AFTER their cup fairy tale, Cardiff Airport crashed back down to earth in the league, while in the SWFA Senior Cup there were fireworks with a double hattrick and a baptism of fire for Cogan's new boss.

Read the Vale football round-up from the lower leagues, below.

Report by Terry Allday

With Wales playing away in Armenia in a 2pm kick-off many clubs took advantage of the option not to play so there were only three games this weekend involving Vale’s SW Alliance teams.

In League action, it was a game of two halves at Jenner Park when Cardiff Airport hosted their Premier Division promotion rivals Bridgend Street.

After going two up in the first half with goals from Sonny Lambert and Curtis Scotto, Bridgend Street came back strongly in the second half with two of their own including a 90th minute equalising penalty.

In the Hugh James SWFA Senior Cup, Sully Sports eventually played their Vale League opponents Rhoose Social AFC at the third time of asking - twice the game was postponed at Ceri Road, Rhoose meaning the game was reversed to Sully. 

Sully Sports came away with a comfortable 9-1 victory.

Andrew Smith scored a hat-trick inside the opening 17 minutes - plus a late fourth - with further goals from Luke Evans, another Sully hat-rick by Andrew Godwin, and Aaron Morten

Cogan Coronation - with their new first team manager Greg Tait - were also trying to play their postponed cup game against former SWAL team Cardiff Hibs and took the option of playing at the Bro Morgannwg 3G facility.

After an Elvis Kononovs equaliser they were losing 2-1 until a late penalty by Michael Lazarou in the 93rd minute took the game to penalties where they held their nerve to come out 3-0 winners.