On a baking hot afternoon at Eugene Cross Park, older supporters were recalling Easter games with Abertillery that started in spring sunshine and ended in snow. It definitely happened once, in 1979. Didn’t it?
Anyway, to modern times, and the only thing less relenting than the sunshine was the Steelmen’s attacking as they ran in 7 tries to send Bedwas home pointless, a sad situation for a wonderful club now facing the likelihood of relegation.
Ebbw’s tries came from Stefan Thomas, Dafydd Howells (3), Paul King, Luke Garrett and Dawid Rubasniak. Rhys Jones went past 250 points for the season with 6 conversions.
Man of the Match was a joint award to Ebbw centres Paul King and Aneurin Owen, outstanding in defence and attack. There were plenty of candidates in a great squad performance.
Bedwas scored three tries via Craig Hudd, Dale Rogers and Lewis Bowden. Joe Scrivens converted two, plus a penalty, and Tom Hoppe converted one.
15 Dan Haymond 14 Dafydd Howells 13 Paul King 12 Aneurin Owen 11 Stefan Thomas 10 Rhys Jones 9 Sam Ireland 8 Lewis Young 7 Lloyd Evans 6 Cameron Regan 5 Ashley Sweet (c)4 Kristian Parker 3 Rob Sevenoaks 2 Joe Franchi 1 Luke Garrett
16 Rhys Francis 17 Ross Jones18 Morgan Davies 19 Rhys Clarke20 Dawid Rubasniak 21 Matthew Flanagan 22 James Lewis 23 Luke Shore