Long's hat-trick in Sports league win
12:01pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Sport
PRO COPY 1
SULLY SPORTS 4
WITH their senior side without a fixture, the Sully Sports' Vale Soccer League team faced third-placed Pro Copy in a First Division game at Barry Sports Centre.
On a good pitch, Sports started brightly, with Alex Long firing over and Daniel Reid shooting wide before the former looped the ball over an advancing 'keeper for the opener.
Pro Copy held it together to get into the game, with excellent referee Nick Silver, with first class positioning and good decision making, using the advantage laws to great affect to keep the game flowing.
The second half saw an early Pro Copy equaliser, but Sports regained the lead when Long scored his second and they then moved further ahead when the same player picked himself up in the penalty area to send the 'keeper the wrong way from the spot.
Boyles and Lamb were very prominent for Sports and the football played by the team was of a very good standard, climaxing with the goal of the game when Reid played a one-two with Long to net a fine goal.
This Saturday the side entertain Wenvoe Arms at Swanbridge, with players asked to report to the ground at 12.45pm.
Sports' first team return to action with a Welsh FA Trophy game at home against Gwent County League side Abertillery Excelsiors. Players should report to the ground for 12.30pm.