Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up 11/2

Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up 11/2 
  • In the Supporters Cup, Holton Road came from a goal down to defeat AFC Rhoose 2-1 to book a spot in the semi finals. Josh Bryan put Rhoose into a first half lead, but Paul Morgan then levelled for Holton Road just before the hour and Ben Pearce then struck what turned out to be the winner, as Holton Road chase a treble.
  • In the Premier Division, a dramatic Barry Island saw Island Marine come from two goals down to edge out Barry Athletic to go six points behind leaders Holton Road with a game in hand. Tyler Lavery set up both Oliver Tipples and Corey Fowler to fire Athletic into a very early two goal lead after seven minutes, however, Marine were level before the break as Adam Owens pulled one back and then Rhys Hopkins levelled. Athletic were then reduced to ten men as Tipples was sent off for a second booking to round off a frantic first half. The second half continued a great derby encounter and the most dramatic of finishes as Owens grabbed his second of the game with a 90th minute winner for Marine to claim the 3-2 victory of their rivals.
  • Penarth Town moved up to fourth as they played out a 1-1 draw with Vale United at Bryn Y Don. Jacob Lewis put United ahead just before the half hour mark, but Penarth levelled with a Michael Winton penalty with fifteen minutes remaining to ensure a share of the spoils.
  • St Athan picked up their first win in four league games in quite some style as they thumped Cogan Coronation 7-2. Ben Boyd notched a hat trick with Seth Talbot and Aaron Phillips both with braces to move St Athan up one place into 9th.
  • In the Dockers Cup, BV survived a first half scare to ease into the semi finals 7-2. After going two goals up, Peterston then struck back to level the tie at 2-2 at half time, however, BV then turned on the style to pull away and go into the final four and their quest for the double.
  • In the Championship, Cardiff Airport Vets remain second after grabbing point against St Athan Reserves, Ieuan Morgan put St Athan ahead in the 89th minute in what looked like the winner, however, Ryan Escott rescued a point in stoppage time. Airport Vets sit on second but their rivals below them do have three games in hand.
  • Third place Vale Athletic continued their great form coming from behind to win 4-1 over Barry Athletic Reserves. Andrew Somers stuck twice, with Matt Chapman and Ryan Warden adding the others to keep Vale Athletic‘a promotion push firmly on track.
  • Free scoring Tynewydd moved up to fourth place with an emphatic 5-0 win over Holton Road Reserves. Lewis Slack scored twice with Gareth Griffiths, Lewis Union and Stefan Ross getting one each, making it 20 goals for Tynewydd in their first three games of 2023 as they hunt down the promotion spots.
  • Vale Madrid continued their good start to the calendar year as they came back from 2-4 down against Rhoose Social to win a thriller 6-4. Late goals from Tom Webb and David Evans ensuring the dramatic victory to move up to seventh.
  • After not winning since early September Island Marine Reserves now have two in a row as they saw off St Athan Thirds 3-1. Goals from Harry Byrne, Chris Scott and Luke Parle gave Marine Reserves the three points to leave St Athan Thirds five points adrift at the bottom.

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