Cross Keys v Bridgend Preview and Team News

By David Glastonbury | 01/05/2018

Cross Keys host Bridgend this Tuesday evening in a rearranged Principality Premiership fixture at Pandy Park.

Last season the 2 sides met on 2 occasions, with the honours going to the home side on each occasion. In the regular league fixture played at the Brewery Field back in September 2016, the home side eased to a comfortable 29 points to 16 bonus point victory over Keys. Tries for the Ravens came from Ashton Evans, Jack Pope, Marc Bennett-Jones and Ryan Griffiths, with Joseph Scrivens kicking 9 points with the boot. Keys points came via a Josh Skinner try and a conversion and 3 penalties from the boot of Ethan Davies. In the tier 2 fixture played at Pandy Park a year ago to the day that the 2 sides will meet this year it was Keys who edged out the Ravens by 16 points to 13. Keys' points coming from a Ieuan Jones try and a conversion and 3 penalties from Josh Prosser. The Ravens' replied with a Will Baird try and a conversion and pair of penalties by Joseph Scrivens.

The Cross Keys team for Tuesday's game has been announced and shows a number of changes to the side that was soundly beaten at Bedwas last time out.

The Cross Keys team in full for Tuesday's game is:-

15. David Richards
14. Ben Snell
13. Mathew Powell
12. Leon Andrews
11. Lloyd Lewis

10. Josh Prosser
9. James Leadbeater

1. Gary Carpenter
2. Zac Hewlett
3. Richard Cornock
4. Tom Lampard
5. Josh Skinner
6. Scott Matthews (c)
7. Joe Thomas
8. Ieuan Jones

Replacements: 16. Darren Hughes, 17. Taylor Hansen, 18. Scott Evans, 19. Ashley Gibson, 20. Garin Price, 21. Gwesyn Price-Jones, 22. Ross Pritchard, 23. Nathan Trowbridge.

Cross Keys v Bridgend Ravens Principality Premiership
Tuesday 1st May 2018
Venue: Pandy Park
Kick Off: 7.30pm

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