Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up 22/1
In the sole Barry Cup first round match, Premier Division AFC Rhoose advanced to next weeks second round with a hard fought 2-1 win over First Division leaders Sully Sports. Ciaran Webb opened the scoring for the hosts right on half time before Elvis Kononovs levelled the score on the hour mark. But it was Jac Butler’s goal ten minutes from time that proved decisive and Rhoose set up a huge game with Cadoxton Barry on Saturday in the next round.
Penarth Town restored their four point lead at the top of the table by inflicting a first league defeat on Cardiff Airport in nine league games. Rhys Knights goal just before half time was enough to hand the league leaders a 1-0 victory, Scott Willetts starring as man of the match.
Island Marine returned to league action with a win over Cogan Coronation, after a goalless first half, goals from Bowsher, Blackmore and McKrieth put Marine in control before a late Hughes consolation from Hughes for Cogan.
BV and St Athan played out a 1-1 draw, Williamson gave St Athan a first half lead before Jackson grabbed the equaliser.
In Division One, Holton Road B stayed third with a narrow 1-0 victory over St Athan B. A first half Mitch Thomas goal sees Holton B close the gap on top of the league Sully and second place Cwm Talwg to five points.
Rhoose Social went back fourth with a thrilling 4-3 win over Island Marine B. Social always seemed in control going into 2-0 and 4-1 leads through goals from Morgan, Hillard and Windsor but Marine B kept on battling and a hat trick from Robertson to set up a nervy ending but Social collected the three points.
BV Reserves picked up their first league win in nine games as goals from Richardson Croad and Hartley either side of a Messer equaliser gave BV reserves the 2-1 victory over Vale Madrid.
On Saturday it’s all about the Barry Cup.