Sending off gives hosts advantage
9:50am Thursday 1st November 2012 in Sport
CADOXTON BARRY FC 4 TONYREFAIL BGC 0
A COUPLE of even exchanges in this South Wales Senior Soccer League clash ended when a visiting defender stretched to pull off what would have been a fine save had he been a goalkeeper. With the referee having no choice, his immediate dismissal was followed by a very competently converted Macinery penalty kick.
Then Macinery turned provider as a clever run down the left saw his cross find Weekley to convert from close in.
Playing against 10 men and with a two-goal cushion, CB now began to look comfortable. However, as is often the case when a side is reduced in numbers, there was no way that Tonyrefail were going to just lay down and die. And, indeed, there were a couple of spells when they had CB under a bit of pressure without seriously threatening to score. But it seemed that each time this happened Hurn was there to dampen their enthusiasm with another goal.
The first of them came from a crisp drive following a good passing move down the left - that coming a little before the half time break.
Hurn's second followed another spell of Tonyrefail pressure when he found himself in space near the edge of the box. And it was an inch-perfect ground shot that found the net down the narrow channel between the outstretched 'keeper and his right upright.
With the pressure now off, CB went on to see out the final third in some degree of comfort.
Next Saturday sees Cadoxton Barry at home once more when the visitors to Bryn-y-Don will be Max United. And, for extra value, spectators can share their viewing time as Cadoxton Barry 2nds entertain Cogan 2nds on the adjoining pitch. Kick-off 2pm in both cases.