Ravens hit by Rams’ raid

Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

BRID­GEND Ravens fell to a dis­ap­point­ing de­feat in their sec­ond pre-sea­son fix­ture at home to Redin­gen­sians Rams.

Early sus­tained pres­sure fol­low­ing an early Rams penalty saw Kidd score the open­ing try for the visi­tors at the Mor­gan­stone Brew­ery Field.

After 20 min­utes, loose head prop Kidd added a sec­ond try from a set piece to give the Read­ing-based side a healthy lead.

With half an hour gone, Brid­gend de­cided to join the party as winger Will Hol­ley scored his sec­ond try of pre-sea­son from an over­lap fol­low­ing a strong maul from the for­ward pack.

Any Brid­gend mo­men­tum was soon halted though, as the visi­tors replied al­most im­me­di­ately as El­lis Jones raced over the line.

At the end of the half, Ravens winger Aaron Grab­ham mis­judged his tackle, which saw him sent to the bin and the hosts ex­ploited the num­bers dif­fer­ence quickly as they scored their fourth try of the half.

Six­teen points the deficit at half time, but Grab­ham looked de­ter­mined to make up for his first-half er­ror as he bagged two tries in the open­ing 10 min­utes of the sec­ond half.

In the fi­nal 10 min­utes, the away side re­verted to their power game as a se­ries of maul drives and strong scrim­mag­ing saw them spread the ball out wide where Tu­dor raced over the try line.

In the fi­nal play of the match, Brid­gend added their sec­ond try of a high­scor­ing af­fair.

Jamie Mur­phy’s pin­point pass saw Chris John through the Rams de­fence and the scond-row for­ward raced from half­way.

Will Bar­r­a­clough, for­merly of Brid­gend Ath­letic, was on hand for sup­port and raced over for his sec­ond try of pre­sea­son.

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