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Cardiff gain first win as Bridgend stay top

31st May 2015, 05:25

Cardiff gain first win as Bridgend stay top

Cardiff City RL gained their first win since their merger between Demons and Spartans, running away 46-16 over Gwendraeth Valley Raiders.

CARDIFF CITY A 46 GWENDRAETH VALLEY RAIDERS 16

 

Cardiff City RL gained their first win since their merger between Demons and Spartans, running away 46-16 over Gwendraeth Valley Raiders.

 

The capital side were always in control and had the game won by half-time.

 

Two tries from Matt Wilcox and one each from Duane Iles, Chris True and Matt Williams before the interval, four of which were converted by Dan Henderson, ensured there would be no comeback. Raiders replying through a Daf Daniels try that he converted himself, something that he would repeat in the second half with Archie Snook also crossing for Raiders after the interval.

 

Wilcox, a former South Wales Scorpions professional, showed his class by scoring two more in the second half, and also converting twice, with Barrie Phillips and Dan Crimmins also adding to the total. A further Henderson goal completed the scoring for Cardiff.

 

PIC: Georgina Elson, Cardiff City RL

 

 

CARDIFF CITY B 36 BRIDGEND BLUE BULLS 72

 

Bridgend remain top of the Welsh Conference after dominating the second half against Cardiff City B.

 

However they were given a scare in the first half after the capital’s second string twice led.

 

Sam Herron went over for the first try of his hat-trick after only four minutes that Kyle Rose converted to give Cardiff an early 6-0 lead.

 

After Bridgend hit back, Cardiff went into an 18-10 lead before being 28-18 down at the interval.

 

However the Bulls ran riot in the second half after four injuries left Cardiff B without substitutes in the second half.

 

Aled Cockwell led the way for Bridgend with four tries. Owen Davies, Huw Rosser and Dan Forrester each nabbed a brace while Matthew Hawkins, Lloyd Giles and Lewis Nolan also crossed. Davies converted 10 of the 13 tries.

 

Liam Carey scored twice for Cardiff while Rose kicked six out of six goals.