The quarter final of the DC Thomas Cup saw Bridgend take the initiative and score following an over lap on the blind side.
Cardiff consolidated themselves and saw their pack begin to take control. Hooker and pack leader, Sam Sweetingham asserted his authority, with a number of excellent bulldozing runs into the heart of the Bridgend defence. Superb rucking by James Mason, Owen Paul, Kyle Abraham and Ryan Ellery offered clean, quick ball to Cardiff's exciting back line.
On the 22nd minute, centre Mathew Marley beat his opposite number. Full back Danny Wardle entered the line at pace, creating an overlap and the ball was released. Swift and accurate passing saw Gabriel Davies break free to run in a 60 meter try under the posts, converted by the cool headed outside half Joshua Rees.
Thank Blues it's Friday! The weekend will be starting HERE on Friday night as Cardiff Blues tackle Ulster in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and we want you to be our guest at our big match day party!
Let the Games Begin! Cardiff Blues launch the Guinness PRO12 season on home soil this Sunday afternoon against Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 4pm) - and we are going to make it a double celebration as we also recognise the achievements of Team Wales!
First team aces Cory Allen, Lloyd Williams, Ellis Jenkins and new signing Jarrad Hoeata were all on hand to watch the next generation of stars when Cardiff Blues held a huge Under-8s Tag Rugby tournament at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Second half tries from Dan Tuohy and Ian Humphreys saw Ulster claim the Friday night points on offer as Cardiff Blues suffered a 26-9 defeat to the impressive Irish province at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Clinical Glasgow Warriors produced a devastating final 20 minutes to secure the points on Super Sunday and consign battling Cardiff Blues to a 33-12 defeat in the Guinness PRO12 opener at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Impressive Cardiff Blues pushed English powerhouse side Leicester Tigers all the way with an hugely encouraging performance as final preparations for the new Guinness PRO12 season continued at Welford Road.