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Ponty rally to claim Bargoed win

Pontypridd enjoyed their day out in the spring sunshine at Bargoed on Saturday 21st April, coming away with a hard earned 21pts to 38 victory.

The result was never a foregone conclusion, if in the end emphatic in terms of a try count of three to six, as Ponty had been trailing by 21pts to 12 at the interval and still two points behind on the hour mark.

In celebrating the win there was a general mood in the Ponty camp that a valuable win had been gained at a difficult venue.

Pontypridd head coach Justin Burnell was pleased with his side’s endeavour.

“To post a second successive win on the road after last weekend’s result at Aberavon was very encouraging” said Burnell. “These are not easy places to visit and we showed a lot of spirit today to come from behind and seal the win. This keeps our momentum going in the league coming up to the business end of the season.”

Man of the Match Chris Dicomidis knew he had been in a tough encounter as the final whistle blew.

“It was hard going at times ” said Dicomidis “but a good win in the end. We weathered the storm for the first forty minutes but our fitness levels saw us through and after the hard graft put in by the forwards, our backs scored the important tries to secure the win. This sets us up for a massive home game against Carmarthen next week.”

One of those try scoring backs was winger Alex Webber, with two touchdowns to his name.

“We stuttered in the first half and weren’t clinical enough” said Webber. “It was difficult coming to terms with the sloping pitch and we weren’t up to standard but we picked ourselves up in the second half to get an important bonus point win.”