Sports back to winning ways

HOME WIN: Sully Sports on the offensive in Saturday's South Wales Senior Soccer League home win over Fochriw.

HOME WIN: Sully Sports on the offensive in Saturday's South Wales Senior Soccer League home win over Fochriw.

First published in Sport



BOUNCING back from the previous week's South Wales Senior Soccer League defeat at Brecon Corries and conceding an early goal in Saturday's home clash, Sully Sports emerged with a convincing win.

Arriving with some good recent results, including toppling the First Division leaders at their Rhymney Valley ground, Fochriw were gifted a tenth-minute opener when the Sports failed to clear their lines.

However, Sports produced the best possible response and quickly equalised. Taking a reverse pass from Alex Long, Anthony Ferguson was tripped in the box and the former sent the 'keeper the wrong way from the spot.

Sports' very attack-minded line-up continued to create chances and, following a good period of pressure, Long's fierce cross was diverted past the 'keeper by a defender.

After a stern half-time talk, Sports increased their lead when Ron Davies finished well and, following a long ball, Long outpaced his marker and beat the 'keeper. Unfortunately, for the visitors, who appealed for an offside decision, they lost their best player following a 'blast' at the referee.

After Dan Lawlor, following Long's centre, sidefooted past the 'keeper for Sports' fifth goal, the game fizzled out but it was three important points for Sports.

Sports: Kieron Sharratt, Andrew Townsend, Lewis James, Ed Jones, Liam Beddard, Taylor Harding, Aiden Lewis, Garon Davies, Anthony Ferguson, Conner McInery and Alex Long. Subs: Mark Brown, Dan Lawlor and Morgan Hopkins. Man-of-the-match: James.

This Saturday Sports travel to Butetown for an always difficult fixture; leave Lidl at 12.30pm.

Sports' Vale League side travelled to Wenvoe for a First Division game and returned with the three points thanks to two goals from Arran Longamo and one each from Ryan Warden, Wes Lamb and Chris Rees. Man-of-the-match was Anthony Jones.

This Saturday the side meet Cogan Coronation in a Supporters' Cup semi-final at a neutral venue.

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