With Thanks to Western Mail for match report
AFTER suffering a heartbreaking last minute home defeat to Glamorgan Wanderers last week, Cross Keys had the satisfaction of inflicting similar pain on Gwent rivals Bedwas at Pandy Park.
The score was locked 13-13 – probably a just outcome – when replacement wing Will Johnstone was set free on the left flank and he sped past ineffective Bedwas tackling to seal a home win.
The win means Keys now have an unblemished four wins against Gwent opposition this season much to the delight of their forwards’ coach Greg Woods.
“It’s a better feeling this week as I have yet to recover from the shock of losing a game we dominated last Saturday,” he said.
“I’m very pleased with the win and it was a similar match to last week as I thought we were the better side today again and our set pieces were the best this year.
“I can’t ask for any more effort from the boys who toughed it out in a tight match to earn our reward.”
Meanwhile, Bedwas coach Steve Law reflected on missed chances saying: “I thought we created the better chances but we butchered two or three with poor decision making.”
Aside from the kicking dual between Gareth David and Adam Greendale, both sides scored tries by home flanker Robert Nash and Bedwas replacement hooker Alan Fowler.
It was 7-7 then 13-13 until Johnstone’s late winner.