SWINDON St George suffered their second defeat of the Southern Conference League Western Division on Saturday, losing 48-20 at home to Cardiff Blue Dragons.

The loss means St George’s winless start to the season stretches into the league’s third week of fixtures, with Neil Loader’s men sitting bottom of the five-team division.

Saturday’s performance was not without its moments of hope for the hosts, though. After Cardiff registered an early try, St George hit back to lead 10-4 after both Simon Addis and Richard White crossed the tryline.

Cardiff were then able to established a strong foothold in the game, and quickly drew level once more.

An additional try helped them establish a six-point lead – at 10-16 – as Swindon were hit by Rhys Davies’ sin-binning.

With an extra man, Cardiff asserted their dominance on the game to stretch their tally to 20 points. That was before Addis touched down for his second try of the game before half-time to keep St George within close proximity of the visitors.

Another sin-bin – this time Stu Doughty being forced to sit out – hit Swindon after half-time.

Cardiff took full advantage to lead 26-16, before Addis scored his third try to complete a commendable hat-trick.

St George’s White then saw red as the game quickly fell out of the hosts’ reach, with three late tries for the Dragons ensuring they wrapped up a comfortable 48-20 win.