Barry Town bounce back with a win
9:00am Thursday 13th September 2012 in Sport
Barry Town 2 BRYNTIRION ATHLETIC 1
BARRY TOWN welcomed Bryntirion Athletic to Jenner Park on Saturday (September 8) and, despite the hugely disappointing loss to Caerleon earlier in the week, produced a great performance against the team from Bridgend.
Dominating from the early part of the first half, the game started going Barry Town's way when Christian Doidge was up-ended in the Bryntirion box and up stepped Michael Hartley to coolly slot home the resulting penalty for 1-0.
Barry continued to have the lion's share of the football for the rest of the half. Early in the second half, a fabulous run and shot by TJ Nagi put the home side 2-0 up and apparently cruising to victory.
A tactical change was made by the Barry manager in the final 10 minutes but, no sooner had play resumed, than Bryntirion slotted the ball past Dan Bradley to set up a nervy last few minutes. However, the Town held out and earned all three points.
This weekend Barry Town are at home again, this time against Goytre United in the Welsh League (kick-off 2.30pm).
* The Barry Town Supporters' Committee will hold another fundraising 'Race Night' at the King William IV ('King Billy') on Saturday, September 29, the day Barry Town play Tata Steel at Jenner Park. All fans and interested parties are urged to attend this very good cause. The previous 'Race Night' was a huge success and the 'Billy' pub made for a terrific host.
* In other news, Barry Town manager Gavin Chesterfield, the Vale Council and the Football Association of Wales all met recently with a view to staging a Wales U16 match at Jenner Park. This was agreed, and Jenner Park will play host to Wales U16 v France U16 at 11am on Thursday, September 20. Jenner Park school will be providing mascots and ball boys and girls. This match will be free entry.