21.10.2002 Pontypridd 83-8 Roma
In what turned out to be little more than a training warm up for Ponty, the lads managed to tot up a massive 183 points from their last three matches.
Thirteen tries, five of them to ‘Lewis boys’, including a hat trick to Geraint, returning from injury, was the net result. Despite anticipating a comfortable win, Lyn Howells pointed out in the dressing room that to score 80 points against anyone is a cracking achievement. Roma must have been delighted with the early scoreline of 5-8, and a little worried at the halftime score of 36-8. In the second half it was one way traffic, with Ponty getting some gentle exercise for next week’s top of the table Celtic League match.
After their recent ‘successes’, Cardiff cannot help but worry for next week’s Celtic League match seeing as they are the best team money can buy in Wales. Ponty must manage with a team built on commitment and effort – something that has shone in recent weeks. The match next week is set to be a sell out, despite a 5.30pm start to accommodate the TV audience.
Scorers - Pontypridd: Nuttall, Wyatt 4, S James, E Lewis 2, Sweeney, G Lewis 3, Owen. Cons: Wyatt, Sweeney 8