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May 12th: Cardiff v Ebbw Vale May 5th: Ebbw Vale v Bedwas Apr 28th Apr 21st: Ebbw Vale v RGC Apr 14th: Bargoed v Ebbw Vale Apr 7th: Cross Keys v Ebbw Vale Apr 2nd: Ebbw Vale v Aberavon Mar 30th: Carmarthen v Ebbw Vale Mar 24th: Ebbw Vale v Swansea Mar 17th: Llandovery v Ebbw Vale Mar 10th: Ebbw Vale v Neath Mar 3rd Feb 24th: Ebbw Vale v Merthyr Feb 17th: Bridgend v Ebbw Vale Feb 10th: Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd Feb 3rd: Newport v Ebbw Vale Jan 6th 30th Dec: Ebbw Vale v Llanelli Dec 23rd: Ebbw Vale v Bedwas Dec 2nd: Merthyr v Ebbw Vale Nov 25th: Ebbw Vale v Cardiff Nov 18th: Newport v Ebbw Vale Nov 11th: Ebbw Vale v Cross Keys Nov 4th: Pontypridd v Ebbw Vale Oct 28th: Ebbw Vale v Bargoed Oct 7th: Bedwas v Ebbw Vale Sept 30th: Ebbw Vale v Merthyr Sept 23rd: Cardiff v Ebbw Vale Sept 16th: Ebbw Vale v Newport Sept 9th: Cross Keys v Ebbw Vale Sept 2nd: Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd Aug 26th: Bargoed v Ebbw Vale May 6th: Ebbw Vale 26 Merthyr 35 April 29th: Llandovery 21 Ebbw Vale 15 April 8th: RGC 1404 37 Ebbw Vale 31 March 17th: Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd March 4th: Ebbw Vale 3 Merthyr 13 February 24th: Carmarthen 26 Ebbw Vale 30 February 18th: Beddau 3 Ebbw Vale 7 February 10th: Ebbw Vale 15 Aberavon 6 February 4th: Ebbw Vale 12 v Bedwas 15 January 28th: Ebbw Vale 57 v Skewen 7 January 18th: Ebbw Vale 15 Bargoed 30 January 11th: Merthyr 40 Ebbw Vale 14 January 7th: Ebbw Vale 11 Cross Keys 0 December 31st: Ebbw Vale 24 Cardiff 20 December 26th: Bedwas 23 Ebbw Vale 22 December 21st: Hafodyrynys 5 Ebbw Vale 62 December 14th: Pontypridd 63 Ebbw Vale 14 December 7th: Ebbw Vale 10 Merthyr 34 December 3rd: RGC 1404 51 Ebbw Vale 17 November 25th: Ebbw Vale 17 Bargoed 8 November 18th: Aberavon 34 Ebbw Vale 17 November 12th: Ebbw Vale 40 Carmarthen 20 November 3rd: Swansea 23 Ebbw Vale 29 October 29th: Ebbw Vale 10 Llandovery 20 October 25th: Pontypridd 25 Ebbw Vale 41 October 19th: Ebbw Vale 12 Bargoed 10 October 12th: Ebbw Vale 17 Pontypridd 31 October 8th: Merthyr 38 Ebbw Vale 25 October 1st: Neath 8 Ebbw Vale 14 September 24th: Ebbw Vale 32 Bridgend 0 September 17th: Ebbw Vale 33 Newport 17 Sept 4th: Llanelli v Ebbw Vale August 27th: London Welsh 24 Ebbw Vale 24 Aug 12th: Bedlinog 7 Ebbw Vale 33 May 15th: Pontypridd 12 Ebbw Vale 38 May 8th: Llandovery 16 Ebbw Vale 20 April 24th: Ebbw Vale 32 Aberavon 30 April 9th: Ebbw Vale 8 Llandovery 16 April 5th: Crosskeys 26 Ebbw Vale 14 April 2nd: Carmarthen 12 Ebbw Vale 14 March 26th: Bedwas 8 v Ebbw Vale 16 March 12th: Ebbw Vale 34 v Pontypridd 8 March 5th: Ebbw Vale 36 Llanelli 8 February 27th: Newcastle Emlyn 7 Ebbw Vale 61 February 12th: Cardiff 14 Ebbw Vale 34 February 6th: Newcastle Emlyn v Ebbw Vale February 2nd: Newport 40 Ebbw Vale 6 January 30th: Ebbw 14 Llandovery 6 January 20th: Ebbw 28 Cross Keys 20 January 2nd: Neath 16 Ebbw Vale 22 December 26th: Ebbw 24 Bedwas 10 December 16th: Ebbw Vale 6 v Bedwas 36 December 12th: Bedwas 22 Ebbw Vale 22 December 5th: Ebbw 40 Bridgend 30 November 28th: Aberavon 14 Ebbw Vale 20 November 18th: Ebbw 48 Newport 6 November 11th: Cross Keys 22 v Ebbw 2 November 7th: Newport 34 v Ebbw 14 October 31st: Pontypridd 18 Ebbw 26 October 24th: Ebbw 20 v Carmarthen 26 October 17th: Llanelli 22 Ebbw 18 October 10th: Ebbw 24 Cross Keys 26 October 3rd: Ebbw 34 Cardiff 22 September 26th: Llandovery 50 v Ebbw 0 September 19th: Ebbw 22 Neath 0 Sept 12th: Ebbw 30 Newport 6 Sept 5th: Bridgend 8 Ebbw Vale 20 August 28th: Ebbw Vale 7 London Welsh 22

