PRINCIPALITY PREMIERSHIP EAST
CARDIFF ...................... 25 EBBW VALE ................. 30
“DON’T forget about us” was the message that Ebbw Vale head coach Lee Davies said his side wanted to send from their win over Cardiff.
With just one victory from their first four games, the Gwent side might not have been too prominent in the minds of their Premiership rivals, but in taking Cardiff’s 100% record they managed to plant a gentle reminder of what they are capable of.
The Steelmen’s coach believed there could have been another factor motivating his players – and that was fear.
“That’s a very good Cardiff side”, he explained. “And on a fast track like the 4G we could have been on the end of a thumping if we hadn’t performed.
“There was a bit more of an edge to us from when we arrived and through the warm-up,” he explained.
“There was a bit more desire, a bit more of an attitude to everyone.”
Meanwhile, his opposite number Steve Law acknowledged that coming after four straight victories the result was a disappointment.
“Ebbw Vale have been struggling for results but they’ve never been far away in all their games so we never take anything for granted,” he said.
“I think our error count was very high but I think they were very good on the floor, in the breakdown.
“I think they had an advantage there where they won a lot of penalties, which is something we need to look at.”
Llywarch ap Myrddin, Ben White and Will ReesHole bagged the Cardiff tries, with Ben Thomas and Gareth Thompson each kicking five points.
But Cameron Regan, Carl Lewis and Srdan Majkic set Ebbw on their way to victory.
Lewis Dennett pushed the Steelmen over the line with three conversions and three penalties to seal a much-needed win.