Ebbw win a spicy Encounter
Within the first 30 minutes Aberavon dominated possession with the away side defense coming to the fore.
Some nice play from the home side`s backs led to Aberavon scrumhalf Liam Seaward scoring a well taken try. Former Ebbw fly-half Rhys Jones missing the conversion.
Some lovely set piece play from the home side resulted in scrum half Seaward getting his and Aberavon`s 2nd try of the match. Flyhalf Jones kicking the conversion.
Straight from the kickoff Ebbw Vale put pressure on Aberavon inside their own 22. Aberavon doted the ball down on their own try line therefore making it a goal line dropout.
From further passages in play Ebbw got on the front foot and from a ruck, number 7 Lewis Young saw a gap and went over the whitewash for the away side`s first try. Evan Lloyd successfully kicked the conversion.
Both sides were reduced to 14 men due to a heated exchange with both outside centre`s, Ebbw`s Ethan Phillips and the home side`s Joe Thomas being sent to the sin bin 10 minutes before half-time.
Straight from the off Ebbw opened the 2nd half with a try from outside half Evan Lloyd, who added the extras.
Penalty`s to both sides resulted in no further immediate points being scored.
From the halfway line replacement scrumhalf Jonathan Evans wisely broke through a gap in the home side defense, only to be denied close to the line. The resulting play followed leading to Chad Thomas going over the line. A superb conversion from a tricky angle was kicked by outside half Lloyd.
Ebbw were awarded a penalty in the last ten minutes which was put over by Lloyd.
Aberavon had a penalty which was kicked to the corner, they won the lineout and went over the away side`s try line only to knock the ball on.
A mass brawl ended up in Ebbw`s Dominic Franchi and Lewis Young being shown the red card along with Aberavon`s number twenty-one Jordan Walters.
Within the dying seconds of the game Aberavon`s Andrew Waite crashed over the line, however the extras were missed.
The game ending 24-17 to the away side with the home side collecting a losing bonus point.
Man of the match: Chad Thomas
Report by Alex Kinsella-Evans