try. Cardiff were trying to play but a series of mistakes were keeping them pinned in their own half and when they switched off at yet another penalty former scrum half Will Baird scooted in from short range. 
Cardiff's first points came near the end of the first half when after several attacks the ball was moved wide for Luke Ford to take the perfect line to score, David Bird added the extras. The Ravens came straight back to score after an interception. Once the visitors were in behind the defence it was only a matter of time before they would score and Matthew Jones was able to ride two tackles to plant the ball over the line. Just before the break Richard Smith got one back for Cardiff and as Bird added the conversion.

The Blue & Blacks needed to be first to score in the second half but the Ravens added to their tally when the referee awarded them a penalty try. Cardiff were making a lot of errors and getting on the wrong side of the officials. When James Whittingham broke through the defence his beautifully timed pass to Ceri Young was dreamed forward following a call from the touch judge ( and the Ravens supporters in the crowd behind him). 

Despite all the home side's effort the Ravens sealed the game when Matthew John scored after yet another Cardiff mistake. Scrivens added the conversion as he was named man of the match. The final score went to the Blue & Blacks when James Loxton touched down a chip through, Bird converted but it was the Ravens afternoon

Attendance: 341

Official : Jason Bessant (Wales)

Cardiff Bridgend