Vale of Glamorgan League Division One

Barry Athletic 2nds 2 - 8 Cadoxton Barry

.........................................David (Evo) Evans 4

.........................................Lapton 2, Clarke.

With his side two, nil up, a CB defender instinctively moved his hand to protect a vulnerable part which would otherwise have taken the full blast of a blistering Athletic shot on goal.

Apparently not understanding a recent new recommendation which says that if a penalty is awarded no more than a yellow should be brandished, as the penalty and a yellow is now considered enough punishment, the referee mistakenly waved a red card to see CB unfairly down to ten men for 75% of the game. The well dispatched penalty reduced the home side's deficit to 2 - 1.

The first of the two CB goals came when, from 35 yards, David (Des) Evans hit the cross bar, allowing David (Evo) Evans to head home. And the second came when Lapton found Evo Evans with a long cross field ball for the latter to curl into the right side of the net.

Then a driving shot from the Athletic right saw Burniston do well in heading clear. And, for a while it looked as though the man advantage might eventually tell in the Athletic's favor - Burboyne rising to make a fine save from a fierce Athletic shot. At the other end CB were awarded a free kick which brought a fine save from the home 'keeper.

But he was unable to hold on, allowing the close-at-hand Evo Evans to pounce for his hattrick. And this was the cue for the ten men to take control as Evans headed home from a Slack left-sided cross. Then an interception in midfield saw the ball fed to Clarke who grabbed the 5th goal with just one minute left before the half time whistle.

The second half was barely 3 minutes old when Des Evans whipped in a corner for Payne to turn in at the near post. But it wasn't long before an Athletic counter down the left ended with a cracking shot from a wide angle to leave Burboyne, in the CB goal, grasping at thin air. However, the ten men kept going forward when they could, a long ball finding Lapton as the 'keeper came forward to narrow the angle. Spotting the fact, Lapton sent in a lofted shot with just the right amount of dip to see the ball nestle in the net from distance. And to round things off Hathaway initiated a move down the left which drew the 'keeper forward as the ball was crossed for Lapton to run onto and score.

After three games Cadoxton Barry lead the embryonic Vale of Glamorgan League Division One on goal difference from Island Marine 2nds while their next match is against Holton Road 2nds at the Barry Sports Centre. However, this game which will have been completed by the time of the next issue.

On Saturday CB take a break from league action to play a South Wales Intermediate Cup tie away to Aberdare League side Napiers Arms of Mountain Ash. Kick-off 2pm.