Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

VALE United sat back last week­end and watched the won­der­ful world of the Highad­mit South Wales Al­liance Di­vi­sion Two go by, writes Tony Poole.

The Cabo Roche aris­to­crats from Five Bells Lane in Brid­gend were due to take on Llan­rum­ney United in the league.

But be­cause cup-ties take pri­or­ity, Llan­rum­ney made the short trip to Brid­gend Street in the sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing round of the J D Welsh Cup.

They must have wished they had played Vale, as a more street­wise Brid­gend Street carded a 7-0 win.

Vale have yet to take the field this month, and this means they will take an un­beaten Septem­ber tag to Cardiff Hiber­nian on Satur­day dur­ing a re­turn to league du­ties.

They re­turn to leafy Corn­town on Satur­day week when lowly AFC Bar­goed are the vis­i­tors.

This early sea­son break will at least will give Vale time in which to recharge their bat­ter­ies fol­low­ing a more hec­tic start to the cam­paign than they pre­vi­ously ex­pe­ri­enced on the Vale of Glam­or­gan cir­cuit.

Hav­ing carded 4-2 early sea­son vic­to­ries over both Tynte Rovers and St Al­bans, it seemed ev­ery­thing in the Vale gar­den was rosy.

But three suc­ces­sive de­feats at the hands of high-fly­ing Cardiff Air­port, Aber­fan So­cial and Penrhiwfer have brought man­ager Lloyd Wil­liams and his merry men back down to earth with an almighty bump.

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