Two sin-bins are costly
ILL-DISCIPLINE cost the BRIDGEND RAVENS victory away to EBBW VALE, but they came away with a losing bonus point.
The Ravens took an early lead through a Will Holley penalty, but two converted tries for the home side put them in control.
Holley’s fine kicking managed to keep the visitors in the game with another penalty before half-time, making the score 14-6 at the break.
The home side were briefly down to 14 men as Rhys Clark was sent to the bin for a lineout infringement.
The Ravens dragged themselves back into the game as Mikey Kennedy touched down and Holley added the extras.
With just a point in it, the Ravens were themselves reduced to 14 as Tom Morgan saw yellow, but despite the difference in numbers, a penalty finely put away by Holley saw the Ravens lead once more.
In the late stages of the match, Ebbw Vale won themselves a controversial penalty from an attacking scrum and Jones put them back ahead with less than 10 minutes left on the clock.
As the Ravens looked to do all they could to make a dramatic late comeback, they were once again behind in numbers as Dafi Davies saw yellow with just a couple of minutes left.
There were definitely positives to take from this one – Will Holley’s kicking expertise being a big one – and an away point at Ebbw Vale is always a good result, however the Ravens will need to work on their discipline before their home match against Pontypridd if they are to get back to winning ways.