Glamorgan Gazette - - Football -

VALE UNITED ............... 7 AFC BARGOED ............. 0 VALE United came out of early hi­ber­na­tion to hit a mag­nif­i­cent seven goals past AFC Bargoed in leafy Corn­town, writes Tony Poole.

Hav­ing last been in ac­tion back on Au­gust 30, los­ing 3-1 at Pen­rhi­wfer, the Cabo Roche aris­to­crats from Five Bells Lane in Brid­gend handed home de­buts to Garw im­port Gio­vanni Ber­torelli and Lewis Richards.

How­ever, they were with­out Scottish hit man Jay Tominey, who was at the High­land Games toss­ing the caber.

Ryan Jenk­ins shot Vale in front and he went on to dou­ble the lead from the penalty spot on the halfhour mark.

Vale led 2-0 at the turn­around, and promis­ing young­ster Danny Han­son then en­hanced the lead early in the sec­ond half.

It was then the turn of birth­day boy Alex Gre­gory to get on the score­sheet be­fore man­ager Lloyd Wil­liams rang the changes.

On came new boy Lewis Richards, Tommy Hop­kin along with 16-yearold Jac Wisenden, as Vale even­tu­ally took ad­van­tage of a new Al­liance five sub­sti­tutes rul­ing.

And the clos­ing stages soon be­came the Lewis Richards show, as he com­pleted a glit­ter­ing hat-trick to heap more mis­ery on the strug­gling Rhym­ney Val­ley side.

While Vale were de­lighted to get their show back on the road, they’ll have to knock over bet­ter op­po­nents that Bargoed to im­prove on a cur­rent 10th­place standing in the league.

How­ever, there’s noth­ing like a win to re­store con­fi­dence and get the club buzzing, and this was also the first oc­ca­sion for them to keep a clean sheet in the Al­liance.

This Satur­day man­ager Wil­liams is hop­ing his thor­ough­breds will be up for the cup, as they visit fel­low Al­liance new­com­ers Blaen­rhondda in the league’s W J Owen Open Cup.

The next league out­ing for Vale is on Oc­to­ber 7 when they head to the Cynon Val­ley to chal­lenge Car­ne­town.

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