Cogan bow out of Bruty Cup
8:20am Thursday 30th August 2012 in Sport
CWMBACH ROYAL STARS 3 Cogan Coronation AFC 1
WITH midweek South Wales Senior Soccer League games starting to take a toll on the first team, Cogan - with several first team players out - travelled to Cwmbach in this first round encounter of the C W Bruty Cup.
Cogan started the brighter and Johnny Sadler, making his first start this season for the Firsts, set the pace in the middle and the hosts looked like a side that were there for the taking.
To their credit, however, they slowly got back into the game and started to create the best of the chances, keeping Scott Muir and Daniel Humphries up front quiet and the back four of Mark Lane, Wes Drew, Joe Taylor and Bradley Munn busy. A blank half-time scoreline was fair.
The second half saw Haiden Dibble come on for the injured Kevin Spear and he immediately made an impact, his great through ball finding Muir who put the ball through his marker's legs and then lobbed the Cwmbach goalkeeper for 1-0 to Cogan.
This seemed to wake Cwmbach up and they started creating chances, hitting the post, the bar and missing an open goal before grabbing the equaliser after Cogan failed to clear a cross.
Liam 'Dinky' Ryan then came on to give Cogan fresh legs but Cwmbach were well on top and, 10 minutes from time, scored via a bullet header which left James in goal with no chance. This meant that Cogan had to push for the equaliser and, seconds from time with most Cogan players pressing forward, Cwmbach countered with three on one and killed the game with their third goal.
Man of the match was given by the Cwmbach management and went to Cogan No 9 Daniel Humphries.
* Cogan Coronation AFC would like to thank all at Penarth Motor Company, CASS Hire & Sales Ltd, Penarth Stone Masonry and all the supporters who went along to show their support to the team.
• Cogan's next game is home to AFC Butetown on Saturday, September 1, at Cogan Rec (2pm kick-off).