Afan Lido 1-2 Barry Town United

A week has past since the humble loss to TNS in the Nathaniel MG Cup Final and it was back to league action for The Town as they travelled to Port Talbot to face Afan Lido. Troy Greening was welcomed back to the first team after 10 months out injured, but defender Chris Hugh, who starred in the defeated to TNS last week, was unavailable due to representing Wales in the Futsal European Championship qualifiers.  Last weeks substitutes Callum Sanity and ‘The GoalFather’ James Dixon also made returns to the starting 11, whilst Drew Fahiya dropped to the bench.

The Barry players had seemingly put last weeks defeat behind them as they charged at Afan Lido with confidence and determination. There were many attempts from Jordan Cotterill, TJ Nagi and James Dixon, though all shots went wide or were saved. It was Jordan Cotterill who secured Barry’s first goal of the game with a brilliant left foot shot.

It seemed to be a fifty-fifty game as Afan Lido had their chances, though goalkeeper Mike Lewis, who was also impressive in the final against TNS continued his fine form. It ended 1-0 at half time.

Barry were 1-0 up and confidant heading into the second half. Barry had plenty of attacks within the first 20 minutes, but it was TJ Nagi who grabbed Barry’s second goal of the game.

Afan Lido would eventually get one back but it wasn’t enough to stop Barry winning 2-1 securing three points and still in the race for a potential promotion into the Welsh Premier League.

In other Barry Town news, we’re delighted to show a short clip of our feature documentary on Barry Town United – Stability, Justice, Progress in association with Hang Fire. We also have two sponsorship places left at £100 each. More info on this link. 

Match information provided by Rhys Deans