|Edinburgh 18 (10)|
|Tries: Atalifo, Cherry Con: Chamberlain Pens: Chamberlain (2)|
|Cardiff Blues 0 (0)|
An spectacular defensive show gave Edinburgh a primary dwelling Professional14 victory of the season towards Cardiff Blues at a misty Murrayfield.
Debutant prop Lee-Roy Atalifo battered over so as to add to Nathan Chamberlain’s earlier penalty and provides the hosts a 10-Zero lead on the break.
And as thick fog descended within the second half, Dave Cherry’s rating put the sport past Blues.
Edinburgh have recorded back-to-back wins and transfer stage with Blues.
Richard Cockerill’s facet sit third in Conference B, whereas Cardiff Blues stay second on factors distinction.
Ferocious Edinburgh defence
The Professional14 shall be an extended slog for a lot of sides for a lot of the remainder of the yr given the extended autumn worldwide interval, and either side at Murrayfield – significantly the hosts – have been decimated by call-ups.
Having made a poor to the season begin earlier than their Scotland internationals even departed, Edinburgh had put themselves underneath a little bit of early stress, however eked out a primary win towards Scarlets final week.
The efficiency towards Blues adopted an analogous template, emphasising the fundamentals of defensive solidity, kicking for territory, and ahead energy within the 22.
Chamberlain’s early penalty obtained them on the board, and Atalifo’s debut rating from shut vary capped a stable opening quarter, through which Blues struggled to get going.
Jason Tovey’s penalty off a submit summed up their first half, however they improved in the beginning of the second interval.
Amid the descending mist at Murrayfield, wave after wave of assault got here within the opening 10 minutes from Blues, however repeatedly they have been repelled and turned over as forwards Luke Crosbie and Ally Miller led a ferocious Edinburgh defence.
And because the fog made the sport more and more tough, Edinburgh manoeuvred themselves up the pitch and drove over the try-line to attain, with Cherry the person in the back of the maul to flop over.
The rating appear to knock the guests’ confidence and – however for some stable defence of their very own – may have slipped additional behind as Edinburgh camped of their half for the half of the ultimate quarter.
John Mulvihill’s facet provided a remaining flurry, however poor execution and cussed Edinburgh defence meant they ended scoreless, and Chamberlain took the prospect so as to add gloss to the scoreline within the remaining minute with an extra penalty.
Edinburgh: Jack Blain, Eroni Sau, Mark Bennett, Chris Dean, Jamie Farndale, Nathan Chamberlain, Henry Pyrgos (capt); Pierre Schoeman, David Cherry, Lee-Roy Atalifo, Andries Ferreira, Jamie Hodgson, Magnus Bradbury, Luke Crosbie, Ally Miller.
Replacements: Mike Willemse, Sam Grahamslaw, Dan Gamble, Marshall Sykes, Connor Boyle, Nic Groom, Charlie Shiel, James Johnstone.
Cardiff Blues: Hallam Amos; Aled Summerhill, Garyn Smith, Max Llewellyn, Owen Lane; Jason Tovey, Lewis Jones; Brad Thyer, Kristian Dacey (capt), Dmitri Arhip, James Ratti, Rory Thornton, Josh Turnbull, Olly Robinson, Will Boyde
Replacements: Ethan Lewis, Corey Domachowski, Scott Andrews, Ben Murphy, Sam Moore, Jamie Hill, Ben Thomas, Matthew Morgan.
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
Assistant Referees: Hollie Davidson and Ian Kenny (each SRU)
TMO: Sam Grove-White (SRU)