Ebbw’s disappointing start to the season continued as they stooped a 48-10 defeat at the Newport Stadium to table toppers Newport.
It was close early doors, Newport showing their presence up front before Will Griffiths drove over inside two minutes. The wind proving too much for the conversion, and it never eased throughout 80 minutes!
Ebbw soon battled back, despite missing an early shot at goal, Joe Westwood running it out of Ebbw’s half and Euan Rosser with a cracking solo effort to finish in the corner in front of the ‘Ebbw Addicts’.
The windy conditions and the Steelmen weren’t good friends and Newport’s kicking game pinned back the visitors. Ebbw’s yellow card adding a penalty try before Lewis Smout rounded off the half. 19-10 to the Black and Ambers.
It was a half to forget for Ebbw as the hosts rallied to amass a further four tries and to send Greg Woods’ men to their heaviest defeat of the season.
The result saw Ebbw concreted to the foot of the table before the Indigo Group Premiership kicks off in a fortnight’s time.
Next fixture is against Merthyr in the Indigo Welsh Premiership on December 11th at the Wern 2:30pm