CADOXTON Barry suffered a narrow defeat last weekend in an action-packed encounter with Villa Dino Christchurch of Newport, as they exited the FAW Trophy.

Things started badly for Barry when their defence was split by a through ball in just the second minute, with the Villa Dino frontman running through to score with ease.

And matters went from bad to worse when, ten minutes in, Villa Dino doubled their lead after a controversial quick free-kick was fed through to a runner who added the hosts' second goal.

Cadoxton Barry improved after this point and went close through Berry shortly after, but it was Weekley who got forward to reduce the arrears on 26 minutes, smashing the ball home from close range after being fed by Morgan.

The ball was in the Villa net again just four minutes later, but Berry's celebrations were curtailed as the referee ruled him to have been in an offside position.

Shortly before half-time Oaten was pulled back in the box with the referee pointing straight to the spot. As Sansome prepared to take the resultant penalty however, an off-the-ball incident saw a Villa Dino player pick up a straight red card for a headbutt, before Adamson too received his marching orders after seeing yellow for the second time.

Having waited several minutes to take the penalty, Sansome retained his composure to convert in style and level the tie for Cadoxton Barry.

Morgan forced the home keeper into a good stop soon after the restart, but it was Villa who edged in front again thanks to a soft goal, with Cadoxton Barry guilty of some poor defending to allow the strike to get through.

Midway through the half a bit of Morgan magic set up Berry who netted the equalizer. And ten minutes later, with Cadoxton Barry now well in control of proceedings, Berry found himself in a one on one but was denied by the 'keeper's outstretched foot.

But disaster struck when Cadoxton Barry 'keeper Stringer dropped a ball and retrieved it only to be penalised by way of an indirect free kick. Played sideways, the ball was then smashed low into the Cadoxton Barry net to take the hosts back into the lead against the run of play.

Cadoxton Barry pressed relentlessly for the final ten minutes, but there was to be no further drama as Villa Dino scraped into the fourth round of the cup.

In the Vale of Glamorgan League Division Two, a pair each from Jenkinson and Yeoman saw Cadoxton Barry seconds return to the top of the table with a slick 4–1 home victory over third placed BRT Dynamos.