Bulls write an unlikely script to keep hopes alive
BARGOED performed their own version of the Great Escape as they overturned a 19-point deficit to triumph at The Gnoll.
Having been hit with an opening salvo of 19 points, with hooker Ifan Phillips crossing twice and Gavin Evans getting a third, Bargoed must have feared they were in for another hiding following their 52-7 defeat at Llanelli just six days earlier.
But they refused to buckle and hit back to turn the game on its head and put themselves in with an outside chance of reaching the play-off places with three home games to come.
The fightback was led by outside-half Calum Jones, who ended up with two tries and 19 points to shade home full-back Ed Howley, who scored 14. Wing David Evans kick-started the revival with a try on 28 minutes and lock Josh Jacas also crossed at the end of the first half.
Two tries in quick succession from Jones and centre Ashley Norton then levelled the scores at 26-26 before Howley and Jones swapped penalties to make it 29-29. Jones then came up with the crucial score as he crossed for his second try five minutes from time and Matthew Lewis added the conversion.