BARRY TOWN UTD ....... 4 PENYBONT .................... 1
TWO goals in each half last Sunday condemned Penybont to back-to-back Southern Section defeats, writes Tony Poole.
Though Bont opened up with a 2-0 home win over Risca United, they then suffered a 7-0 thumping against league newcomers Swansea City at Llandarcy Park.
They moved on to Jenner Park last Sunday, and two first-half goals from returning senior team star Bradley Cotterill sent the Dragons clear.
Despite Jerry Silva pulling a goal back, two more Barry goals enabled them to collect three comfortable points.
In the Celtic Tyres Bridgend & District League Division One, honours finished even on 1-1 between Penybont Thirds and Llangeinor Seconds on the grass pitch at the Kymco Stadium.
It was Llan who opened the scoring during the first half through Corey Sonnekus while Ryan Williams impacted from the Bont bench.
Within a few minutes of ditching a bench-warming role, Williams sent Cai Robertson through and a speculative shot earned Bont a point.
In the Ivy Court Cottages Welsh Youth League, Penybont went down to a 3-2 defeat against Caerau Ely at the Kymco Stadium.
Luke Bridgeman shot the visitors in front and though Bont levelled with a sublime effort from dancing Danny Woolfenden, Caerau Ely led 2-1 at the break via a Tommy Roberts strike.
Woolfenden again waltzed through on goal to level only for a late goal from Roberts to give the Cardiff side the points.
Finally, in the Welsh Women’s League, Penybont were held to a 1-1 home draw by Aberystwyth Town.
Bethan Davies curled in a 26th-minute free kick to give the Bont girls the lead – and it remained that way until the 80th minute.
However, Aber saw how the land lied, and Stefanie Land plotted their equaliser. in 2003 in Penarth when the score was 0-40.
Wales have had some narrow defeats, like when they lost on conversions in both 2011 and 2013, but this is the first time they’ve recorded a win against the Super League players of the future.
Saturday’s result is an even more outstanding one when you consider the clubs that the players come from. Fourteen of the 17 England players were affiliated with Super League clubs and the other three at RFL regional academy sides. In turn, Wales had 10 players from South Wales based community clubs – four from Aber Valley Wolves, four from West Wales Raiders and two from Rhondda Outlaws. lers last Saturday night during Last Night of the Proms at the Albert Hall, and it led to them failing to make sweet music against the on-fire Llan Siro boys.
Despite rousing displays from young players like Dean Taylor and Chris Davies, Garw crashed to a heavy defeat.
But the victory delighted Llan second-team coach Jamie Wotton, who saw his young guns fire some telling shots.
The Tyzack brothers terrorised the Blandy boys with 21-year-old Cory PENYBONT have been given home advantage over Undy Athletic next month in the first-round proper of the JD Welsh Cup, writes Tony Poole.
The draw was made last Monday – Barry Town United chief Gavin Chesterfield pulled the balls out of the hat at FAW headquarters in Cardiff – and Pencoed Athletic face Pontyclun at Ivor Park while Llantwit Major host Taffs Well with ties to be netting once while Ethan – four years his junior – knocked in a sizzling hattrick.
The other Llan marksmen were Nathan Cater and Joshua Howells on a day when some Garw players ruled the waves at the Proms unlike the remaining contingent at Blandy.
This Saturday, Garw Reserves will look to get back up into the saddle at Maesteg Park while Llan Rangers host the third string of Bridgend super club Penybont.