Bedwas’s losing streak in the Principality Premiership has been extended to five games after a 38-17 defeat at Llandovery on Saturday (January 12).
Bedwas were unable to build on their WRU National Cup win over Rhydyfelin the previous weekend.
The Bridge Field side last won a league match in November, when they beat Bridgend Ravens away from home.
No8 Emyr Price’s try opened the scoring for Llandovery, who went 7-0 up after Jack Maynard’s conversion.
A penalty from Bedwas debutant Evan Lloyd narrowed the deficit but the visitors were reduced to 14 men when Adam Williams was shown a yellow card for deliberate offside.
However, Bedwas rode the storm and kept the hosts off the scoreboard while being a man down, with the score 7-3 at half-time.
Llandovery increased the lead in the second half through replacement prop Dino Dallavalle, whose try was converted by Maynard.
A minute later, Jordan Rees’ try, which was converted by Lloyd, brought Bedwas back within four points.
But a Llandovery onslaught soon followed as Maynard kicked a penalty and Rhodri Jones added two tries to the tally.
But despite finding themselves 31-10 down, Bedwas kept at it and were rewarded through a Jonathan Davies debut try with ten minutes left of the game. Joe Scrivens converted for two extra points, with a losing bonus point in sight.
Unfortunately for Bedwas, they were unable to clinch the bonus point, with Llandovery’s Maynard scoring a try and converting it himself as the final whistle blew to rub salt into Bedwas wounds.
Following the 38-17 defeat, Bedwas slip to 14th place in the league.
Bedwas return to the Bridge Field on Saturday (January 19) to welcome 5th-place Newport RFC in the Principality Premiership.
Report and imagery courtesy of Ian Lovell.