Ebbw kickstarted their Indigo Group Premiership season off with a disappointing result away to Merthyr. Despite a 31-13 score line in favour of the Ironmen, Ebbw left with a decent performance to get Jason Strange’s second period in charge f the club underway.
The Steelmen got the scoreboard underway when Evan Lloyd kicked the first of his penalties, only to see Sam Jones of Merthyr cross the whitewash to give the host the lead. Lloyd soon grabbed another penalty to get the visitors within a point, only top be pinned back by a try from Merthyr skipper Craig Locke. Merthyr would add another penalty before the break.
Daf Howells got Ebbw’s first try with a neat little play inside Merthyr’s 22, but that was to be the last of Ebbw’s ventures over the whitewash. Tries from Tom Daley and our old nemesis ‘penalty try’ widened the gap to a rather flattering score line, despite a deserved result for Merthyr.
Ebbw will now face their first east vs west clash when Llandovery travel to town this Saturday, so make sure to pack the bank at the CiNER Glass Stadium and make the Drovers #FEELTHESTEEL!!!