Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up 15/10
This week saw the start of the Loosemores SWFA Senior Cup, which sees teams from the Alliance League down to local league from around South Wales able to enter, the Vale had many representatives and here is how they got on.
- Vale league leaders Holton Road advanced to round 2 with a narrow 1-0 win over Cwrt Y Vil. The Penarth based side sit fifth in the Cardiff & District league and had a very impressive season last campaign including getting to the semi finals of this very competition, so this marks a very good win for Holton Road.
- Barry Athletic hosted Broadlands, who are third in the Bridgend & District League, in an excellent cup tie that ultimately went all the way to penalties after the 90 minutes finished 2-2, and it was Broadlands who came out victorious in the shoot out.
- AFC Rhoose travelled out to Merthyr and took on Baili Glas who are second bottom of the Merthyr league and Rhoose advanced in style with an 8-2 win, Josh Bryan the stand out with a hat trick.
- St Athan visited Brynna, league leaders of the Bridgend league, and despite a spirited from showing went down 2-0.
- BV and Cwm Talwg had the twist of fate to draw each other in an all Vale league tie, with the Championship leaders coming from a goal behind to thump the Premier Division side 5-1.
- Island Marine welcomed Margam Youth Centre, second in the Port Talbot league at the moment and were on the brink of promotion to the Alliance league last term, Island Marine levelled the game in dramatic final seconds with a Bradley Walters penalty, sending the game to spot kicks, where the Margam’s 16 year old keeper was the hero saving two spot kicks to send them through.
- Championship Peterston Super Ely travelled to Cardiff Combination league Radyr Rangers severely depleted only being able to field 9 players, a credit to the club for going ahead with the game. Radyr came out comprehensive winners to advance to the next round.
- Rhoose Social hosted Pentwyn Dynamos of the Cardiff & District league and currently sit 2nd in the Premier Division, championship Social went down 3-1 at home to exit the competition.
- Vale Madrid played Merthyr League Trelewis Welfare at Burnham Avenue, VM were reduced to ten men during the first half and ended up going out 4-1.
- Penarth Town welcomed Caerau All Whites who are fourth in the Bridgend League and Penarth crashed out with a 5-0 loss.
- So out of 11 teams, only 3 remain going forward representing the Vale league in the next round.
- In the league there were two championship games this week, St Athan Reserves hosted Holton Road Reserves, Cameron Leach put Holton in front but Ieaun Morgan struck twice to put St Athan in front, however, Holton struck back through Taylor Burford and Jack Martyn to take all three points.
- Tynewydd made it three wins on the bounce with a very impressive 5-1 win over Vale Athletic. Gareth Griffiths and Nathan Donnelly put Tynewydd 2 up at half time, Athletic pulled one back through Gavin Lewis but Griffiths completed his hat trick for Tynewydd before Joe Matthews completed the rout.
Next week a full league program returns!!