In a Principality Premiership game of fluctuating fortunes, nothing could be separated between Cardiff and Cross Keys when the Arms Park contest ended in a 32-32 stalemate.
Former Blue & Black Jevon Groves made his presence felt when he created a try out of nothing for himself and played a crucial part in the dying seconds of a counter attack which saw the visitors scored.
Cardiff got off to a bright start thanks to flying winger Jimmy Norris who raced 40m to see his try converted by Gareth Davies. But the Blue & Blacks game then fell apart as basic errors and poor discipline gave Keys a way back in.
Gareth David banged over six shots at goal, including three in seven minutes, as Cardiff struggled to look like championship contenders. Two penalties by Davies ensured Cardiff were only two points behind at the break but any thoughts of starting brightly in the second half were dismissed when flanker Jamie Ringer was yellow carded.
The home side then hit a purple patch while Ringer was having a rest on the sidlelines. Davies knocked over a penalty and added a conversion to Craig Morgan's try after the former Welsh winger intercepted on halfway and raced clear.
Groves hit back with his brilliant individual effort converted by David but Cardiff edged 32-25 ahead with two further Davies penalties. With only seconds remaining, Cross Keys then stunned Cardiff with a sweeping 70m move which saw Matthew Pewtner score. David added the conversion to secure the first draw in the Premiership of the season.
Whenever Bedlinog tackle Penallta a massive fixure is guaranteed but this Sunday there will be even more emphasis placed on the two rivals when they contest the SSE Swalec Plate final at Principality Stadium.
Ahead of their SSE SWALEC Bowl Final clash with Taffs Well at Principality Stadium on Sunday, Burry Port share their #FABXV nomination with WRUTV in the search for Welsh rugby's greatest volunteers. Everyone can get involved by sending nominations via twitter to @WRU_Community using the hashtag #FABXV
Cardiff Blues prop Gethin Jenkins and Ospreys centre Ben John look ahead to the first game at Principality Stadium in Saturday's double header which is promising to be a special occasion for all Welsh fans.
Carmarthen Quins Director of Rugby Ian Jones and committee member Jeff Thomas along with Llandovery chairman Handel Davies look ahead to Sunday's SSE SWALEC Cup showdown where both teams are out to prove 'West is best'
SWALEC ambassador Shane WIlliams is looking forward to Sunday's Finals Day where the Cup, Bowl and Plate offers a great opportunity for players and teams to experience the magic of playing at Principality Stadium
Carmarthen Quins coach Richard Kelly believes it is an exciting time to be part of the Scarlets region as his side take on local rivals Llandovery in the SSE Swalec Cup final on Sunday, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
Scarlets long serving prop Phil John talks to WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie about Judgement Day IV and SSE Swalec Cup finals day. The last time Llandovery were in the cup final in 2007, the Drovers claimed the spoils with Phil playing a major role in the engine room.
Meet Aberdare coach Luke Thomas whose #FABXV nomination goes to super volunteer Daz with a whopping 10 things he does for the club each week, all except the ironing! You can also join in the search for Welsh rugby's greatest volunteers, by sending your nomination via twitter to @WRU_Community using the hashtag #FABXV
SSE Swalec Cup kings Pontypridd travelled to Swansea, fully expecting a return to their second home but Llandovery had other ideas as they also sought victory in the semi-final to earn the right to play the final at Principality Stadium