Goals galore for Cadoxton Barry 2nds
8:40am Thursday 13th September 2012 in Sport
CADOXTON IMPS1 CADOXTON BARRY 2NDS 8
AFTER an uncertain opening, CB eventually outclassed their young, inexperienced opponents.
With CB U18s having a Welsh Cup tie scheduled for Sunday, and several players on holiday, there were 5 changes of personnel from the previous game As such, there was always the likelihood of a settling-in period being necessary, and sectators were treated to 25 minutes of what can be kindly called scrappy play.
Centre backs Clarke and McKinney were untroubled by the Imps attackers, with injured midfielder-turned-keeper Sean Andrews having only passes-back to keep him awake.
At the other end, the Imps guardian watched as shot after shot sought out the birds nests in the trees behind him. The real show began when CB striker Luke Bjegovic was felled in the box. Gavin McKinney smashed in the spot-kick the way spot-kicks should be taken.
Andrews then made his first save. ’Muscles’Davies, fed by Levi Watkins, doubled the lead, and young debutant Kieran Ashton saw a good attempt deflected over the top. The 2-0 half-time looked comfortable rather than impressive. With ten players having had experience of senior league football, a more convincing display was expected and the team talk was pointed.
The reaction was immediate, with Imps' goal soon under siege. A Watkins flick caused chaos, Bjegovic came second in a one-on-one, and then manager ’Rocco’ Phillips combined with midfield partner ’Wurzel’ Bradley to give the striker a half-chance. He turned on a sixpence to beat the keeper.
Five minutes later, he was at it again, sprinting forward to knock in the fourth after a Davies shot was parried. Bradley then got one he deserved, Luke completed his hat-trick and McKinney netted with a flashing header for 7-0. CB manager ’Rocco’ decided it was job done with 20 minutes remaining. ’Panto’ Matthews came on but, missing the ’midfield-dynamo’ CB relaxed and allowed Imps to nab a consolation goal.
CB went looking for their 8th, with ’Nonny’ Ashton unlucky to see his volley cleared off the line. Young brother Kieran sent over yet another inviting cross, but Watkins found hair impeding heading and sent his header wide.
With only 2 minutes remaining, ’Wurzel’ showed commendable spirit with a lung-bursting 40-yard run, his cross swept home by Bjegovic to make it eight.