PENYBONT .................... 1 SWANSEA UNIVERSITY ................. 6
POWERFUL front runner Seifallah Abouarram got all six goals, as Swansea University taught Penybont an early term lesson at the Kymco Stadium, writes Tony Poole.
This formed a first league defeat of the season for Bont, who had previously carded a 1-0 home win over Trefelin Boys Club.
With the Students without a first-team fixture, they chose to field some of their best players against youthful Bont.
They took a 20th-minute lead when Adam Orme bent a ball into the path of Abouarram, who went on to get the better of goalkeeper Joe Regan.
But during the remainder of the half, Jamie Apperley twice clipped the woodwork while former Hereford Academy product Regan did well to deal with an Abouarram effort.
However, Bont restored parity in the 57th minute when Thomas Davies found Rhys Jordan with a piercing pass.
He let rip with a great volley that beat Students goalkeeper Jamie Glinn all ends up.
But that’s as good as it got for the Bridgend super club on the day and only a couple of grand saves from goalkeeper Regan kept the score on 1-1.
Then five goals during 16 closing minutes of mayhem left Bont picking up the pieces.
Abouarram sprung the off-side trap on 74 min- significant 2-0 victory over county big guns Seaside.
Heavy rain just ahead of kick-off almost led to the tie being called off, and the Seasiders got the only first-half goal.
It stemmed from a Jorge Crofts corner with Jordan Marks side-footing home with aplomb on the near post.
Stars then shone on the restart – Tommy Harvey equalising – only for Porthcawl to take back the lead with a 20-metre drive staged on October 7.
Ironically, Bont and Undy have already locked horns at The Kymco Stadium this season in Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One.
Rhys Griffiths’s side gained a thumping 8-1 success, but Undy were miffed that Bont wouldn’t reschedule the game, as some of their players were attending a wedding.
So, Undy are likely to muster a stronger team for the quickfire rematch next month – and might also utes to score with ease while further strikes from the on-fire front man in the 76th, 81st, 82nd and 85th minutes took them out of sight.
Penybont Reserves from Crofts that gave him eight goals for the campaign.
But with just five minutes to go, the Carmarthenshire side levelled through Kyle Quartermaine to force extratime.
Again Porthcawl looked Quids in when Morgan Thomas stole possession and slid the ball home to give Town a 3-2 lead.
But once again no sooner had Porthcawl got the lead, they squandered it in careless fashion. have something to prove.
Goal braces from both Bradley Flay and Cullen Kinsella along with single strikes from Kane Owen, Rhys Griffiths, Joshua Jones and Josef Hopkins did the trick for the Bridgend super club in the league encounter.
Owing in the past to cricket being staged at Felindre Road when the early rounds of the Welsh Cup were held, Pencoed Athletic were unable to enter the competition.
But with Pencoed CC tal was just what the doctor ordered.
The Blandy boys entered the lion’s den in the capital with Whitchurch having only lost one of their opening five fixtures – and they were riding high in the table.
But it was Ryan Blanche’s side that made the right omens during the opening half, and they deservedly eased into a two goals to nil lead at the turnaround.
Though shorn of some household names, they placed that behind them and once more on the have another home league fixture this Saturday with Aberdare Town the visitors, and they visit Briton Ferry a week later.
They round off the month in welcoming
However, on this occasion the next three goals went to Stars and their free-scoring front man Quartermaine.
That made it 5-3 and approaching the final whistle Morgan Thomas headed home to give Porthcawl hope.
But hope is all it amounted to, as the name of Carmarthen Stars last Monday went in the hat for the first-round proper draw.
During their absence on the Alliance Divi- having called time, this represents a first season in the tournament for Mark Powell and his high-flying Highadmit South Wales Alliance Premier Division side.
Their reward for winning qualifying ties both 2-0 at Newcastle Emlyn and at home to Llantwit Fardre last Saturday is a trip to former Alliance colleagues Pontyclun.
The Felindre Road boys were hoping to hook a big fish at home, and a trip to money Ryan PennyHughes deposited his shooting boots in his bag.
Oliver Davies then doubled the lead and at this stage the Hospital men were receiving a full examination.
However, the Hospital side must have received a shot in the arm at half time as they were now restored to full health.
They pulled a goal back through proven scorer Josh Spencer, son of Frank, leading to the issue returning to the melting pot.
And in a driving finish, Cambrian & Clydach to the Kymco Stadium.
However, rumour has it that Dale Stephenson is about to rocket back to Bont from Llantwit Major. sion One Saturday, Porthcawl third.
Two sides with perfect records from five games – FC Cwmaman and Cadoxton Barry – lead the way with Town two points back.
Porthcawl now have a run of three home league games – AFC Whitchurch this Saturday followed seven days later by Clwb Cymric and Cogan Coronation on September 30. scene last unbeaten dropped to Pontyclun was viewed as a bit of a lead balloon.
Last season, Pontyclun won the Alliance title and returned to Welsh League Division Three, and Pencoed will now return to a ground that they have regularly visited in recent times.
However, Llantwit Major did catch a big fish in Taffs Well – under the charge of exMaesteg Park star Lee Bridgeman – with the added bonus that the tie is at Windmill Lane. the Hospital men caused some emergencies in the Garw box before they exited the capital with all three points.
Those mentioned in Blandy despatches were Dale Evans and Shaun Williams, who both went the extra mile.
A second league win of the season has moved the Blandy boys into a more assured 10th spot in the table.
And on Saturday they host the side that have been installed by many as potential league winners in FC Cwmaman.