2006/2007 Principality Premiership
Cardiff 30 v 32 Bedwas
07 April 2007 - Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff

Match Report

Bedwas surprise the Blue and Blacks.

 Bedwas deservedly took the honours at the Arms Park and showed what the team is capable of as they battled from start to finish and, to quote the National Press ‘the Bedwas backs outshone their capital city opponents with their pace and pin-point passing’ and won the try count 4-3. First half tries from wings NATHAN HILL and SCOTT HORNER plus two conversions and penalties from full back STUART THOMAS gave Bedwas a 20-13 half time lead but high flying Cardiff hit back strongly with 17 points in reply to SCOTT HORNERS’ second try and were 30-25 up with just five minutes left. Cardiff were then stunned when NATHAN HILL raced in for an 80th minute try, his second, to level the scores and it all rested on STUART THOMAS’ touchline conversion attempt and he capped off an all-round creative and kicking display with a huge, successful kick to justly earn a 32-30 win and a second win in three Arms Park visits for Bedwas and was rightly accorded Principality Man-Of-The-Match. The result moved Bedwas up to 11th place with two matches left, Aberavon and Maesteg.

Bedwas Backs Coach – Steve Law

‘It was a result for us based on pure adrenalin and every single player gave it everything. With 44 time capped RHYS WILLIAMS drafted into the Cardiff side, wing NATHAN HILL never gave him an inch for almost the whole of the 80 minutes. A tremendous team performance.’

Bedwas Forwards Coach – Ian Gardner
‘In the context of our season this was a huge result for us. The whole side showed guts and character but were probably hungrier than Cardiff, fighting for Premiership survival and never backed down.’

Official : Hugh Watkins (Wales)

Cardiff Bedwas