Vale of Glamorgan Football League Preview – 13/4/19
This weekend sees the ASRS Cup Final at Jenner Park between AFC Rhoose and Island Marine. The cup, which now is exclusive to VOGAFL Premier Division sides, is the leagues oldest competition dating back to 1910/11 with Barry Island winning the inaugural trophy, can Island Marine bring it back to the Island 108 years later or will AFC Rhoose add to their known three ASRS Cup triumphs. Whatever the result it promises to be an entertaining encounter this Sunday.
In the SWFA Intermediate Cup, Holton Road and Tynewydd compete in separate semi finals hoping to make it an all Barry final. Holton Road, chasing the treble now, play Royal Oak FC from the Aberdare league while Tynny take on New Inn FC from the Rhondda. The competition was brought back as a competition for sides outside of their leagues top divisions. Good luck to Holton Road and Tynewydd on hopefully making it an all VOGAFL final.
In league action this week the attention is back on Division Two and the three way title race. Leaders AFC Rhoose B will be wanting to get back to winning ways after three straight draws as they head to play Island Marine B. Rhoose sit three points ahead of both Barry Vikings and St Athan B but Vikings do have a game in hand. Vikings plays bottom side Vale Madrid while St Athan B head to Penarth Town B in a very tricky game. Penarth B winning 5-1 in mid week against Vale Madrid so will be full of confidence. Finally, Cadoxton Athletic host Barry Athletic B with the hosts looking to close the gap on the visitors to one point.
In Division One, Cadoxton Imps pretty much sealed their second place finish and promotion last week but will confirm it if they avoid defeat against Cogan Coronation. Cogan will still have eyes on a third place finish but Imps are in fine form as they play their final fixture of the season. Elsewhere, SP Billy will be looking for their first win on six against Cadoxton Barry who have lost the last two league games.
No Premier Division games this weekend but there was a mid week game where Cowbridge Town held AFC Rhoose 1-1. The result competes Cowbridge’s fixtures and seals third place for them and in the process second place for AFC Rhoose, although Rhoose still have two more games to play.
Check back here for a full round up on Sunday.