It’s heads we win!

Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

NATHANIEL Cars Welsh League Di­vi­sion One lead­ers Peny­bont face a tricky as­sign­ment on Sat­ur­day against Cw­mam­man United at Grenig Park, writes Tony Poole.

When the clubs met a month ago at the same venue in the Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Cup, Bont gained a slen­der 2-1 win with Cullen Kin­sella and Stephen Mor­ris the goal scor­ers.

And for a sec­ond suc­ces­sive week, they’ll chal­lenge a side buoyed by a vic­tory over big guns Haver­ford­west County.

Last Sat­ur­day Bont de­feated Cwm­bran Celtic, 3-1, a week af­ter Lee Chal­lenger’s side beat Haver­ford­west by an iden­ti­cal score.

And this Sat­ur­day, Cw­mam­man will be on a high af­ter beat­ing the low-fly­ing Blue­birds, 3-2, at Cony­gar Bridge Meadow.

With Haver­ford­west los­ing for a third time in 10 starts, it strength­ened the Brid­gend su­per club’s po­si­tion at the top.

How­ever, im­prov­ing Afan Lido have now gone sec­ond, al­beit two points be­hind Peny­bont from three more games played.

Against Celtic last week­end, Bont boss Rhys Grif­fiths headed home a Kane Owen cross to give them a 23rd-minute lead.

Soon af­ter Cur­tis Hut­son made it 2-0 with a de­li­cious ef­fort, but in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents both sides went down to 10 men.

Rhys Wil­liams of Cwm­bran went first on 40 min­utes af­ter a chal­lenge on Luke Bor­relli, but Kane Owen missed the penalty.

Two min­utes later Bont de­fender Olly Dal­ton saw red, and a tasty Chris Ham free kick cut the deficit to 2-1 at the break.

But it was game over in the 55 th minute once Luke Bor­relli con­verted an Owen cross to set up the 3-1 out­come.

Mean­while, in two fix­ture-list changes, Bont will now travel to Barry Town on De­cem­ber 7 in the J D Welsh Cup (7.45pm) while the league game against Pon­typridd Town will be staged at the Leck­with Sta­dium on De­cem­ber 19 (7pm).

On Fri­day, for­mer York­shire and Eng­land crick­eter Matthew Hog­gard is guest speaker at the Peny­bont Christ­mas lun­cheon.

Fi­nally, the de­layed Nathaniel Cars League Cup quar­ter-fi­nal draw – that in­volves Peny­bont – won’t now be made un­til the next Welsh League man­age­ment meet­ing next month.

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