Poor show at Cross Keys on Saturday, where Ebbw Vale went down 11-10.
There was an almost inevitable feeling that the game was going to slip away after a promising start when Ebbw failed to get well clear of the Keys. You need room to play rugby and the ref allowed Keys to close the gap - in the lineout, in the scrum where the flankers were up offside (finally penalised in the 75 th minute) and generally in the loose.
Ebbw were the better side, but played well below their abilities, with some aimless kicking and a lack of streetwise-ness. Usual service will hopefully be resumed when Ebbw plays Maesteg at home next Saturday.
Tries for John R Williams (in the 2 nd minute) and Aaron Bramwell.