Two sin-bins are costly

Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport - RON CHALMERS ron.chalmers@waleson­line.co.uk

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.

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