May 12th: Cardiff v Ebbw Vale

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May 5th: Ebbw Vale v Bedwas

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Apr 28th

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Apr 21st: Ebbw Vale v RGC

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Apr 14th: Bargoed v Ebbw Vale

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Apr 7th: Cross Keys v Ebbw Vale

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Apr 2nd: Ebbw Vale v Aberavon

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Mar 30th: Carmarthen v Ebbw Vale

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Mar 24th: Ebbw Vale v Swansea

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Mar 17th: Llandovery v Ebbw Vale

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Mar 10th: Ebbw Vale v Neath

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Mar 3rd

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Feb 24th: Ebbw Vale v Merthyr

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Feb 17th: Bridgend v Ebbw Vale

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Feb 10th: Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd

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Feb 3rd: Newport v Ebbw Vale

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Jan 6th

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30th Dec: Ebbw Vale v Llanelli

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Dec 23rd: Ebbw Vale v Bedwas

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Dec 2nd: Merthyr v Ebbw Vale

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Nov 25th: Ebbw Vale v Cardiff

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Nov 18th: Newport v Ebbw Vale

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Nov 11th: Ebbw Vale v Cross Keys

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Nov 4th: Pontypridd v Ebbw Vale

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Oct 28th: Ebbw Vale v Bargoed

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Oct 7th: Bedwas v Ebbw Vale

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Sept 30th: Ebbw Vale v Merthyr

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Sept 23rd: Cardiff v Ebbw Vale

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Sept 16th: Ebbw Vale v Newport

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Sept 9th: Cross Keys v Ebbw Vale

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Sept 2nd: Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd

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Aug 26th: Bargoed v Ebbw Vale

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May 6th: Ebbw Vale 26 Merthyr 35

The Ebbw team was: Dan Haymond, Nathan Preece, Dom Franchi, Dai Langdon, James Lewis; Josh Lewis, Rob Lewis; Ross Jones, Joe Franchi, Gethin Robinson; Damien Hudd (capt), Lance Randall; Rhys Clarke, Ronny...
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April 29th: Llandovery 21 Ebbw Vale 15

Forty years ago to the Saturday, Ebbw travelled to Coventry knowing that a win would see them crowned unofficial Welsh champions. (Note to younger readers: this was before leagues, play-offs, mid-season...
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April 8th: RGC 1404 37 Ebbw Vale 31

