ENYBONT boss Rhys Griffiths felt a change in mindset led to first win at Monmouthshire side Goytre. The Bridgend super club game from 2-0 down at half time against 10-man Goytre to exit with an eyecatching 3-2 success.
It resulted in them replacing Haverfordwest County at the top, but the Pembrokeshire giants do have a game in hand.
“It took an extreme effort and change in mindset during the second half to overturn a two-goal deficit,” explained Griffiths.
“Technically, we have some very good players and although not at our best, a lot of character was shown.
“Arguably, Goytre is the toughest place to get a result on the circuit, as Sean Wharton sets them up well, and this was one of the venues that I challenged the team to win at for a first time.’’
Stephen Morris received international clearance from Spain a few days ahead of the trip to Goytre and scored on his debut along with Marcus Griffiths and a late Kane Owen winner.
Goytre finished the game with just nine men after Ross Shergold (22 mins) and Ryan Howells (90 mins) got straight red cards.
Bont host Pontypridd Town in the league on Saturday looking to reverse a 4-3 loss on penalties three years ago in the Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Cup following a 4-4 score after extratime.
In the Nathaniel Cars Welsh Cup, Caerau fielded a Reserve team in a 20-0 loss to STM Sports the day after a party.
Many football purists are staggered the Riverboaters paid scant respect to both the competition and sponsors Nathaniel Cars.
The club are tonight (Wednesday) holding a players’ meeting.
Earlier, Caerau triumphed 3-2 at Ynysygerwn in the league with goals from Tom Davies, Ryan Morgan and Paul Evans.
In the Highadmit South Wales Alliance Premier Division, Pencoed beat Baglan Dragons, 4-3, at Tata Steel in Margam.
Earlier, they played out a midweek home draw with Cefn Cribwr; it finished 1-1 with a goal from exCornelly Utd star Callum Jones for Cefn nullified by a late Richie Lewis penalty.
Garw have still to get off the mark this season after losing 3-2 in midweek at home to Baglan Dragons, and going down 2-1 at Blandy in a derby clash with Cefn Cribwr.
Against the Dragons, Harry Davies and Lewis James were on target and against the Riders; Shaun Williams sent them in front.
Dan Jenkins levelled, making it 1-1 at the break, and after Garw missed an 80th-minute penalty, Tom Harris grabbed the winner.
Heavy rain reduced Groundhoppers Super Sunday in Bridgend to Soggy Sunday with Vale Utd getting proceedings off with a 7-1 win over STM Sports Old Boys in leafy Corntown.
The second leg took in the Lock’s Lane derby between Porthcawl Town and Cornelly Utd with the Seasiders triumphing 4-0 to make it four wins on the trot.
Finishing proved key, as Porthcawl possessed the art via Jorge Crofts, Rob Davis, Andy Fisher and Sam Comley.
Earlier, Porthcawl beat Llangynwyd Rangers, 5-1, in a match switched to Lock’s Lane due to ongoing Llan pitch problems.
Sam Comley and Mattie Ellis both netted twice and Crofts was also on target while Cory Tyzack responded for plucky Llan.
The final Groundhoppers match was at Llangeinor, who carded a 4-2 victory over fellow league newcomers Wattstown.