21 Oct Llandovery 40-13 Bridgend
Bridgend Ravens fell to a convincing 40 points for 13 defeat at Church Bank as Llandovery raced away with a 20 minute second half purple patch.
Owen Howe gave the Ravens an early lead from the tee. Llandovery struck back five minutes later with their first try, Joe Powell touching down with Jack Maynard converting.
Gareth Harvey showed his power as a strong carry from the hooker got the Ravens within striking distance. Llandovery indiscipline handed Howe another shot at goal, which the fullback landed to drag Bridgend to within a single point as the first quarter came to an end.
With halftime nearing the Drovers added a second score through Aaron Warren, a scuffle off the ball tied up too many Bridgend defenders and the wing found plenty of space to canter over. Maynard again converted.
HT Llandovery RFC 14-6 Bridgend Ravens
A twenty minute second half blitz saw the hosts add four tries. Ryan Evans, Aaron Warren and Dafydd Hughes all touched down plus a penalty try secured a comfortable win for Llandovery. Andy Evans saw yellow for his tackle which led to the penalty try.
Bridgend’s replacements finally brought some much needed go-forward. Hard work late in the game eventually saw Bridgend’s Man of the Match, Jack Pope crash over for the try. Owen Howe converted but it was far too little too late for the Ravens.
Bridgend will be hoping to get back to winning ways when Pontypridd visit the Morganstone Brewery Field next Saturday, kick off 2:30pm.