Ebbw just lost out in a tense and enthralling encounter with RGC. After the hosts had much the better of the first half, but only led by 16-12 at the interval. Ebbw fought back superbly to lead before RGC went...
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March 17th: Ebbw Vale v Pontypridd

It was a foul night at Eugene Cross Park. Heavy rain throughout Friday, and a swirling breeze, made the surface extremely wet and the ball, to quote one supporter, "the proverbial bar of soap." Not the...
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March 4th: Ebbw Vale 3 Merthyr 13

From an Ebbw perspective it's  hard to take many positives from this game which Merthyr deserved to win.  In all fairness, it was a filthy afternoon of mud and rain, so nobody expected a festival of silky...
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February 24th: Carmarthen 26 Ebbw Vale 30

There is no match report available for this fixture. The Ebbw Vale team that beat Carmarthen with a bonus point on Friday was: Dan Haymond, Chris Levesley, Nathan Preece, Dominic Franchi, James Lewis; Josh...
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February 18th: Beddau 3 Ebbw Vale 7

Scorers Ronny Kynes (try) and Dai Langdon (con).

Match report unavailable. Ebbw Vale's team was: Dan Haymond, Chris Levesley, Nathan Preece, Dominic Franchi, James...
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February 10th: Ebbw Vale 15 Aberavon 6

On a freezing night in Blaenau Gwent, Ebbw and Aberavon served up a match every bit as gripping and entertaining as last season's 32-30 win that took the Steelmen to the play-offs. Aberavon opened the...
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February 4th: Ebbw Vale 12 v Bedwas 15

With the Premiership now split into two Tiers, and the top four of the top eight set to play off for the title of Champions, every match is now a cup match with victory the only target. While Ebbw Vale might...
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January 28th: Ebbw Vale 57 v Skewen 7

Ebbw Vale proved too strong in all aspects of play for the visitors, who never gave up and showed why they have established themselves as solid Championship competitors in their first year at that level....
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January 18th: Ebbw Vale 15 Bargoed 30

Bargoed weren't phased by the switch of venue, emerging as winners at Eugene Cross Park - though the game was not as one-sided as the score suggests, with Ebbw's young combination team putting up a determined...
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January 11th: Merthyr 40 Ebbw Vale 14

Ebbw Vale lost 40-14 to Merthyr in the penultimate round of the Fosters Challenge Cup on Wednesday night. The Steelmen's points came from a penalty try, a try from Chris Thomas and...

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January 7th: Ebbw Vale 11 Cross Keys 0

How close do you like your Gwent derbies? Personally I like it when Ebbw are 40-0 up by half time, but that just never happens, certainly against such well-coached, well-balanced and capable opposition as...
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December 31st: Ebbw Vale 24 Cardiff 20

With both sides firmly in the shake up for a top 8 finish, this was always likely to be a close affair, and so it proved. Early Ebbw pressure eventually gained a penalty shot for Josh Lewis, who duly obliged,...
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December 26th: Bedwas 23 Ebbw Vale 22

This was the cliched 'game of two halves' with the home team impressive and dominant for the first 40 minutes, and Ebbw having by far the better of the second. On a cold night in the Rhymney Valley (I saw a...
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December 21st: Hafodyrynys 5 Ebbw Vale 62

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December 14th: Pontypridd 63 Ebbw Vale 14

Ebbw lost this Fosters Challenge Cup tie 63 -14, with the young players giving an excellent account of themselves against Ponty's seasoned team. Once again, Ebbw Vale gave opportunities to players from other...
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December 7th: Ebbw Vale 10 Merthyr 34

Ebbw Vale's largely experimental squad - 18 of the 23 were on permit - gave an excellent account of themselves against a strong Merthyr team in the Fosters Challenge Cup at ECP on Wednesday night. On a damp...
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December 3rd: RGC 1404 51 Ebbw Vale 17

