CADOXTON Barry suffered defeat on Saturday, going down to two early second half goals at home to Cwmamman.

Despite missing key players Jackhontaw, Dawson, Adamson and Donnelly, territorially, this was a fairly even game.

Although CB got off to a slow start, by the fifteenth minute they had played their way into the game. A Sansome corner being only partially cleared before Morgan picked up the ball to embark on a solo charge from the right, with his shot coming back off the left hand post.

Cwmamman retaliated as a shot from the edge of the box flew just over the CB bar, after which a through ball from Weekley found Cleary whose crisply struck shot was well saved by the Cwmamman 'keeper.

But just twenty-one seconds in to the second half, a through ball out of the visitors' defence dropped to a CB defender who failed to clear properly, leaving a simple finish for an on hand forward.

And Cwmamman extended their lead just 60 seconds later, with a winger's hopeful punt from 25 yards squirming under the body of Stringer and into the net.

As CB desperately tried to battle their way back into the game, a ball through the middle found Morgan who went down in the box with little interest from the referee.

Powell's speculative long-range effort nearly caught the Cwmamman 'keeper off guard, as he claimed the ball perilously close to his own goal-line, but he was given the benefit of the doubt by the referee.

Although CB were doing much of the pressing during this mid stage of the second half, a very solid Cwmamman rearguard closed them down with impressive regularity in the final third.

With victory looking inevitable as the game wore on, the visitors started to come forward once more. Breaking down the left, a winger skipped around a couple of challenges before his shot saw Stringer dropping well to smother.

Thompson headed wide from a cross in the dying minutes, but ultimately CB's loss of concentration at the start of the second period cost them in what was otherwise an even encounter against the second placed side.

Next Saturday, Cadoxton Barry are home once more as they take on struggling Treforest in a 2pm kick-off.