Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up
It was dubbed Super Saturday and it lived up to it with permutations at the top of the Premier Division, a shock defeat and a 12 goal thriller in Division one and an almost certain promotion achieved in Division two and it’s only February. Here’s the Vale football round up……
The top four collided in the Premier Division as league leaders St Athan played out a 0-0 stalemate away to second place Rhoose, while FC Barry Belgrade closed the gap to three points as they performed a smash and grab on the Island, defeating Barry Athletic 1-0. Belgrade still have five games in hand over the leaders. Elsewhere in the division Island Marine bounced back from last week’s heavy defeat to thump bottom side Penarth Town 5-1.
In Division One the big story of the day came as table toppers Sully Sports tasted league defeat for the first time this season with a 3-1 loss to the impressive in form Barry Saints, who go third and must be front runners for promotion to the Premier Division. Barry Saints are ten points off top but have three games in hand and will be gunning for the title. Cardiff Airport closed the gap on Sully to four points as they won a twelve goal thriller 7-5 against Cadoxton Imps. SP Billy dropped to fourth after a 0-0 blank with Cwm Talwg. The point brings a five game losing streak for SP to an end. Tynewydd got their a first league win in six, as they drew level on points with Cogan following a 2-1 triumph over them. Bottom side Penarth Town B closed the gap on Imps as they edged out Cadoxton Athletic with a very good 4-3 victory.
In Division Two, Josh Morgan fired a hat trick as Llantwit Major romped to a massive 12-0 win over Barry Albion. To Albion’s credit they played the game with eight players, a huge task with 11 players let alone 8 against the league leaders that haven’t dropped a point yet. Nonetheless Llantwit went about their business clinically and the victory all but assures promotion to division one in their first season back in the Vale league. Cadoxton Barry dropped to third after being held 3-3 by Vale Madrid as BRT Dynamos moved second after a 2-1 win over Island Marine B, making four straight league wins for Dynamos. St Athan B picked up their first win in four as Paul Lucas struck twice in a 5-1 victory over ten man BV.
Next week sees a mixture of divisional cups and league fixtures. Check back here for a full round up.