Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up 1/10
- October started with a fright for some clubs as the Vale league kicked off the month in style.
- Somebodies 0 had to go as it was the battle of the perfect records. Holton Road visited Maslin Park to play Island Marine, both sides had played five and won five. It was Holton Road who came out with their perfect record intact as they won 2-0, goals from Rhys James and Jacob Constant inside the first eight minutes of the game were enough to send Jeff Howells team three points clear of Island Marine at the top of the table as leaders.
- Goals from Macaulay Winton, Paul Beedell, Will Thomas and a hat trick from Tobi Winton saw Penarth Town wallop Cogan Coronation in the Penarth derby 6-0. The champions sit fourth, 9 points off the leaders but have played two games less.
- Barry Athletic remain unbeaten in their last five since an opening day loss, and comprehensively dispatched Cwm Talwg 6-1. Despite Talwg going ahead through Jacob Pembery, Athletic came back with a brace from Alfie Tipples and four from Kyle Booker to give manager Gareth Fuller a very happy birthday.
- Vale United picked up their first points of the campaign with a dramatic 2-1 win away at Sully Sports. Cai James put United in front from the spot before Dean McCarthy levelled just after the hour. However, United saw Jac Wisenden sent off in the 90th minute but despite being down to ten men, keeper Richard Evans scored the latest of late winners in the 94th minute to send the travelling fans into raptures and give United the win.
- Cardiff Airport came from behind to grab their first win of the campaign 3-2 at home against St Athan to leave the visitors bottom of the table. Airport went ahead early through Casey Thompson before St Athan struck back through Dewi Cain and Ben Boyd to lead 2-1. However, St Athan were reduced to ten men after 30 minutes when Cole Baker saw red for a second yellow. St Athan looked to hold on but succumbed with twenty minutes to go as the Airport found the equaliser when Morgan Stavert Hawkins netted and then Zane McKrieth fired in the winner.
- In the Championship, BV continue to steamroller their way through the division as they routed Peterston Super Ely 9-1. Hat tricks from Cory James and Tyler Jenkinson, a double from Tom Frost and one more from Taylor Miller see Mark Adams side three points clear at the top.
- Cardiff Airport Vets sit second after a narrow 1-0 win over Holton Road B. Ashley Ashill’s goal enough for the win, that’s three wins on the bounce for Airport Vets but four defeats in a row now for Holton Road B.
- Rhoose Social smashed St Athan Thirds 7-0 to go third in the table, a hat trick from Ryan John inspired Social to their fourth win in a row to recover from opening with two defeats.
- Vale Athletic lost their 100% record as they went down 2-1 against Vale Madrid, Tom Webb with two goals enough to hand Vale Madrid the win in this battle of the Vale’s.
- St Athan Reserves made it three games without defeat as they were victorious 5-3 over Island Marine Reserves. Max Sammarco hitting a hat trick with Leigh Hyslop and Josh Howells adding one each for St Athan to earn the points, Harry Byrne also grabbed a hat trick for Island Marine but it wasn’t enough.
- Tynewydd hit Barry Athletic Reserves for six as they move up to sixth place, Lewis Union notched a hat trick and Jack Smith also scored, with debut goals for Gareth Griffiths and Nathan Donnelly to secure a 6-1 win.
This Saturday it’s Barry Cup day as the Vale’s centrepiece cup competition takes centre stage.