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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.

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