First things first: RGC played some superb rugby, particularly in the first half when their pace, support play, off-loading and punch through midfield were top class. Ebbw simply couldn't live with them and,...
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November 25th: Ebbw Vale 17 Bargoed 8

Games between Ebbw Vale and Bargoed are always tough, and tough to call. Last night's was no different and, despite having lost their last nine games, Bargoed pushed Ebbw all the way. In truth, they created...
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November 18th: Aberavon 34 Ebbw Vale 17

It was a cold night at the Talbot Athletic Ground - not Brynmawr Square cold, but chilly nonetheless - but the sparse crowd was treated to some quality rugby, with the the Aberavon backs looking particularly...
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November 12th: Ebbw Vale 40 Carmarthen 20

Before the start of this match, Ebbw lay in 6th and Carmarthen 5th in the Principality Premiership. Last season's games ended 14-12 and 20-26, so all expectations were for a close encounter between two...
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November 3rd: Swansea 23 Ebbw Vale 29

Reigning champions Ebbw Vale headed westwards to take on the Premiership's bottom club, Swansea, who have won just once this season and suffered a 50-point defeat at Bedwas on Saturday. On a table-top...
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October 29th: Ebbw Vale 10 Llandovery 20

When these teams met at Church Bank in May, in the semifinal of the Principality Premiership playoffs, they served up a cracker of a game. On Saturday, at an autumn-hued ECP, it was more of a damp squib,...
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October 25th: Pontypridd 25 Ebbw Vale 41

Ebbw Vale climbed to 6th place in the Premiership with this 5-try, bonus point win over Pontypridd, based on almost complete dominance up front, putting the hosts' scrum and lineout under unbearable pressure....
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October 19th: Ebbw Vale 12 Bargoed 10

In a game high on endeavour but low on quality, Bargoed were the better side, building a 10-0 lead by half time, and Ebbw could have had no complaints if they had lost. However, a try by winger Kier Hughes...
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October 12th: Ebbw Vale 17 Pontypridd 31

This Foster's Challenge Cup game came to life in the second half after a first period dominated by Pontypridd who only had two early tries to show for all their supremacy. Both clubs entered into the spirit of...
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October 8th: Merthyr 38 Ebbw Vale 25

The first ever 'top flight' meeting between these two Heads of the Valleys teams was a cracking encounter that kept everyone enthralled until the final whistle. Merthyr started brilliantly, catching Ebbw...
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October 1st: Neath 8 Ebbw Vale 14

One of the truisms of sport is that good sides manage to win even when they are not at their best. This was certainly the case for Ebbw Vale at The Gnoll on Saturday afternoon. The Champions never got their...
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September 24th: Ebbw Vale 32 Bridgend 0

No report available for this match. Dim adroddiad ar gael ar gyfer y gêm hon. Teams Ebbw Vale: Dan Haymond; Chris Levesley, Nathan Preece (Will...
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September 17th: Ebbw Vale 33 Newport 17

This was Ebbw Vale's first home game since April 24th, and the win was just as important this time as it was against Aberavon on that Sunday evening 5 months ago. On a picture perfect afternoon, Newport...
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Sept 4th: Llanelli v Ebbw Vale

Ebbw's defence of the Principality Premiership title got off to a disappointing start with a 24-22 defeat at Parc y Scarlets on Sunday afternoon.

