Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up 23/10
Premier Division leaders Penarth Town got back to winning ways in emphatic fashion as they thumped fellow title challengers Cadoxton Barry 7-3. Penarth raced into an early 2 goal lead before Cadoxton Barry pulled the game back level and there was only 13 minutes on the clock. Cadoxton Barry then were reduced to ten men as their keeper was sent off and Penarth raced into a 5-2 lead by half time. More goals followed in the second half and Penarth saw their goal keeper also dismissed, but at that point they were home and dry 7-3.
Penarth open up a seven point gap over the chasing pack as the rest of the top five all dropped points. Holton Road were held by a spirited Tynewydd 1-1. Shaun Jachontow put Holton Road ahead but Joe Matthews grabbed the equaliser for the Tynny.
St Athan and AFC Rhoose played out a 1-1 draw in an entertaining battle, Josh Bryan put Rhoose ahead on 15 minutes before Ben Boyd pulled St Athan level on 31 minutes and despite chances for both sides, it was a share of the spoils.
BV waited since August for a second league win and now have two in as many weeks, as they saw off Cogan 3-1 at the Rec. Kyle Ingham and Cory James with the goals that lift BV into seventh spot.
In Division One, leaders Sully Sports completely thrashed St Athan C in an emphatic result, Ashley Cottle grabbed a hat trick and Andrew Godwin got 5 amongst the scorers. The result sees Sully open up a three point lead at the top over Cwm Talwg who picked up a fine 5-3 win over Vale United in Corntown. Josh Kirke scoring a brace to see Cwm Talwg jump up to second spot.
Holton Road B go fourth as they edged out Vale Athletic 4-3. Mitch Thomas with a double as Holton inflicted a second straight defeat on Vale Athletic after they made a perfect start to the campaign and drop to 6th.
Island Marine B moved into 9th with their first win in five games as they walloped BV reserves 4-0, goals from Morgan Rogers, Adam Owens, Ashley Cove and Tom Moffat giving Island Marine B the vital victory, BV reserves also ended the game with 9 men after two red cards.
In the SWFA Intermediate Cup, a SWFA competition for clubs outside of the top divisions, Rhoose Social continue to fly the Vale flag as they edged out Hopkinstown, of the Taff Ely Rhymney Valley league, 3-2 in a cracker. The win sees Social advance to the quarter finals and doing the Vale proud.