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Bridgend qualify for Welsh Final following big win

11th July 2015, 16:40

Bridgend qualify for Welsh Final following big win

Bridgend Blue Bulls clinched top spot in the Welsh Conference South table and a place in the Grand Final in five weeks’ time following a comprehensive win against Cardiff City B at Pyle RFC.

BRIDGEND BLUE BULLS 100 CARDIFF CITY RL B 20

 

Bridgend Blue Bulls clinched top spot in the Welsh Conference South table and a place in the Grand Final in five weeks’ time following a comprehensive win against Cardiff City B at Pyle RFC.

 

The hosts were 48-12 up at half-time and didn’t relent after the break.

 

The crowd were entertained to 10 tries in the first half and 11 in the second but with two each half coming to the men from the capital, it showed spirit on their side as they refused to give up.

 

Travelling with no substitutes, Cardiff were up against it from the start and when Bridgend began with a try in the first five minutes, their high attacking pace barely stopped.

 

Owen Thomas was the star of the show for Bridgend with five tries while Joe Symons scored one but impressively converted 16 out of 17 for a personal points total of 36.

 

Keiran Hooper scored two tries, while also on the scoresheet for the Blue Bulls were Jarred Ridderford, Lewis Nolan, Lloyd Giles, Owen Davies, Tom Ansen, Nathan Morgan, Aaron Hughes, Rhys Pope and Stuart Robson, all of whom scored one try each.

 

Kyle Ross scored a try and two goals for Cardiff with Andrew Prouse, Simon Grisman and Nathan Hale all crossing.

 

 

GWENDRAETH VALLEY RAIDERS 16 CARDIFF CITY RL A 56

 

The Cardiff City RL A side will definitely face Aber Valley Wolves in the lone semi-final of the Welsh Conference following their 56-16 win at Gwendraeth Valley Raiders.

 

But the destination of that match is still up for grabs with an important double header at Rumney RFC next Saturday when Cardiff City A will take on Bridgend with Aber Valley looking to overcome the B side.

 

Just a point for the Wolves will give them the home semi-final, while Cardiff City A will need to overcome the unbeaten Blue Bulls side.

 

Cardiff’s win at Mynydd-y-Garreg on Saturday was rarely in doubt with former Cardiff Demons player-coach Idris Evans making a comeback and scoring a brace of tries.

 

More of his former Demons team mates were also on the scoresheet with brothers Jamie and Duane Iles along with Dan Henderson getting one try each, with Henderson kicking six conversions.

 

Other tries were added by Joe Davies, Tom Mace, Dan Hiscock and Matt Wilcox, with Andrew Millard going over twice.

 

Two tries for Matthew Davies and one from Tomos Williams were the scores that Gwendraeth were able to come back with. Daf Daniels and Tom Williams each converted once.