Two-goal Dawson as CB move into third spot
3:01pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Sport
ST ALBANS 1
CADOXTON BARRY 3
ALTHOUGH the hosts for Saturday's South Wales Senior Soccer League clash headed a corner clear very early on, generally the early exchanges were fairly even.
But the pattern began to change as Davies (R) found Oaten with a good cross, with the latter's shot setting up a scramble which saw two further stabs cleared. An Oaten corner saw the ball played back out to Bickley, but the 'keeper was well behind the shot.
Meanwhile, Blackmore had been keeping spectators well entertained with a string of amusing quips. But then he provided entertainment of a different sort. Spotting the 'keeper had come well forward, he took a hopeful punt from halfway and it struck the framework. Adams tried to pick up the pieces, but took too long and a defender arrived to clear.
CB were now in the box seat and an accurate ball from Walsh saw Morgan(R) employ a series of magical weaves and turns before passing inside to Dawson who sliced the ball into the net.
Just on half time CB got the goal that gave them the cushion their overall play deserved. A corner was cleared and the ball came back out to Morgan who passed inside for Adams to finish.
The two Scotts, William and Christopherato, entered the fray for the second half, both looking solid in their roles, and a Walsh cross-come-shot was just over.
CB made their third substitution as Bottomer took the field and, just after, an Albans attack was aborted by the referee for offside and a home player was shown red for dissent. And shortly after another card was waved at Walsh for an untimely tackle - only this one was yellow.
After a free kick was blocked, Dawson returned the ball to Morgan who produced a bit more magic before releasing a goalbound shot. The 'keeper was unable to hold - manna from heaven for Dawson who was presented with the simplest of tap-ins.
Again, Williams found Morgan whose effort was met with a quality diving save from the 'keeper. Then a further opportunity saw Oaten fire over. Following an Albans break, Davie did well to tip a shot onto the bar, but no-one was close enough to prevent a header returning the ball into the net.
The win takes CB up to Second Division third spot, though they have played one game more than some of the sides around them.
This Saturday CB are home at Bryn y Don to Cardiff side St Josephs; ko 2pm.