Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ebbw Vale 13 Glamorgan Wanderers 16, 30/04/11

A cruel bounce of the ball robbed Ebbw Vale of the chance to play for a place in next year's Premier Division. A 78th minute try by the Wanderes overturned Ebbw's lead gained through a penalty try just minutes earlier.

To quote from the Ebbw Vale website:

"In a tight and tense game at Cardiff Arms Park, it was the Premier Division's bottom side, Glamorgan Wanderers, who emerged as winners. For critics of the play off system, it was a Blues regional player (the excellent Josh Navidi) and a full back on permit from another Premiership team (former Ebbw points machine, Gareth Cull) who scored 13 of the Ely side's points.

We congratulate the Wanderers on a hard fought victory that will see them take on Division One West champions Bridgend next Saturday. Ebbw's points came from a penalty try after tremendous pressure by the Steelmen pack, and two penalties and a conversion by Dorian Jones.

Congratulations to Neil Edwards and his fellow coaches, players and backroom staff for the most enjoyable season for years, and here's to another one in Division One East next year."

We really got our game going in the 2nd half as our pack turned the screw on a faltering Wanderers, but it wasn't to be. Furthermore, I really can't see the Wanderers beating Bridgend next Saturday (nor do I think we would have).

And I really can't add anymore to that Trevor.

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