Cynon Valley - - FOOTBALL -

PON­TYPRIDD TOWN ... 5 RISCA UNITED .............. 2

FOR the sec­ond suc­ces­sive Satur­day, Pon­typridd Town in­flicted de­feat on their Gwent ri­vals, this time to progress through to the quar­ter-fi­nals of the League Cup.

Ponty ran out even­tual 5-2 win­ners al­though trail­ing 2-1 at one stage of the match.

Both sides played more or less full strength teams in a re­run of the pre­vi­ous Satur­day. This time the weather was more for­tu­itous and some ex­cel­lent foot­ball was played.

Both sides en­tered into a good game of foot­ball and it was Ponty who struck first through club cap­tain Scott Hill­man (17 mins) two quick-fire goals from Risca through Tom Pratt and Tom Berry made it look like Ponty’s re­cent home jit­ters might con­tinue.

How­ever, a Danny Hooper penalty on 37 min­utes and a fan­tas­tic header by MOTM Scott Hill­man eased Pon­typridd’s wor­ries as they went in 3-2 up at half­time.

The sec­ond half was very much one-way traf­fic with Ponty go­ing close on a few oc­ca­sions. Andy Smith and Luke Gul­lick added two late goals on 80 and 86 min­utes but the re­sult was rarely in doubt.

Scott Hill­man with a South Amer­i­can cel­e­bra­tion

Scott Hill­man heads home on 45 min­utes

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