Sully put 4 past Cwmbach
7:40am Thursday 13th September 2012 in Sport
CWMBACH RS 1 SULLY SPORTS 4
LOOKING to bounce back after defeat against Cogan, Sully Sports' South Wales Senior Soccer League side faced a difficult trip to Cwmbach on Saturday.
Playing up the stiff Cwmbach slope, Sports started the First Division clash well, with Gareth Hemmens shooting just wide with the goalkeeper static.
The reorganised defence, with Gavin Beddard coming in at the back and Ossie slotting in at Dan's left back position, looked very comfortable, allowing Sully to attack well and forcing a series of corners; from one of these, Hemmens did enough to deceive the home keeper as a half hit shot found the corner of the net.
Within minutes, a great through ball from Barney was met by Hemmens who finished well to put Sully in control.
A midfield of Liam Beddard, Barney, Alex Long and Garon Davies were playing very well, and some excellent long throws on to the small pitch from Mark Brown created problems for the home defence.
The ref was throwing out yellow cards and both sides were guilty of some silly bookings. Just before half time a long ball across the Sports box saw a visiting player just catch the heel of a home forward and the ref awarded a penalty. Despite a great effort, goalkeeper Kieron Sharratt was beaten by the well-hit spot kick.
The second period saw Sports well on top and another series of corners saw the Cwmbach goalkeeper punch the ball away for a corner but, following an off-the-ball incident, the keeper was sent off to reduce the home side to 10 men.
The hard-working Davies scored Sully's third goal and the same player shot low into the net with minutes left for the fourth. A very good team display from Sports who now look forward to a trip to Porthcawl this Saturday, leaving Lidl at 11.45am.
BARRY PUMAS 3 SULLY SPORTS 1
A VALE of Glamorgan Senior Soccer League (First Division) clash in which Sports were left to reflect on a series of missed chances and some costly mistakes.
FC Pumas took a first-half lead when James Greenslade was penalised for hand ball and Sports goalkeeper Richard Sims got his hand to the spot kick but was unable to save.
Then it was Sully's turn to be awarded a penalty, which Kyle Perry slotted home. There were some good attacking moves for Sully but none bore fruit. Pumas' second goal was finished by Conner who, put in by a mistimed header from Greenslade, rounded Simo.
The play was mainly with Sully following the appearance of half time substitute Kyle Lewis but, against the run of play, a defensive error led to Pumas having a free kick. The shot was blocked by Sims but tapped home by a player following up.
For the last 20 minutes Sully had most of the ball and created chances that should have been finished but the attempts either hit the woodwork or were saved.
Well done Pumas on gaining your first points, and Sully look forward to seeing you at the end of the month for the cup fixture.
Man of the match - Kyle Lewis; yellow jersey - James Greenslade.