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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.

BERNIE FORD

Chance missed

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