Vale Football League Round Up 21/9
It was a disappointing day for Vale sides in the the first round of the SWFA Senior Cup with three out of the four sides crashing out.
Tynewydd traveled to play Bridgend & District league leaders Bettws. Bettws’ fine free scoring form continued as they romped to a 9-0 win and must be amongst the favourites for the competition.
Cadoxton Imps headed to play Pantyscallog Villiage Juniors in Merthyr Tydfil, but succumbed to a 5-2 defeat to exit the competition.
Barry Athletic hosted Church Village of the Taff Ely & Rhymney Valley league, but were edged 3-2 by Church Village in an entertaining encounter.
But there was a glimmer of hope, although it didn’t look like that after an hour. Holton Road traveled to AFC Aberaman and found themselves 2-0 down after 60 minutes. However, goals from Shaun Jachontow and a double from Jack Cutajar saw Holton Road make a tremendous comeback to run out 3-2 winners. They travel to play Graig in the next round.
In the Premier Division unbeaten League leaders Island Marine were shocked 2-1 by Penarth Town at Maslin Park, Rhys Fford and Isaac Follon secures a deserved first league win of the season for Town.
AFC Rhoose see without a league win in September as Cogan Coronation came away from Ceri Road with the points in an impressive 2-1 victory.
And finally in the Prem, St Athan saw off Cardiff Airport, with an impressive 5-2 triumph with Lee Morris the stand out. Their second successive win sees St Athan go second although all other teams do have games in hand.
In Division One, leaders AFC Rhoose B continue to be free scoring and they really showed their class with a comprehensive 6-1 win over Vale United.
Cadoxton Barry continue to match Rhoose B and they turned on the style to defeat third place Island Marine B an impressive 6-2 to remain unbeaten.
Vale Madrid continued their form by making it three wins on the bounce as they saw off SP Billy 5-2.
St Athan B finally picked up their first win of the season as they got past Penarth Town B 5-3, a Rob Kemp hat trick helping St Athan B on their way to the points.
Barry Vikings stay fourth with a very good 4-1 win over Holton Road B, Matthew James and Jack Johnson amongst the goals.
And finally, Rhoose Social stay fifth and right behind Vikings with a 5-0 victory over Cwm Talwg.
An entertaining weekend and the action continues next weekend with a full league program.