HIGHADMIT SOUTH WALES ALLIANCE
DIVISION ONE PORTHCAWL TOWN .... 1 CLWB CYMRIC .............. 0 ON the weekend that saw Porthcawl stage another Elvis festival, Clwb Cymric went missing at Lock’s Lane, writes Tony Poole.
However, the free-scoring Seasiders this time around could only muster one goal to down the capital city side and remain top.
But the game was far from a classic, as Clwb Cymric – who just missed out on promotion to the top flight last term – played a gritty game in a bid to card only a second league win.
The goal that mattered arrived in the 43rd minute and it stemmed from a Bradley Robinson free kick that hooked Andrew Fisher.
He headed it towards goal and with Jordan Marks continuing the move, the ball appeared at the potent feet of crafty Jorge Crofts.
A dainty flick from Crofts saw the ball travel over the head of goalkeeper Evan Jones, and into the net
His 10th goal of the season was just the kind of fillip the game needed, as it had been dour entertainment up to that point.
Porthcawl were without craggy defender Thomas Warren along with Joe Downes and Tom Marlowe while prime attacker Morgan Thomas benched after shaking off a hamstring pull.
The Seasiders countered the loss of blocker Warren in switching Jonny Challis to the heart of defence – and he had a fine game in an unaccus- tomed role.
The threat that Crofts has brought to the Porthcawl table this term was once more very much in evidence while top marks also went to Marks and Fisher for providing a threat up top.
The men from the capital never posed a serious threat and Robinson seldom got out of his comfy settee.
During the second period, the best Porthcawl chances fell to Fisher, who hooked both over the cross bar.
“It was a pretty ordinary game, but we were delighted to get the 1-0 result – and more importantly another key three points,” said Porthcawl Town chief Raymond Walker.
Meanwhile, this Saturday Cogan Coronation visit Lock’s Lane.