Cadoxton Barry 1 - 8 Tynewydd Inn

CADOXTON Barry started with nine men before late arrivals saw them with 11 plus a substitute for this Vale of Glamorgan League Division One clash.

But then a combination of four injuries and a half-time departure for a pre-planned vacation saw them playing out the final twenty minutes with just seven men – men who ran themselves to a stand still in restricting the opposition to just eight goals where double that score would've been an expectation.

Despite a shortage of manpower during the opening five minutes CB matched their opposition.

Then, with a full compliment and a little help from the wind, they took a deserved lead as Jenkinson converted a penalty given for hand ball in the box.

Even though CB lost a man to injury who they didn't replace immediately, the ten men managed to hang on to their lead until a minute before half time was due when an unnecessary foul in the box allowed Tynewydd to level things up from the spot.

Perhaps unwisely, the ten men pressed high in trying to restore their lead.

Tynny did well to repel with three rapid goal line clearances before, in what seemed well beyond justifiable first half added time, Tynny broke down the left to score a quality goal just inside the near post to give the visitors a 2 - 1 half time lead.

The half time holiday departure meant that when the substitute was actually used, Cadoxton Barry were forced to start the second half with just ten men.

Then, as previously stated, by stages Cadoxton Barry's numbers were reduced as the injuries piled up - firstly to nine, then eight and eventually seven for the final 20 minutes.

There was no way that, with those ever decreasing numbers on the field Cadoxton Barry were going to suffer anything other than a heavy defeat.

The highlights of the second half included a Tynny goal which was sweetly volleyed home from the edge of the box following a well measured cross in from the left, a man-of-the-match performance between the sticks from stand in CB goalie, Porch, and a never-say-die defensive performance from just seven CB players in the final twenty minutes which kept the score down to well below that which a five man Tynewydd advantage should have achieved.

Cadoxton Barry wish Tynewydd well in the forthcoming Greyhound Cup Final.