CB win through in roller coaster
6:01pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Sport
CADOXTON BARRY 4
ST JOSEPHS 2
SOUTH Wales Senior Soccer League side Cadoxton Barry took supporters on a ride of peaks and troughs before sighs of relief saw them score a late fourth goal to make the points safe.
The flat track near the start of the ride saw CB trying to play a passing game in front of their own goal and they were lucky to see a shot deflected for a corner. But, after Davie redeemed the series of errors with a confident collection from the resulting corner, CB began to climb to the top of a peak that they managed to cling to for the next 25 minutes - a spell during which they ran their guests ragged while establishing a 3-0 lead.
The first came when a break down the right saw Bickley cross into the centre for Adams to net after a devastating run and this was quickly followed by a second when Baker powered his way forward and found Dawson who crossed for Adams to finish again.
Remaining on top, CB notched the third when a move involving Walsh and Baker ended with Morgan netting at the second attempt.
That should have been game over but CB took their feet off the pedal and, as half time approached, it was all they could do to preserve the lead.
And the pattern continued well into the second half, with Baldock heading a goalbound effort off the line before St Josephs hit back with two goals.
Smelling blood, the visitors nearly equalised when a shot grazed the base of Davie's post. But Baker was one man who wasn't prepared to surrender at any cost and, using all his physical know how, he won the ball from a throw in before his cross was netted by Dawson.
Having regained their composure, CB saw the game out with no further scares.
Though remaining in third place, with the top sides losing, this result sees the gap narrowed a little.
Given their spell of pressure, St Josephs will be keen to try to reverse the result when the two sides meet in Cardiff next Saturday, September 28, for the reverse fixture.