Battling Bedwas so close
BEDWAS all but snatched a dramatic win at Bridge Field, coming from 29-9 behind to eventually lose by one point.
The Wanderers scored four tries in the first half through flanker Nio Aiono, full-back Jason Pocock, fly-half Scott Sneddon and wing James Loxton to lead 22-9 and claim a bonus point.
And when Blues centre Dafydd Hewitt flashed in at the start of the second half, Bedwas looked dead and buried.
They had managed to muster just three penalties by full-back Stuart Thomas, but were then given a lifeline from an unexpected source.
Wanderers coach Richard Hodges made a lot of changes in the belief that his side were coasting to victory. “I made too many changes too early but take nothing away from opponents who rallied with tremendous determination,” he said.
Bedwas coach Steve Law made far more astute changes – flanker Phil Sargent giving impulse to the contact area and fly-half Chris Anderson putting in some clever tactical kicking.
The comeback started in the 60th minute with a well-taken try from the fleet-footed Jimmy Norris and from there on the Wanderers had to cling on desperately.
Bedwas: Tries: J Norris (2), A Hughes; Cons: S Thomas (2); Pens: S Thomas (3).
Glamorgan Wanderers: Tries: N Aiono, J Pocock, S Sneddon, J Loxton, D Hewitt; Cons: S Sneddon, J Pocock.