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August 27th: London Welsh 24 Ebbw Vale 24

Ebbw warmed up for the new Premiership season with an excellent performance that saw them hold the fully professional London Welsh side to a draw, having dominated for much of the game. Ebbw's tries came...
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Aug 12th: Bedlinog 7 Ebbw Vale 33

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May 15th: Pontypridd 12 Ebbw Vale 38

Ebbw were comfortable and deserved winners at sunny Sardis Road, defeating reigning champions Pontypridd by 38 points to 12 to claim the Principality Championship title. For the second year running, the...
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May 8th: Llandovery 16 Ebbw Vale 20

Tries by Ronny Kynes and Jared Rosser, and 8 points from Dai Langdon's boot took the Steelmen through to this year's Premiership Grand Final against Pontypridd at Sardis Road. On a very warm, sunny...
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April 24th: Ebbw Vale 32 Aberavon 30

In this season of experimental point scoring, you can't get a closer victory than a 2-pointer, and this was as close a game as you're ever likely to see. At half time, it looked as if Ebbw were going to run...
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April 9th: Ebbw Vale 8 Llandovery 16

Ebbw Vale exited the Swalec Cup on Saturday afternoon at Eugene Cross Park, against Llandovery who deservedly took the spoils 16-8. It was a disappointing and frustrating afternoon for the Steelmen and...
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April 5th: Crosskeys 26 Ebbw Vale 14

An Ashley Sweet brace was not enough to sustain Ebbw's superb Premiership winning run, as Crosskeys took the spoils 26-14 in the half light at Pandy Park. It took Keys just three minutes to go ahead when...
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April 2nd: Carmarthen 12 Ebbw Vale 14

The casual observer would have struggled to identify which of these two teams was at the summit of the Premiership and which was one off the bottom, so close was this match throughout. Ebbw showed little of...
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March 26th: Bedwas 8 v Ebbw Vale 16

After weeks of dry weather, Mother Nature turned the sprinklers on fully at Bedwas, reducing this match to a lottery. There can be no praise too high for the efforts of players on both sides, nor for the...
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March 12th: Ebbw Vale 34 v Pontypridd 8

Ebbw won their 8th successive Premiership match, inflicting the double on reigning champions Pontypridd and securing a 4-try bonus. Pontypridd started off strongly and had Ebbw under the lash for the first...
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March 5th: Ebbw Vale 36 Llanelli 8

Ebbw's seventh successive league win took them to second place in the Principality Premiership and denied Llanelli a season's double. On a cold afternoon at Eugene Cross Park, Ebbw applied early pressure...
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February 27th: Newcastle Emlyn 7 Ebbw Vale 61

The Wales on Sunday of February 23rd, 1997, contained a report of the Swalec Cup 7th Round tie, played the previous day, between Newcastle Emlyn and Ebbw Vale. The reporter commented on Ebbw Vale's "vastly...
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February 12th: Cardiff 14 Ebbw Vale 34

A bonus point win saw Ebbw climb to the top of the Principality Premiership on Friday night. Their 5-try haul came via a catch and drive first half hat-trick for Ronny Kynes and two penalty tries as the Ebbw...
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February 6th: Newcastle Emlyn v Ebbw Vale

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February 2nd: Newport 40 Ebbw Vale 6

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January 30th: Ebbw 14 Llandovery 6

On a sunny afternoon late last September, Llandovery handed Ebbw their biggest defeat in many years in a 50-0 demolition, running in 7 tries in the process. On Saturday, the table topping Drovers came to...
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January 20th: Ebbw 28 Cross Keys 20

A purple patch for Cross Keys 5 minutes either side of half time looked to have set them up for a win on the all-weather pitch at Ystrad Mynach. At 14-0 down after 39 minutes, with Ebbw having scored tries by...
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January 2nd: Neath 16 Ebbw Vale 22

Ebbw completed the season's double - and for the second year running - over a combative and much improved Neath at the Gnoll on Saturday afternoon. Ebbw kicked off towards the clubhouse and a knock on by...
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December 26th: Ebbw 24 Bedwas 10

Ebbw did enough in a rousing first 40 minutes to take the spoils in this bruising Boxing Day derby, defeating Bedwas by 24 points to 10. Playing into the windy southern edge of Storm Eva, Ebbw kept things...
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December 16th: Ebbw Vale 6 v Bedwas 36

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December 12th: Bedwas 22 Ebbw Vale 22

