Pontypridd v Bedwas
14th September 2013
First league game of the season home to Bedwas. Bedwas always tough opposition and games are nearly always close affairs and this was no different.
Bedwas scored first with a penalty try and Ponty prop Keiron Jenkins sent to the sin bin, Ponty up against it in the first ten minutes, but with Bedwas pressing Ponty's line, Ponty managed to get the ball and Dai Flan with chip over the Bedwas back line, Geraint Walsh gathers the ball and passes to league debutant Alex Webber who scores a length of field try in front of the screaming shed.
Half time Bedwas were in front 22 points to 19, Bedwas were the better team and Ponty needed to go up a gear in the second half. Flying wing Webber scored two more trys in this half, but Bedwas were keeping in front of Ponty by 2 or 3 points. With about ten minutes to go Bedwas in the lead and it was looking a home defeat for Ponty. Bedwas deserved to win this game, they played well and but us under pressure, but I think that our fitness won us the game because in those finally 8 mintues, Ponty Rhys Shellard and Geraint Walsh scored. Final score 42 to 31 to Ponty and we started the league campaign on a win and denied a lose point to Bedwas, who must have been gutted that they got nothing out of the game.
15.Geraint Walsh. 14.Alex Webber. 13.Aled Summerhill. 12.Dafydd Lockyer. 11.Owen Jenkins (Adam Thomas). 10.Dai Flanagan (Simon Humberstone). 9.Lloyd Williams (Tom Williams).
1.Stuart Williams (James Howe). 2.Rhys Williams (Huw Dowden). 3.Keiron Jenkins (Lewis Jones). 4.Lee Williams (Craig Locke). 5.Chris Dicomidis - cpt. 6.Luke Crocker. 7.Wayne O'Connor (Rhys Shellard). 8.Dan Godfrey.
"Golden Bob" man of the match - Dan Godfrey.