Vale of Glamorgan League Round Up 7/12
The Vale league action continued in the penultimate weekend of games before the Christmas break.
Premier Division leaders AFC Rhoose extended their lead at the top with a 3-2 victory over Penarth Town at Cwrt Y Vil. Rhoose secured win after being down to ten men for 70 minutes.
The Rhoose result sees them go, four points ahead at the top, however, Holton Road are fast coming up on the outside, as they moved second and have three games in hand on the leaders. Holton Road maintained their unbeaten record with a comprehensive 5-1 win at Cowbridge Town, Ben Pearce and a brace each from Jack Cutajar and Dan Morgan ensuring the victory.
Tynewydd are unbeaten in three league games as they played out a 2-2 draw with Cogan Coronation. Tynny came back from a goal down as Tom Case and Lewis Union put them in from, however, despite already having one spot kick saved in the game, Cogan converted a last minute penalty to secure the point.
Barry Athletic got back to winning ways as they saw off Cardiff Airport 3-0 at the Athletic Ground.
In Division One, leaders AFC Rhoose B just keep on rolling at the top and avoided a potential banana skin with an impressive 4-0 victory at Maslin Park against fourth place Island Marine B.
With Cadoxton Barry not in action Barry Vikings moved above them into second with a hard fought 1-0 win over a resolute Cwm Talwg, am own goal being the deciding factor here.
St Athan B picked up their first win in three games as they got past Barry Athletic B’s 5-2, Craig Howells and Rob Kemp amongst the goals.
Penarth Town B had a big win Vale Madrid as they saw off the hosts 7-2, a result that moves Penarth B up to sixth.
Goals from Taylor Burford, Jack Martyn and Cole Saunders gave Holton Road B a 4-2 win over SP Billy to move them eighth in the table.
And last but certainly not least, Island Marine turned on a five star performance to defeat Llantwit Fardre 5-1 to advance in SWFA Cup. Goals from Joe Mellars, Sam Dyer, Keir McInery and Joe Doughty giving Marine the impressive win over their SWFA Alliance league opponents, who have only lost once in the league this season. Island Marine are the only remaining Vale league side in the competition and continue to fly the flag and all at the league are proud of their accomplishments in this cup run, long may it continue.
Next weekend is the last round of games before the Christmas break, look out for the preview this week.