PENYBONT 1-0 BARRY TOWN UNITED

Penybont claim a fourth clean sheet in a row as they beat Barry Town 1-0 to climb up the table. 

Kane Owen’s penalty late in the second half was the only goal in the game to win the match for Rhys Griffiths’ side. 

 

This win means they take over Barry Town in fourth position as they look to secure a European Conference qualification spot. 

 

In the 2nd minute, Penybont started brightly as a cross from Nathan Wood was met by Mael Davies’ shot, but it was easily saved by Barry Town’s keeper Michael Lewis. 

 

Soon after, Bont striker Benjamin Ahmun went on a great run and finished the move by putting the ball in a great position in the box but there was no one on the end of it. 

 

Former Wales international, David Cotterill, put a great ball into the box from a corner which met the head of Callum Sainty who hit the crossbar. 

 

It was very apparent in the opening thirty minutes that the game was going to be very tight and either team could take the three points. 

Ismail Yakubu of Penybont (L) tackles Theo Wharton of Barry Town United (R)
Penybont v Barry Town United at Bryntirion Park in the JD Cymru Premier on the 16th March 2021.Lewis Mitchell/Penybont FC

The hosts had a good chance on the edge of the box, after a goalmouth scramble, which fell to Bont centre half Daniel Jefferies who put the shot just wide of the post. 

 

Barry Town went straight down the other end as Jamie Bird took the ball past Connor Davies, and struck a long-range shot which was easily dealt with by Penybont goalkeeper Ashley Morris. 

 

Just before half time, Penybont winger Kostya Georgievsky had the best chance of the half with a half volley just inside the box but it hit the side netting. 

 

Shortly after half time, Nathan Wood had a great chance to open the scoring after a wonderful touch from a long-range pass by Kane Owen, which put the winger into a scoring opportunity, but the shot was met by Town goalkeeper Lewis. 

Penybont captain Kane Owen (C) during a corner
Penybont v Barry Town United at Bryntirion Park in the JD Cymru Premier on the 16th March 2021.Lewis Mitchell/Penybont FC

Penybont put together the best move of the game after a quick interchange between Gerogievsky and Owen which finished with an Owen shot that just went wide of the post. 

 

After a mess up between Lewis and Curtis McDonald, Bont winger Georgievsky was brought down by McDonald after he pressed from the front and forced the mistake which led to a foul in the box. 

 

At first, McDonald was red-carded for the foul. But after the referee, Robert Jenkins, communicated with his assistant the red card was reduced to a yellow card.  

 

Although Owen, the penalty taker, had to wait a while to take his penalty. He showed his class to finish the ball in the bottom corner to put Bont one up in the game. 

Penybont captain Kane Owen scores his sides first goal from the penalty spot.
Penybont v Barry Town United at Bryntirion Park in the JD Cymru Premier on the 16th March 2021.Lewis Mitchell/Penybont FC

After the penalty, Barry Town had a great chance to equalize as the chance presented itself on the edge of the box for Evan Press who just missed the target. 

 

Sam Snaith had a chance to double lead after Lewis fumbled the ball towards him from Wood’s long shot, but he was unable to put the ball away. 

 

Just before full time, Curtis Hutson had an opportunity one on one with Morris to equalize for Town, but Morris made himself big and pulled off a huge save to secure Penybont the 3 points.

Harrison Kidd