PENARTH Town's 2nd XI played in the Vale of Glamorgan League's Dockers Cup final at Jenner Park.

The opposition was Vale Madrid and having beaten them twice in the league already this season, the players and coaching staff were confident and well up for the encounter.

It didn't take long for the action to start, after only about five minutes of play the Penarth centre back Rhys Hocking moved up from half way to intercept a clearance from Vale and decided to have a go for goal.

Nobody could quite believe what happened next, he caught the ball on the volley and from a full forty yards out blasted into the top corner of the Vale net! What a start.

After the initial fireworks the game settled into a bit more of a rhythm. Patrick Jones and Will Thomas in the heart of Town's midfield started to control the game and provide good service for Penarth's wide men Tobi Winton and Tom Hopwood.

Winton in particular was having plenty of success against the Vale's right back and made several impressive runs but unfortunately none came to anything although one passed to Mikey Winton went close.

So at half-time Town still had a slender lead 1-0

After the break Penarth continued to dominate with their back four of Wes Howells, Gareth Griffiths, Luke Horwood and Hocking looking solid.

Ellis Davey in the Town goal had little to do but on the odd occasion he was called into play looked calm and composed.

Town's pressure continued and a corner resulted.

Mikey Winton took it and Griffiths scuffed his effort but the ball then fell to Hocking who banged in his and Town's second.

Town pressed again with Tobi Winton again involved, he then fed a ball through to Slack coming in from the right hand side, he cut in and fired in from the edge of the Vale's penalty box. So 3-0 and coasting, or so it seemed.

Fresh legs were introduced in the form of Owen Miller and Izaac Follon and although Penarth continued to control the game Vale did now start to play some good passing football.

One such move found them inside the Penarth penalty box and a rash tackle from Miller resulted in a penalty.

It was duly dispatched to give Vale a glimmer of hope. That became more of a glow a few minutes later when a cross in from the right hand side was headed home. It was 3-2 and the nerves started jangling.

After a few minutes however Town composed themselves and started to push forwards again. As they did a foul out wide on the right gave Mickey Winton the opportunity to put the ball into the opposition box and put the pressure back on them.

The kick was hit well and the Vale keeper saved it but was unable to hold it, it dropped loose in the 6 yard box and Miller pounced to bang it in for Town's forth and the final goal of the game.

So Penarth ran out winners 4-2 and a great win for them and the club.

The first time Penarth Town have ever won the Dockers Cup. Credit goes to the manager too Idris Utting who organised the team well and kept the momentum going all through the cup run.

Penarth Town will be back at Jenner Park on April 28th when the first XI play in the final of the Barry Cup.