On a dark, cold afternoon at the Heads of the Valleys, Merthyr remarkably came out winners of the 'Metal Derby' via the conversion of the last kick of the game, despite being completely outplayed for nearly all of the 2nd half.
Ebbw Vale will be gutted to have lost this. The official site reports that we crossed the Merthyr line nine times, 3 tries, 4 hold ups, 1 knock on and 1 forward pass, and that's how it felt, the Vale camped on the Merthyr line.
This is no doubt a blow to Ebbw's promotion hopes. It's one thing to lose at Newbridge, quite another to lose to a young and limited Merthyr outfit..
You can get a feel for how Ebbw Vale failed to turn pressure into points via this video playlist.