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NEW­PORT .................... 14 BARGOED .................... 35

BARGOED se­cured their sec­ond bonus-point vic­tory of the sea­son as they beat New­port at a wet and windy Rod­ney Pa­rade, writes Jay Bay­ford.

The Bulls bagged two tries in ei­ther half to take max­i­mum points and end their run of three con­sec­u­tive Principality Pre­mier­ship de­feats while Matthew Lewis was in ex­cel­lent kick­ing form, end­ing the game with 15 points.

Bargoed raced into a 12-0 lead with both Ieuan Jones and Rhys Mor­gan crash­ing over in­side 10 min­utes.

Full-back Lewis missed the first con­ver­sion but was on tar­get with the sec­ond.

The Black and Am­bers fi­nally found a way through as Owen Davies off­loaded to Matt O’Brien who dived over the white­wash to sur­pass the 300-point mark for New­port.

He then got up to dis­patch the con­ver­sion with ease.

But New­port con­tin­ued to strug­gle and gave away a penalty, which Lewis kicked.

New­port got the last word of the half when Chay Smith scored after Jones and Alex Her­bert had both been yel­low carded for Bargoed.

David Evans put in James Pizey for Bargoed’s third try, with Lewis adding the con­ver­sion.

And the Bulls claimed the bonus point when Jor­dan How­ells crossed with Lewis con­vert­ing and adding two more penal­ties.

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