Ravens suf­fer de­feat ahead of Prem opener against Keys

Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport - RON CHALMERS nsport@waleson­line.co.uk

BRID­GEND Ravens fell to a dis­ap­point­ing sec­ond suc­ces­sive de­feat in their third and fi­nal pre-sea­son game against Bar­goed at the Mor­gan­stone Brew­ery Field.

Aaron Grab­ham opened the scor­ing for the Ravens be­fore Stu­art Floyd-El­lis latched on to a hack though to put the Ravens 12-0 up.

A Tyler Wil­liams try stretched the score to 19-0 with the Ravens in firm con­trol.

Bar­goed opened their scor­ing ac­count just be­fore half-time to make it 19-7.

Con­tin­u­ing their mo­men­tum, Bar­goed added a sec­ond try soon af­ter half­time and then went on to take the lead fol­low­ing a third try, and then went on to score a fourth straight from the kick­off.

Nathan Ed­wards then crashed over for the Ravens to make the score 24-28 and put the game in the bal­ance. Bar­goed then added an­other try be­fore an­other quick re­ply from the Ravens, 31-35.

Bar­goed then added a penalty to make the gap seven points and when Geraint Roberts slid over the line in the dy­ing stages of the game fol­low­ing a li­ne­out move, the game was in the bal­ance.

The con­ver­sion from Ryan Evans fell just short, mean­ing vic­tory for the vis­i­tors in what was a thrilling try-fest.

Brid­gend kick-off their Pre­mier­ship sea­son with an away match against Cross Keys at Sandy Park on Satur­day and the Ravens have or­gan­ised a sup­port­ers bus for the fix­ture.

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