|21st October 2017||2:30 pm||Welsh Premier League||2017/18|
|185 Barry Rd, Barry CF62 9BG, UK|
|Barry Town United||0|
Not even Storm Brian could halt the Lakesiders today!
On a horrible autumnal October Saturday afternoon, Town welcomed Barry Town United to Maes Tegid notching their second successive win of the season.
The conditions played their part throughout the game and made it difficult for both sides and after a quiet start, Bala took the lead after 10 minutes when Mike Hayes brought the ball down, turned and found Davies who drove home into the bottom corner.
It could’ve been 2-0 from the restart when Sheridan’s goalbound effort in the box was blocked by Davies.
With the game being played in the middle third, it wasn’t until the 22nd minute that Town got their next chance and added their second.
Excellent work from Burke brought the ball to Davies’ feet on the edge of the area who simply curled the ball in first time into the bottom left hand corner beating Lewis.
Barry did have their opportunities too, Drew Fahiya was denied from an excellent Ashley Morris save before McLaggon missed an opportunity from close range from a Fahiya delivery.
The second half didn’t see a let up in the conditions with gusts of 40mph but Bala adapted well continuing to play across the deck.
A shot by Chris Venables was deflected wide for a corner before Stuart Jones’ free header from the resulting corner was placed past the upright.
On 63 minutes, Town should’ve made it 3-0. Davies and Hayes combined but Hayes sent his volley narrowly wide of the post.
Lewis was the busier of the two goalkeepers, he had to get down low to deny a Hayes drive from 16 yards and then saw Davies’ shot from 25 yards fizzle wide.
Substitute Andrai Jones fired over the crossbar with 7 minutes left to play.
During injury time, a stunning cross by Evans found Davies who’d shaken off his marker but his diving header went inches over that could’ve seen him earn a hatrick.
An excellent team performance with solid displays shown all across the park. Credit to both teams, a very difficult afternoon in atrocious conditions.
Match photos by Arwel Jones