A draw was just about the right result, following a hard battle on another stormy Saturday afternoon, but Ebbw left it until the death to tie the game. The first half belonged to Bedwas, but the first...
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December 5th: Ebbw 40 Bridgend 30

After Clodagh came Desmond, but unlike his female predecessor, Desmond brought wind - and very strong wind - but no rain to affect the afternoon's rugby proceedings. As at Aberavon, Ebbw dominated the first...
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November 28th: Aberavon 14 Ebbw Vale 20

Ebbw emerged, glowing bright and victorious, from the gloom of a wet and windy afternoon at the seaside, having inflicted on the Wizards their first home defeat of the season. The conditions - though not...
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November 18th: Ebbw 48 Newport 6

Ebbw Vale bounced back from last week's loss at Cross Keys with a thumping 6-try win over Newport. Both sides included players from other clubs, entering into the 'developmental' spirit of the Fosters...
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November 11th: Cross Keys 22 v Ebbw 2

Ebbw Vale visited Pandy Park for the clubs' first fixture in the Fosters Challenge Cup, on a wet and windy Wednesday night. Both sides included players from other clubs in their squads, one of the purposes of...
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November 7th: Newport 34 v Ebbw 14

The Steelmen travelled to Newport buoyed by last week's excellent win at Sardis Road, and the fact that they had already beaten the Black and Ambers 30-6 at Eugene Cross Park earlier in the season. For their...
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October 31st: Pontypridd 18 Ebbw 26

Anyone checking Pontypridd's home record on Saturday morning would have found them undefeated in the Premiership in almost two years; Cross Keys were the last Welsh side to leave Sardis Road victorious, on...
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October 24th: Ebbw 20 v Carmarthen 26

Ebbw slipped to a third successive league defeat at Eugene Cross Park on Saturday afternoon, as Carmarthen Quins added to the Steelmen's troubles with a 26-20 win. The visitors started well and were 8-0 up...
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October 17th: Llanelli 22 Ebbw 18

Six months ago to the day, the two sides met at Parc-y-Scarlets under what the report described as a 'Caribbean sky', and Ebbw were convincing winners, 51-0 in a victory that sealed a play-off place. It was a...
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October 10th: Ebbw 24 Cross Keys 26

"2-0, I can't quite get used to that as a scoreline," one spectator commented, just after Ethan Davies's early penalty gave Cross Keys the lead. Nobody could have known then just how vital that kick was to...
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October 3rd: Ebbw 34 Cardiff 22

Ebbw got their season back on the rails with a devastating first half performance to set up a 5-point win over Cardiff, who started the day in 4th place to Ebbw's 5th. Playing 'towards the beer' Ebbw started...
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September 26th: Llandovery 50 v Ebbw 0

On an afternoon as warm and sunny as any this summer, the Steelmen felt the heat at Church Bank as Llandovery ran riot, scoring 7 tries in racking up an astonishing 50-0 victory. For 35 minutes, it was all...
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September 19th: Ebbw 22 Neath 0

It seems unthinkable that a clear, one-sided victory over one of the Premiership's traditional giants should be greeted with anything other than rapturous delight, but, at the end of Ebbw's comprehensive 22-0...
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Sept 12th: Ebbw 30 Newport 6

Both sides came into this game boosted by opening day away wins; Ebbw at Bridgend and Newport with a bonus point defeat of Neath. Confidence would have been high in both camps, with the...

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Sept 5th: Bridgend 8 Ebbw Vale 20

Ebbw Vale got the Principality premiership season off to a great start with a 20-8 win over a combative, new-look Bridgend at the Brewery Field on Saturday afternoon. On the kind of afternoon we would have...
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August 28th: Ebbw Vale 7 London Welsh 22

Ebbw Vale found the full time professionals of London Welsh just too hot to handle at Eugene Cross Park on Friday night, in the first match between the clubs in 46 years. Although they were...

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