15th May 2015, 05:18
Cardiff City RL look for first win
The second round of Welsh Conference South rugby League matches takes place this Sunday at 2pm
The second round of Welsh Conference South rugby League matches takes place this Sunday at 2pm writes Ian Lovell.
Bridgend Blue Bulls, the current Welsh Champions left it late to seal a 40-38 victory over Gwendraeth Valley Raiders with the winning try coming in the last minute of last week’s game at Pyle RFC.
Blue Bulls will be keen to continue their winning ways as they host Cardiff City ‘A’ having given debuts to several players themselves last week but Cardiff are still looking for their first win since the merger between the old Demons and Spartans clubs.
Last week, the Cardiff ‘A” side went down 42-16 to last year’s league leaders Aber Valley Wolves at Cardiff Arms Park.
Cardiff coach Phil Carleton said: “I believe the saying is bitter sweet? If you asked me in January would I take a 42-16 loss against to last year’s league winners with two sides that lost by a combined score of over 180 points last year then I'd have probably said yes - I'll take that progression.
“So it was sweet that as it stood we led at half time and bitter we ended up a fair way short through nothing more than a touch of naivety, loss of concentration and an improved performance from our rivals.
“Two of the above we can eradicate and in doing so make the third a lot harder to achieve. We worked hard on Wednesday and although time has been short, I'll look forward to seeing an much improved whole game performance on Sunday.
“It'll be another tough test but provided we play to our best we will challenge all comers this year and who knows maybe take a few unsuspecting wins too.”
Aber Valley Wolves take on Cardiff City RL ‘B’ in Senghenydd a week after defeating the Cardiff ‘A’ side.
Wolves coach Bobby Andrews was pleased with the opening weekend’s endeavours as his side gave several new players debuts due injuries and unavailability.
“It was a tough game to start with but the boys found their pattern and structure in the second half,” said Andrews.
Cardiff City ‘B’ took on the Valley Cougars ‘B’ in a friendly match last Sunday also at the Arms Park and suffered a 58-14 points beating the more experienced Cougars racking up the points.
Gwendraeth Valley Raiders host Newport Titans at Mynydd-y-Garreg in the third game of the day hoping to put the disappointment of last week’s late defeat behind them and claim a win over Newport Titans who are set for their first game of the season having not played last week.
Fixtures in full (all 2-00pm kick off)
Aber Valley Wolves v Cardiff City RL ‘B’ (Senghenydd RFC)
Bridgend Blue Bulls v Cardiff City RL ‘A’ (Pyle RFC)
Gwendraeth Valley Raiders v Newport Titans (Mynydd y Garreg RFC)