Blue & Blacks have to cut out the errors, says coach Law
CARDIFF will attempt to avoid a third straight league defeat against Cross Keys.
The Blue and Blacks were pummelled at home by RGC before going down 31-27 at Bedwas last time out.
“Last week’s game was a huge disappointment,” said head coach Steve Law.
“We were masters of our own downfall.
“The error count was huge and, when we eventually did get ourselves into a position to win the game with a few minutes to go, another mistake allowed Bedwas to score what was the winning try.
“We will be looking to put that right at Pandy Park but are aware that it’s not an easy place to go and win.”
Elsewhere, RGC 1404 head coach Mark Jones is pleased to have been given a selection headache as his side gear up for this afternoon’s televised Principality Premiership clash with Bedwas in Colwyn Bay.
The Gogs go into the latest round of fixtures third in the table and eight points behind leaders Merthyr with six to play.
Their title hopes were dented by defeat at Pontypridd last Saturday although, with RGC still to host Merthyr on May 5, it is by no means a done deal in terms of the title just yet.
However, victory today is vital in keeping those hopes alive with the game live on S4C, kick-off 4pm.
The return of fly-half Danny Cross from injury – added with his impressive form – has given chief Jones
food for thought when it comes to team selection.
He said: “Danny missed the early part of the season with injury, but it is great to have him back and it adds that depth to the squad as he can play in a few positions.
“Jacob Botica didn’t have his best game against Pontypridd, which happens to all players and we have Danny putting the pressure on to start as well – so I have some choices to make.
“Danny can also offer something different, so if we need to change up our play then he give us that option in a number positions.”
Reigning champions Merthyr are certainly now in the box seat to retain the title and will be hoping to pick up another vital win on the road today as they head to St Helen’s to face Swansea (2.30pm).
The Ironmen have a seven-point advantage at the top over secondplaced Carmarthen Quins, although the west Walians have played a game more than both Merthyr and RGC.
Richard Kelly’s Quins side will look to keep their fading title hopes alive with a home victory over Newport.
In other action, Neath – buoyed by their win at Swansea last Saturday – will hope to back that up at Llanelli where skipper Jordan Collier will be making his 100th appearance for the Welsh All Blacks.
Bridgend Ravens visit Church Bank looking to record their first victory over Llandovery since 2008, with Aberavon entertaining Pontypridd and Bargoed hosting Ebbw Vale.