Cross Keys suffered a crushing 62-5 defeat away to Bridgend in the Principality Premiership on Wednesday, May 1.
The Keys have already been relegated from the division, but Bridgend’s win could spell trouble for Bedwas, who are embroiled in a three-way safety battle with Bridgend and Llanelli.
The Ravens, fresh from victory over Bargoed, scored ten tries against a sorry Keys side to leapfrog Bedwas in the league table.
Bridgend winger Mike Powell scored the first try of the game after seven minutes of play.
Hooker Gareth Harvey scored the second try 15 minutes later, before winger Dewi Cross added the third try of the game in the 32nd minute.
Owen Howe registered his first conversion of the game and Cross Keys now found themselves 17-0 down.
Bridgend No8 Dafi Sion Davies scored the try to earn his side a bonus point four minutes before the break.
Howe converted and Bridgend took a 24-0 lead into the changing rooms at half-time.
Soon after the players returned to the field, flanker Garin Price scored Cross Keys’ first and only try of the game.
Bridgend No8 Davies replied soon after with his second try of the evening and Howe converted to increase the lead to 31-5.
Ravens winger Cross then scored his second try of the game to pile more misery on the visitors.
About five minutes later, Cross completed his hat-trick. Howe converted to increase the lead to 45-5.
After 61 minutes of play, Cross ran in for his fourth try of the game as his side broke the half-century barrier.
Bridgend’s ninth try soon followed, this time coming from substitute Jordan Collier.
Then, with less than ten minutes to go, a second Bridgend replacement got themselves onto the score sheet – Owen Thomas scored his side’s tenth try to wrap up a 64-5 victory.
Cross Keys return to Pandy Park on Saturday, May 4 to host RGC 1404, before playing their last game in the Principality Premiership on Wednesday, May 8 with a home clash against Pontypridd.