Beckham eat your heart out
9:01am Thursday 17th October 2013 in Sport
CADOXTON BARRY 4
SATURDAY afternoon can be enjoyable when a man watches a game sprinkled with memorable goals. It becomes even more enjoyable when his team avenges a recent painful defeat. In this case, it had been a veritable battering - 11-2 to be precise.
Two weeks on, CB were still smarting and ready to atone but, after five minutes, they were rocking as Airport sliced through a static defence to open the scoring.
One Airport player was, however, just a bit too cocky, and thought he could kick opponents. He was wrong, and a long-range free kick was fired home by CB centre-half Paul Averies. Paul was scoring in consecutive league matches, having warmed up by turning out for Wales over 45s in Dublin.
By midway through the half, CB were taking control, and went close to taking the lead through Danny Wells and Luke Mitchell, with both seeing lobs clear the bar. Smack on the half hour, however, it was Airport who regained the lead.
With half-time approaching, strong CB claims for a penalty went unheeded and so it was fully 55 seconds into the second half before the scores were levelled. Right back Charles Davies sent a low, accurate pass into a crowded area, and Wells did the needful. The next half hour saw CB fail to capitalise on chance after chance and, with 15 minutes remaining, Scott Collins replaced young winger Joe Dalton, half his age, and, almost immediately, Scott ‘Ato’ netted a beauty from 25 yards. CB wanted more, especially Mitchell, who headed one chance just past and then, put in by Scott Collins, was denied by the 'keeper’s outstretched foot. Indeed, Mitchell had another unsuccessful header before Adam Gulwell once again showed his class. He was given only seven minutes to shine, and chased a ‘lost cause,' took a rebound off the 'keeper and, with the guardian stranded, found the net from 30 yards.