League cup clash on special day at Jenner Park
8:02am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
ON TARGET: Jordan Cotterill shoots as Barry Town United maintain their 100% start to the new season with a hard-fought away win at Bettws.
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Barry maintained their 100% start to the new season with a hard-fought away win at Bettws.
Striker TJ Nagi opened the scoring for Barry in the first half, with a low effort on the turn that crashed in off the goalpost.
Bettws equalised moments before the break, heading past the out-rushing Barry goalkeeper Dan Bradley from a set piece.
However, Barry had the best of a fiery second half, and winger Michael Hartley dispatched the vital penalty kick to make it three wins from three for Gavin Chesterfield's side.
Barry: Dan Bradley, Paul Morgan, Lee Baldock, Ryan Evans, Bobby Briers, James Saddler, Ryan Dorrian, Lewis Grant, TJ Nagi, Jordan Cotterill and Michael Hartley. Subs: Dale Howarth (for Grant), Michael Parkins, Geraint Frowen, Ryan Jenkins and Lewis Cosslett.
THIS Saturday's Barry Town United match will mark the beginning of a second century of of football at Jenner Park.
Jenner Park first opened it gates for competitive football on September 6, 1913, and this Saturday marks 100 years and a day since that inaugural fixture between Barry AFC and Mid-Rhondda United.
Fittingly, the visitors to Jenner Park on Saturday are also a Rhondda side, AFC Llwydcoed who have started the season strongly, scoring 16 times in their first four games in Welsh League Division Two.
Barry Town United, though, earned a 100% record in August, and will hope to continue that as September leaves fall.
The match at Jenner Park on Saturday is a Welsh League Cup encounter and must, therefore, be settled on the day; via extra-time and penalties if required.
Kick-off is at 2pm, with admission at £4 (adults), £3 (concessions) and £2 (unaccompanied children).
Saturday also coincides with the national Non-League Day event which encourages fans across the UK to visit a club on their doorstep and support those whose passion and commitment remains the lifeblood of the sport.
For supporters of clubs like Barry, the sense of belonging and preservation of traditional values remains integral - and the occasion of Jenner Park's 100th anniversary ties in perfectly with this ethos.
For more information on Non-League Day 2013, visit www.nonleagueday.co.uk, while the new Barry Town United website is also now online at www.barrytownunited.co.uk