Trebanos RFC 17 Bedwas RFC 36
Bedwas completed their pre-season preparations in a keenly fought match at Trebanos on a cool, breezy August afternoon.
With the wind at their backs Bedwas started at a fast pace, Ross Wardle opening the scoring after just five minutes.
Adam Williams burst through from deep to double the advantage five minutes later, Steffan Jones adding the conversion. Bedwas dominance was rewarded with a further unconverted try by Mathew John before the home side hit back with a well worked try by Morgan Evans, Laurence Howley adding the conversion.
Bedwas’ first half work was not complete as Mathew John notched a second try again improved upon by Steffan Jones before the home sides’ Kieran Waitman crossed to make the half time score Trebanos 12 Bedwas 24.
Bedwas made a raft of changes and took their time to find some rhythm in the second half, the home side who played well throughout added a third (unconverted) try by Chris Forshaw.
Bedwas were not going to be denied as Luke Crane added a try under the sticks after sprinting 50 metres, Steffan Jones adding the extras before Kurtis Haile added the final try out wide just before the final whistle to complete the scoring.
The Bedwas side was:
15. Mike Hathaway (replaced by Aaron Bramwell)
14. Rory Budina (replaced by Kurtis Haile)
13. Ross Wardle
12. Adam Williams
11. Mathew John (replaced by Ollie Halford)
10. Steffan Jones
9. Tom Rowlands (replaced by Luke Crane)
1. Brynley Toms (replaced by Dan Preece)
2. Ellis Shipp (replaced by Mike Dacey)
3. Lloyd Bridges (replaced by Chris Budgen)
4. Gareth Allen (replaced by Charlie Morton-Morgan)
5. Geraint Edmunds (replaced by Will Fishlock)
6. Nathan Hudd
7. Andrew Waite
8. Deri Mattravers (replaced by George Lee)
Bedwas now focus on starting their league campaign at Pontypridd RFC on Saturday 26th August 2017, kick off 2-30pm.