Bedwas 41 Aberavon 26
ABERAVON scored four tries for the first time this season in the Principality Premiership — but that's where the good news ended as the home side ran in six.
The league leaders were penned back by an Aberavon side who monopolised the ball, scored two good tries and saw Craig Evans convert both in great style for a 14-0 lead.
Then, as Evans lay injured with Neil Hennessy's whistle ready to blow for half-time at the next stoppage, Bedwas raced 80 metres to score and convert.
Within 60 seconds of the restart they scored another try and gathered 38 points without a reply from the Wizards.
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A fightback — much too late — saw two more Aberavon tries to earn them a bonus point.
"Aberavon gave us a real challenge," said Bedwas coach Steve Law. "They deserved their bonus point, but when we upped the pace in the second half they could not stay with us."
Aberavon backs coach Craig Warlow added: "We scored two tries early on and showed in that period just what we are capable of."
Lock Gavin Ronan had one of his best games for the club and Craig Evans dominated the opening half, with first skipper Sam Williams then wing Steffan Andrews scoring tries.
But Bedwas came on strongly and Aberavon folded under the pressure as confidence drained away.
From 0-14 it became 38-14 before replacement hooker Gareth Harvey burrowed over. Then Ronan forced his way to the line.
Bedwas scored all their six tries from backs, while three of Aberavon's four came from forwards.
Bedwas : Tries: R. Budina (3), M. John, D. Gunter, M. Pewtner. Cons: D. Gunter (4). Pen: D. Gunter.
Aberavon : Tries: S. Williams, S. Andrews, G. Harvey, G. Ronan. Cons: C. Evans (2), J. Phillips.