FOOT­BALL

Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

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.

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