Glamorgan Gazette - - Football -

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.

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