Cadoxton Barry 2 - 4 Cwm Talwg

OVER the 90 minutes CB probably shaded this Vale of Glamorgan League Division One clash in the possession stakes, but the occasional failure of players in holding their field positions coupled with the taking of the wrong options when in promising positions up front cost them dearly.

Early exchanges were fairly even with Ingham and Ackerman going close for CB - the latter with a header following fine work from Jenkinson. Then Rowlands took a dip which was narrowly over from 30 yards out.

But, by stages, Cwm Talwg began to take the ascendency and the visitors were rewarded when the CB defence fumbled to allow Montgomery to fire home from the centre of the box. And this lead was doubled seconds later when, shortly after the re-start CT won possession to catch CB on the back foot for a deserved two goal lead - this time with Spear doing the business. Cadoxton Barry then began to tighten up and managed to restrict the deficit to just the two goals at half time.

The second half started promisingly for the home side when Ingham netted from well out on the right with a powerful curling shot which entered just inside the near post. But CB failed to consolidate at the back as Parker restored the two goal margin with a magnificent downward glancing header at the far post from a long range cross way out to the right in the 57th minute.

Having been under the cosh for a good spell CB began to come out of their shell.

Then, in the fading light, Ackerman took a pot shot from distance to see the ball fly only just over the bar. And Ackerman was again involved in CB's temporary resurgence as it was his clever play that fed the ball to Ingham who, from the right edge of the box let fly with an excellent curler that found the net just inside the near post -similar to his earlier goal, though a little more spectacular.

But although CB continued to see slightly more of the ball they, once again failed to consolidate as Cwm Talwg broke forward down the left side from where Speare, only a couple of yards inside the CB half, let go with a screamer that left the CB 'keeper standing bemused.

If Ingham's goal had been top quality, this was even better. If there had been MoTD cameras present, it was a goal that would have been replayed over and over again.

But the goal didn't halt Cadoxton Barry continuing their forward momentum for the final fifteen minutes. However, their efforts were denied by a solid, resolute and well organised Cwm Talwg rearguard.

Next Saturday Cadoxton Barry return to Barry Cup action where, in the quarter finals they face Cadoxton Athletic in a 2pm start at Pencoedtre .