Ebbw head to the big city!
Ebbw Vale head to the Arms Park this Friday as they take on perennial bogey team Cardiff RFC.
Both teams head into the clash following a loss, Ebbw’s a 31-3 hammering at Sardis Road whilst Cardiff lost 25-28 to the now table toppers Newport, who Ebbw still have to face away from home this season.
Ebbw’s recent trips to the capital have proved far from fruitful, falling to a 78-12 defeat in the cup a week after a narrow 12-8 defeat, in the league.
When the sides met at the CiNER Glas Community Stadium earlier this season the visitors walked away with a victory in the rain, hitting the Steelmen with their first defeat of the season, 27-3 the result that day.
Memories of away days on Friday nights at Cardiff aren’t always negative and supporters – who will need a Covid pass or negative LFT result to get into the ground – will be hoping of an upset, similar to the 16-11 victory in the cup back in 2013.
Looking ahead to the game, Head Coach Greg Woods said, “it’s about doing justice to the shirt, we had fantastic support over here [Sardis Road] again today. I said the effort must be there, dig in and that shouldn’t change. We know Cardiff are a huge challenge and there’s no hiding from it.
“We can only get stronger as we get boys back, but I couldn’t tell you what the side will be for Friday, we’ve just got to get to Tuesday and go from there.
“I thought Dawid was brilliant (vs Ponty) but he goes with Poland now for two weeks, with our blessing. Dan Hill, Oggy Doyle, Alex Grey put in a hell of shift today, but they’re battered and have to go again in six days
Kick-off is 7.15PM on Friday night, so make sure to venture down to Cardiff and get the boys back on track after falling to the foot of the table last week.