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Cardiff lose twice as top three confirmed

19th July 2015, 05:26

Cardiff lose twice as top three confirmed

Aber Valley Wolves assured themselves of a home playoff semi-final (against Cardiff City ‘A’) as a strong first half performance saw them home against a Cardiff side who remained tenacious throughout.

CARDIFF CITY ‘B’ 18 ABER VALLEY WOLVES 76

Aber Valley Wolves assured themselves of a home playoff semi-final (against Cardiff City ‘A’) as a strong first half performance saw them home against a Cardiff side who remained tenacious throughout.

 

Wolves opened the scoring early on through hooker Gareth Hutcherson, James Hallet adding the conversion. Cardiff had no answer to the fast running of the Wolves and it was no surprise when Wolves increased their lead through Lloyd Williams, Hallett again converting.

 

Ryan Williams was next to cross for the Wolves followed in quick procession by Rhys Cleverly and Connor Weigold all goaled bar two by Hallett for a 26-0 advantage half way through the half.

 

The tries kept on coming Williams and Weigold added a second try each before Jonny Armitage, Brendan Reynolds and Darryl Skym all crossed for tries three of which Hallett improved upon for a 52-0 half time advantage.

 

Cardiff refused to lie down and were rewarded with the first try of the second half through Simon Grisman, Kyle Rose adding the goal. Aber responded almost immediately via a Geoff Goodswen try, Ryan Williams successfully taking over the goal kicking duties.

 

Armitage and Reynolds added a second both goaled by Williams but Cardiff continued to plug away and Colom John crossed for a try improved on by Rose.

 

Wolves were not finished and a  Joshua Edge crossed for a try converted by Williams. Cardiff had the last word with a  try and conversion by Kyle Rose.

 

 

CARDIFF CITY ‘A’ 18 BRIDGEND BLUE BULLS 32

Bridgend put in a solid second half performance against Cardiff City A to claim a morale boosting win ahead of the final of the competition in a few week’s time.

 

Jarraed Riddiford opened the scoring an unconverted try for the Blue Bulls before Owen Davies twisted his way through for a second try again unconverted. Joe Davies reduced the arrears with a try improved upon by Tom Mace to reduce the deficit. Sam Herron added a second try for Cardiff shortly before the break, converted by Mace for a 12-10 half time lead.

 

Bridgend lifted their game in the second half and Nathan Morgan ran through for a try goaled by Owen Davies. Davies turned score try scorer to increase the Bulls lead adding the conversion himself.

 

Hooker Matt Williams gave Cardiff hope with a well taken try converted by Idris Evans before a Lewis Hughes try increased the Bulls lead, the conversion attempt going wide. Owen Thomas claimed his second try of the afternoon and with Davies’s goal Bridgend  finally put the game beyond Cardiff.