CADOXTON Barry started by displaying their usual neat flowing game, but from the fifteenth minute Trebanog began to show the sort of no-holds-barred, in-your-face football that they are so often capable of.

Exploiting the width in the pitch, Trebanog were able to gain a foothold in the game early on and Cadoxton Barry all too regularly seemed to play into their hands.

In the 27th minute, the referee perceived that Curran had blocked a visiting forward and awarded a free-kick thirty yards out to the left. The well struck ball travelled as straight as an arrow into the top far right of the net, giving Warner, in the CB goal, no opportunity at all.

CB came back with a beautiful move involving Donnelly, Morgan and Oaten which resulted in a corner. Morgan then sent over an excellent curler that the Trebanog 'keeper did well to clear.

Oaten suffered what appeared to be a deliberate stamp shortly after but the referee, who was being assessed, only saw Oaten's retaliation to produce a yellow card.

For a while CB started doing the right things, an excellent curling Weekley cross from a free kick being weighted perfectly for Curran to get his head onto, but the header lacked accuracy. And as if to rub salt in the wound, Trebanog went straight down the other end to score with a glancing header from a similarly positioned free kick.

An early second half dip on goal by Morgan which was well fielded by the very good visiting 'keeper was the precursor to the game's main talking point. A through ball from Dawson found Oaten, who sped on before being brought down from behind just outside the box. With no other defenders in sight and only the advancing 'keeper to beat, a goal looked odds on, yet the culprit had only a yellow card waved at him instead of a red one. A goal for a 2-1 score line or a dismissal at that point might have put a whole new complexion on the game, but it wasn't to be and from there onwards it was mostly downhill for CB.

With CB still ruing the injustice of what had just happened, they lost their concentration when a terrible mix up at the back allowed Trebanog to waltz through their defence to score a very easy third goal. And there was a gap of only two minutes before, in the 62nd minute, a high ball came to earth near the edge of the CB box to be struck with power on the half volley, finding its way into the net via a considerable deflection.

Cadoxton Barry were now being outplayed, though Morgan and Oaten combined to get a cross over to Berry for the substitute to head only just over the bar.

But back came Trebanog as the forward spotted Warner slightly forward to take a well measured dip from the left edge of the box that saw the ball drop into the net beyond the 'keeper's reach. It now looked like the final twenty minutes was going to have to be spent defending in depth in an attempt to limit further damage. But, as in the previous week, it didn't turn out like that, and at a time when it wasn't really going to make a lot of difference CB came right back into the game territorially.

Sansome was very much in the mix at this stage, not allowing the burly Trebanog players to bully him around as they would like to have done. But it was a neat exchange of passes by Dawson and Morgan that allowed the latter to dance around the last defender to stroke the ball home for a stylish, if meaningless, consolation. CB continued to get the better of the final eight minutes but a second goal that might have better reflected the difference in the sides failed to materialise.