Tonyrefail BGC 2 Cadoxton Barry FC 5
1:00pm Friday 8th February 2013 in Sport
A RUGBY international and other social commitments saw Cadoxton Barry field only a few of the side that had started their previous South Wales Senior Soccer League match.
And that side contained only a few players from the one prior to that. Yet all three matches saw CB gain comfortable wins.
Such is the strength in depth of CB that the fielding of 2nd and 3rd team regulars made little difference to the quality of play in this Second Division clash.
An even opening five minutes culminated in first honours going to Ton. A throw in on the left fell to Adam Evans who was able to swivel and strike the ball home. For a spell Ton pressed but CB then began to take the game to their hosts. Bobbett flicked a ball on to Lewis who crossed from the left for Bickley to equalise with a glancing header.
Five minutes later, CB were ahead. The ball came out of a goalmouth scramble to Walsh on the right. He sent in a low cross for Weekley to score.
CB were now getting the better of the possession, but Ton were still dangerous on the break.
Ton earned a free kick straight from the re-start and, although the initial shot was blasted into the wall, Enoch was on hand to equalise from the rebound.
The deadlock lasted just one minute before a deflected Weekley cross was converted by Lewis. CB’s third - within another minute - saw Hurn’s shot from out on the left helped over the line by Bobbett.
With the game now seeming safe, CB began to retain possession with some fine passing moves.
The game was wrapped up five minutes later when Barnett’s shot took the slightest of deflections from the boot of Hurn, but it was enough to wrong foot keeper Phillip Richards.
Tonyrefail did win a penalty but CB keeper Harker pulled off a spectacular save.
The win means CB could go top if they win all their games in hand. More realistically, perhaps, it does mean achieving one of the three promotion spots is well within their grasp.
Next Saturday CB entertain title favourites Pontlottyn at Bryn-y-Don. A win would reduce the odds against Cadoxton Barry becoming Division Two champions for the second time in four seasons; kick-off 2pm.
On Sunday at the Sully Sports ground, Cadoxton Barry’s Youth side triumphed 7-1 against a depleted Sully side in the South Wales Youth League. But this should not detract from the quality of visitors’ passing and movement off the ball. The Cadoxton Barry scorers were Josh Dimond and Lloyd Allen (two each), Joe Hudson, Will Powell and Danny Clissold, while Sully replied with a goal from Travell.