A repeat of last season, Bedwas winning at the Bridgefield and the Wizards winning at their Talbot Ground, but this match never rose to the previous very close encounters when the result was in doubt to the end . Bedwas opened with power and pace on a bright, sunny day and perfect playing conditions and were 14-0 in front after 15 minutes with an 8th minute try from scrum half HARRY TRELAWNEY and a 14th minute try from wing SCOTT HORNER after fine inter-passing and off-loading in the tackle, both converted by full back STUART THOMAS. Two long range penalties from 41 and 44 metres by STAURT THOMAS gave Bedwas a 20-0 half time lead.
Aberavon, as expected, fought back hard with bruising forward play, taking advantage of Bedwas having a forward sin-binned to score a converted try but the score remained at 20-7 for the final minutes as Bedwas, in spite of threatening to score several times could not find the clinical finish even with an Aberavon forward red-carded but the win moved the club up to 10th position in the 14 club Premiership with Maesteg the final match. Outside Half / Captain JOHN WELCH was awarded Principality Man-Of-The-Match for his overall control of play.
Bedwas Coach – Steve Law ‘
We were very anxious today and the number of individual errors was high which reflected the concern of the team to win. Aberavon were not the all-round side of the previous two seasons and we may well have scored a hatful of points on another day but frittered away many chances. Our objective was to get a result and the non-stop commitment of all the players brought it for us.’