Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up 15/1
The Vale league returned for the first time in 2022 with a mix of league and cup action.
In the esteemed ASRS Cup, a cup that’s history dates back to 1911, Barry Athletic pulled off the shock of the round as they dumped the leagues form side Cardiff Airport out on penalties. After being 1-2 down, it was Lewis Avaient’s 76th minute spot kick that sent the game to extra time and eventual penalties, Athletic triumphed 4-3 to go through to set up a home quarter final against AFC Rhoose.
Cadoxton Barry went through to the quarter finals as they saw off St Athan 5-2. Goals from Oram, Parry, Henderson, Donnelly and Cubitt handing Cadoxton Barry the impressive win to start the year and set up a huge quarter final against cup favourites Penarth Town.
BV progresses to the quarters after a thrilling 4-2 victory over Cogan Coronation. Cogan raced into a 0-2 lead inside the first fifteen minutes, but BV hit back through a Mathew James hat trick to lead at half time before Cory James grabbed the fourth. BV now face Island Marine in the next round.
In the Supporters Cup, Vale Madrid saw Webb and Tanner put them in front twice against Island Marine, twice Rogers equalising, the game going all the way to spot kicks, and Vale Madrid emerged the winners. They go through to play Vale United in the quarter finals.
Rhoose Social saw off Vale Athletic with goals in each half from John and Hillard to win 2-0, Rhoose Social now play St Athan B in the next round.
Sully Sports are the slight favourites for the Supporters Cup and they showed exactly why by putting St Athan C to the sword mercilessly. Cottle, Stanton, Ashton, Saunders and Appiah with the goals. Sully set up a quarter final clash with the much fancied Cwm Talwg which should be a cracker.
In league action, Holton Road closed the gap on Penarth Town to just one point, albeit having played a game more, with a 3-1 victory over Tynewydd. Pearce, Morgan and Jachontow with the goals.
In Division One, Cwm Talwg went level on points with Sully at the top, but Sully have played a game less, as Cwm Talwg put clear daylight between them and Holton Road B but edging them out 3-2. Holton B came from a goal down to lead 2-1 with fifteen minutes left, but Conway levelled got Talwg before a stoppage time winner from Kirke sent the Talwg faithful into hysteria. Dramatic scenes on The Buttrills.
And finally, St Athan B collected their second successive win by seeing off Vale United 3-1. Goals from Hyslop, Sammarco and Tona secured the three points against an inform United side.