Bedwas have maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a win away to Tata Steel on Saturday, November 16.
Bedwas scored five tries to earn a bonus point in the 44-20 win, making it six wins out of six in the WRU Championship.
The hosts took the lead in the fourth minute when full back Geraint Llewellyn scored a penalty.
Bedwas levelled things up shortly after through a Dion McIntosh penalty.
Tata hit back at Bedwas and soon regained the lead when winger Morgan Williams found a gap to cross the line and score.
Llewellyn added the conversion to give Tata a 10-3 lead.
Centre Bleddyn Davies then increased the lead with an unconverted try. as Bedwas found themselves 12 points adrift.
But a cross field kick from McIntosh was collected by Bedwas’ Alec Jones, who crossed in to score in the corner.
McIntosh added the extras and Bedwas went into the interval trailing 15-10.
Bedwas returned to the field for second half without the injured Dale Rogers, who was replaced by Owen Jones.
After the game resumed, Bedwas started brightly and turned the ball over deep into Tata territory.
Bedwas’ forwards kept the ball and captain Jonathan Armitage emerged from a pile of bodies to claim the equalising try.
McIntosh converted and Bedwas now found themselves ahead for the first time in the game.
McIntosh’s fine form in front of the posts continued with penalties in the 49th and 54th minute, giving Bedwas an eight-point lead as the hosts began to pick up injuries.
Tata centre Davies scored his second try of the game to cut the deficit to three points and bring his side right back into the contest.
However, Bedwas’ James Richards was soon driven over the line for a try converted by McIntosh as the visitors hit 30 points.
Bedwas scored their fourth try and sealed a bonus point when Mike Dacey, making his 50th appearance for the club, crossed the line with eight minutes remaining. McIntosh added the two extra points.
Second-rower Matthew Bovington rounded off the win when he stretched out to touch down on the final play of the day.
McIntosh added the two extra points to finish the game with a 100% kicking record and 19 points to his name.
On Saturday, November 23, Bedwas welcome Cardiff Met to the Bridgefield as they look to maintain their winning start to the season.
Report and imagery courtesy of Ian Lovell.