Cogan can't catch up after hosts' flying start
8:10am Thursday 4th October 2012 in Sport
YNYSHIR ALBION 6 COGAN CORONATION 3
COGAN Coronation's South Wales Senior Soccer League side travelled to Ynyshir for this clash with a depleted side, but spirits were high and a positive result was expected.
However, hopes were quickly dashed as the home side came flying out of the blocks and were 4-0 up within half hour. Cogan never gave up and, after a formation change, started to get the better of the game and got what they deserved when Daniel Humphries played in Mike Selio who finished low into the corner.
Then, with five minutes of the first half to go, a pinpoint corner found the head of Humphries who made no mistake from close range.
But, straight from the restart, Ynyshir produced a great piece of football to split the visiting defence and the home striker gave goalkeeper Ed Smith little chance and crushed Cogan's fight back.
Trailing 5-2, Cogan looked the better outfit at the start of the second half and continued to push forward in search of goals but the very impressive Ynyshir defence coped well with the presence of Scott Muir and Humphries. Then, with 10 minutes to go, Muir ran on to a through ball from Haidn Dibble to outpace the home defence and lift the ball over the oncoming keeper to make it 5-3.
With Cogan well in control, minutes later they had a great chance to further reduce the arrears but Nathen Self's effort was well saved.
Unfortunately, it was all a little too late and, with Cogan going all out for goals, the defence was left stretched and Ynyshir wrapped up the points two minutes from time with a deflected shot which summed up the visiting side's day.