IVY COURT COTTAGES WELSH YOUTH LEAGUE
PENYBONT .................... 0 TAFFS WELL ................. 2
PENYBONT failed to hold high-flying Taffs Well during an ordinary encounter last Sunday at the Kymco Stadium, writes Tony Poole.
Two first-half goals allowed the Rhiw D’dar side to head out of the Bridgend super club with the points.
However, it was visiting goalkeeper Lewis Tyler who was busier during the opening exchanges.
And it was against the run of play when Dylan Amin shot the Well men into a 19th-minute lead.
The turning point came two minutes later when Bont captain Evan Denscombe saw a hot-shot clip the cross bar – and stay out.
A goal at this juncture might well have made a difference, and the visitors made a strong response.
On the money Evan Penny in the home goal tipped over the cross bar a shot from Marcus Moses to keep it at 1-0.
But Taffs Well did double the lead in the 29th minute when a shot deflected off Thomas Anthony, and drifted past helpless Penny.
Amin shot wide in the approach to half time, and a similar trend unfolded during the second period.
Louis Angove nearly opened up a three-goal buffer on 71 minutes, but his spectacular effort resulted in an equally splendid Penny save.
Owain Hopkins did go close for Bont in the 89th minute and during time added on for stoppages, penny-wise Penny pulled off another superb save – this time denying Cameron Ritchie.
Penybont Youth are next in action on Monday night against Garden Village at Stafford Common.