Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up
After a couple of weeks off from action in the Vale due to the inclement weather, football returned with focus on the divisional cups.
The historic ASRS Cup of the Premier Division, dating back over one hundred years, saw one first round tie competed and three more quarter final ties decided.
Runaway league leaders Vale United edged past Penarth Town in a rearranged first round match 1-0 with Jay ‘lights out’ Tominey notching his eighteenth goal of the campaign. This sets United up for a quarter final against Barry Athletic this coming weekend.
In the three quarter finals played this past weekend St Athan advanced past Island Marine 4-2 with Josh Morgan scoring all four. The youngster hitting twenty goals this term. Rhoose eased through 6-1 against Tynewydd while Cowbridge Town went through 4-0 against Masons Moving Group to set up a semi final against Rhoose.
In the Supporters Cup, contested by Division One teams, goals from Dan Morgan, Linford Harris and Ryan Hales, saw Barry Athletic B through 3-1 against Dockers. SP Billy cruised into the semi finals 7-0 against Glenbrook while FC Pumas pipped Cogan 1-0.
Division Two teams compete for the Dockers Cup, Island Marine B needed extra time but came through 4-2 against high flying Penarth B in a very impressive result. Rhoose B edged out Pumas B 2-1, while league leaders Barry Saints advanced 5-0 against Barry Albion and Cadoxton Imps dispatched BV to go through to the semi finals.
Only one league game played this weekend, that was in Division One where Barry Belgrade were victorious 3-1 against Cardiff Airport B to close the gap on leaders Barry Athletic B to six points, but Belgrade have two games in hand.
Next week sees the return of league action, the games of the day in each division see Rhoose host Cowbridge in the Premier Division, Cogan play Sully in Division One and Penarth B travel to play Barry Albion.
In the SWFA Intermediate Cup, the last remaining Vale League club, St Athan, host the only other Vale based team in the competition Cardiff Airport, now of the SWFA Alliance League. St Athan finished runners up to Vale League champions Cardiff Airport last season.
Check back here next week for a full league and cup round up.