ENYBONT will look to place a stormy 0-0 draw at Llantwit Major behind them when they travel on Saturday to Monmouthshire to face bogey side Goytre, writes Tony Poole.
Five previous league visits to Plough Road by Bont in Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One have ended in defeats - and they’ll face Goytre minus the suspended duo of player-manager Rhys Griffiths and star striker Luke Borrelli.
They saw red during the Windmill Lane draw along with the Llantwit trio of Lee Jones, Josh Jones and exWasp Mark Evans.
Marcus Griffiths fluffed an 88thminute Bont penalty – he blazed it well over the cross bar – and with international clearance forthcoming, ex-Caerau Ely and Goytre Utd star Curtis Hutson made a debut as a second-half substitute for Josef Hopkins.
In Division Three, Caerau were downed by second-half goals from Shane Brewer and Jack Stait in a 2-0 loss at Treowen Stars having in midweek suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Ynysygerwn.
Two Mikey Evans headers sent Ynys clear before Chay Davies pulled one back midway through the second half.
In Highadmit South Wales Alliance Premier, Pencoed Athletic beat Cardiff Draconians, 4-2, at Felindre Road with Richie Lewis striking twice, and one apiece going against the names of dynamite Jack Delve and Shaun Williams.
Cefn Cribwr demolished former Welsh League club Cwm Welfare in Beddau to the tune of 11-0
Kieran Davies led the way with a hat-trick; Dan Jenkins struck twice while the others went to acting-captain Callum Jones, Rhys Alden, Jonny Tiffin, Ioan Clatworthy, Gordon Watt and Matthew Symons.
Earlier, Cefn beat Baglan Dragons, 3-1, in Betws thanks to goals from Kieran Davies (two) and Tom Harris.
But Garw suffered a third consecutive defeat, on this occasion losing 2-1 to Grange Albion at Blandy.
Lewis James netted for the Blandy boys, who in midweek lost a home derby clash, 4-2, to Pencoed Athletic.
Llanharan import Shaun Williams bagged a Pencoed hat-trick while dynamite Delve was also on target – Leroy Thomas twice responded for the shell-shocked Blandy boys.
Porthcawl Town opened up in Division One with a 4-3 win at Tonyrefail – Joe Jones and Andy Fisher twogoal heroes.
They followed it up with a 3-0 win over AFC Whitchurch at Lock’s Lane, this time Jorge Crofts bagged a goal brace and Cornelly Utd newcomer Joe Jones was again on target.
Llangynwyd Rangers came from a goal down to force a 1-1 draw at AFC Butetown with Lewis Miles netting.
In Division Two, Vale United were held to a 1-1 away draw against Cwmbach Royal Stars - Alex Gregory was on target.
Earlier, Vale swept to a 6-0 victory over St Joseph’s in leafy Corntown on the back of goals from Jay Tominey (two), Lewis Richards, Jack Dummett, Ryan Jenkins and Luke Cox.
And finally, Cornelly United claimed a 3-0 success at Newport side Crindau Corries in round one of the FAW Trophy, as Klein Jones, Luke Dingle and Ryan Penny-Hughes all got goals.
Finally, Welsh Groundhoppers hit Bridgend this weekend with Super Sunday games at Vale United (11am), Porthcawl Town (2pm) and Llangeinor (5pm).
Vale in partnership with Tomos Lilford Brewery of Llandow will sell a special edition “Groundhop Pale” at the ground.