South Wales Alliance League Division One

Cadoxton Barry FC 6 - Bargoed AFC 0

Scorers: Thompson 2, Oaten 2, Dawson, Harris-Reffell

THE evenly contested early stages gave no hint of the one sided happenings to come, as a misunderstanding between two Cadoxton Barry defenders conceded a corner from the right.

This high ball set up a bit of a scramble in front of the CB goal before it was eventually cleared and things continued in this vein until the tenth minute when a free kick was awarded to CB out high on the left and Konten's chipped shot was only just over the bar.

Then Weekley and Matthews were involved in a good exchange of passes down the right which ended with a powerful shot from the latter being well blocked by the visiting 'keeper.

By small steps CB were beginning to build a head of steam - one which culminated in the first goal 20 minutes in. Dawson punted a high ball forward which was nicely taken by Oaten who made a couple of yards down the middle before tucking the ball home with a low shot to the 'keeper's right.

But Bargoed were in no mood to surrender just yet as a free kick near the half-way line and to the left of it was cleared before being returned with interest to graze the CB bar. Beattie returned the compliment for CB when he headed a corner onto the Bargoed bar.

But CB needed another goal to feel comfortable and with Bargoed using the offside trap to good effect, one didn't look likely as the half-time whistle approached. But, with just seconds remaining, Matthews sent in an excellent cross which set up a pinball game in front of the Bargoed goal.

One shot was scooped off the line towards the far post where Thompson was finally on hand to head home from less than a yard to give CB a two goal cushion at the break.

CB started the second half on the front foot as Oaten received a ball down the left, but his first touch was just too strong for him to chase the ball down. But CB had a scare when Bargoed broke out. With defenders slow to funnel back, CB were relieved to clear the resultant scramble from in front of their goal.

But, with CB back on the offensive, Konten touched neatly on to Thompson whose chipped shot was only just too high.

With most of the action now taking place in the Bargoed half, the ball came to Oaten out on the left. Seeing the 'keeper slightly forward he opted for a chip which came nicely to earth in the net behind him.

Only two minutes later, in the 57th minute, Dawson sent in one over the top to find Oaten who aimed it on for Curran. But with Curran unable to take control it bounced on nicely to Thompson on the left and from some distance out he caught it beautifully to drive a blistering rising shot home past a bewildered 'keeper.

Shortly after, and with the game now safe, the two 16 year olds, Berry and Harris-Reffell came on for Matthews and Thompson and quite soon the pair exchanged passes which resulted in a pass out to Konten whose header went well wide when a goal looked on the cards.

But the fifth goal wasn't long in coming as Harris-Reffell and Oaten combined to find Dawson to drive home from the middle of the box in the 80th minute. Oaten was involved yet again when some cleaver footwork on the right created the pace for a cross towards the edge of the box from where Harris-Refell's little flick on had the Bargoed 'keeper wrong footed and unable to prevent Cadoxton Barry's sixth and final goal.

After making the short trip to Cogan on Wednesday, April 13, next Saturday, April 16, Cadoxton Barry will play host to Cwmaman Institute in a 2pm kick-off at Bryn-Y-Don. In their early season encounter at Cwmaman, trailing 4 - 2 with just minutes remaining, Cadoxton Barry earned an unlikely draw when, now inactive player, Scott Williams, came on to score two spectacular late goals - one from inside his own half and one directly from a corner.

Cwamman are the higher placed of the two sides so CB will have to work hard if they are to add to that one point.