PONTYPRIDD 54 : 17 BEDWAS – MATCH REPORT
Pontypridd VS Bedwas
Saturday 15th December 2018, 17:15, Sardis Road Principality Premiership
In front of the Ponty faithful, Captain Daf Lockyer led the team out with his three children for his 350th appearance for the club.
With a brief respite from the rain, a missed penalty by Bedwas in the 6th minute resulted in
a period of pressure on Bedwas line, with numerous penalties. Finally, a penalty try was
given to Ponty in 19th minute. With a yellow card as a result of the penalty try, Chris Budgeon of Bedwas spent 10 minutes in the bin.
A period of sustained pressure by Bedwas saw a great try saving tackle by Corey Howells.
Rhodri Jones was next to be given a yellow card at 24 mins, resulting in a penalty kicked by
Dion Macintosh making it 7-3 to Ponty.
A scintillating run by Alex Webber from his own half resulted in him being denied the try by
a great cover tackle by the Bedwas number 6 Johny Armitage.
Scrappy play after Bedwas were penalised for holding on, and a great line kick by Lewis
Williams saw Ponty win a clean out. With the backs on for a certain try, a missed pass saw
Bedwas gifted a try which was converted, making the score Bedwas 10 Ponty 7.
Cameron Lewis scored a try at 41 mins which was converted by Lewis K Williams.
Half Time Score Ponty 14 : 10 Bedwas
The second half saw a quick fire response from Ponty with a try from Alun Lawrence ,
converted by Lewis Williams , and with the tails up , Ponty continued to pile on the
A great try as a result of sustained forward pressure saw Liam Belcher go over in the corner
with the conversion by Lewis Williams made it Ponty 28 Bedwas 10
With the forwards now dominating , great hands and quick passing resulted in Chris
Dicomidis going over for a try which was converted by Lewis Williams Ponty led by 35
points to 10.
A great individual run by speedster sidestepper Dale Stuckey resulted in a fantastic try
making the score 40 points to 10 in the 64th minute.
The floodgates opened and the continued pressure saw Lewis Williams score and covert
making it 47-10.
Just 7 minutes later, Ponty saw the try line again with the “Postman” Alex Webber running
over followed by a conversion by Lewis Williams making the score 54-10.
Bedwas for all their glory fought back to the bitter end, which resulted in a try for the away
team in the 80 th minute and ended the match 54-17.
This win for Ponty and the much needed bonus point, now puts us second on the table 2
points behind Merthyr.
A great win, and a great performance for Ponty, securing a special game for our Captain Daf
Lockyer on his 350th appearance for the club.
15 Dale Stuckey, 14 Alex Webber, 13 Cameron Lewis, 12 Dafydd Lockyer (c), 11 Corey Howells, 10 Lewis Williams, 9 Huw Rees, 8 Alun Lawrence, 7 Rhys Shellard, 6 Rhodri Jones, 5 Chris Dicomidis, 4 Sean Moore, 3 Keiron Assiratti, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Corey Domachowski.
Golden Bob Man of the Match – Dale Stuckey