Bed­was old boy puts the boot in

South Wales Echo - - Sport - BED­WAS ...................................... 10 CARDIFF ..................................... 16

CARDIFF made it three wins in a row but had to come from be­hind to beat Bed­was in tough con­di­tions at the Bridge Field.

Rain had poured down on the pitch and the wind made kick­ing even more dif­fi­cult but Joseph Scrivens, who was de­ployed at full­back for Bed­was, opened the scor­ing with a well-taken penalty in the third minute.

The hosts looked fired up and soon added to their lead af­ter a quick-tap penalty from Scrivens found its way to Adam Wil­liams, who crossed over for the game’s open­ing try. Scrivens added the con­ver­sion.

Cardiff grew into the game but came up against a de­ter­mined Bed­was back­line, although they did man­age to get points on the board through a St­ef­fan Jones penalty mid­way through the first half.

The Cardiff fly-half, who joined from Bed­was in the sum­mer, had an­other op­por­tu­nity to close the deficit but mis­judged his kick. How­ever, on the stroke of half time, he made up for that miss with a close-range three-pointer.

The rain con­tin­ued to make its pres­ence felt dur­ing half time and it was Cardiff who adapted bet­ter to the con­di­tions af­ter the restart but they con­tin­ued to strug­gle against a well-or­gan­ised Bed­was de­fence.

The Blue and Blacks re­mained pa­tient and con­tin­ued to pile on the pres­sure and were even­tu­ally rewarded with a penalty try with a yellow card handed to Cardiff’s El­lis Evans too.

The hosts al­most hit back when a su­perb cross-field kick from Ja­cob Chilcott picked out Wil­liams on the wing but the ball slipped out of his grasp with the try line at his mercy.

Cardiff then went down to 14 men when James Mur­phy was yellow-carded for an il­le­gal tackle.

But Bed­was could not take ad­van­tage of their nu­mer­i­cal su­pe­ri­or­ity and Jones sealed the win with his third penalty of the game, de­spite a late yellow card for Rory Pit­man. Try – A Wil­liams; Con – J Scrivens; Pen – J Scrivens. Try – Pen Try; Pens – S Jones (3).

Bed­was: Cardiff:

St­ef­fan Jones

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