Edwards spot on

Jordan Edwards converted three second half penalties as the Lido came back from a two goal deficit to defeat previously unbeaten Pontypridd Town.

The game started quietly with both sides looking to get a foothold in the game. Pontypridd took the lead on 12 minutes when Gavin Beddard slotted home from close range. Harry Davies was booked on 17 minutes stopping a swift break by the visitors. On 21 minutes there was a huge appeal from the Lido players for a hand ball in the area but it was waved away by the referee. Pontypridd continued to dominate with a series of corners which were well defended by the Lido players. Goalscorer Gavin Beddard was booked on 34 minutes for a strong challenge  and just before the interval there was a big chance for Pontypridd to double their lead. They attacked down the left, the ball was cut back but the shot from a good position went over the bar.

Pontypridd went two up in the 47th minute when Steve Morris turned the ball into his own goal. Lido kicked off and immediately got back in the game, David Vincent was sent off for a foul in the area and Jordan Edwards stepped up to score from the spot. Lido pushed forward looking for an equaliser and it came on 72 minutes courtesy of another Jordan Edwards penalty. It got even better on 78 minutes when Jordan converted his third penalty of the night and put the Lido in front. On a night of penalties, Pontypridd were awarded one on 82 minutes but Lee Baldock hit the post and the rebound was ruled out. It got worse for Pontypridd on 84 minutes when Oliver Dalton was sent off leaving the 9 men minutes to find an equaliser. The nearest they got was a 92nd minute attack which saw a shot sail over the bar. A great result for the Lido which saw them rise a couple of places in the table.