3 points on Derby Day

We played against a strong wind in the first half and had the better of the early stages with Liam McCreesh heading an 11th minute cross wide. Port Talbot then grew into the game and missed two scorable chances, the first a shot from the edge of the area and the second from 8 yards. The conditions made it difficult for both sides with especially the wind creating problems with many passes going astray. We took the lead on 31 minutes when Sacha Walters cut in from the left and sent an unstoppable shot high into the net from just outside the area. Two minutes later Liam McCreesh headed in a left wing cross to double our advantage .Noah Daley was unlucky minutes later when he strode into the box but a last ditch block saved another potential scoring opportunity. With the wind at our backs in the second half we pushed forward looking for a third goal, Sacha Walters hit a free kick over the bar then Jack Todd cut in along the byeline, James Harris in goal failed to hold his cross and from only a couple of yards Liam McCreesh hit the crossbar. From this point Port Talbot seemed to gain in confidence and put us under more pressure. Lewis Holmes and Alex Gammond dealt with the ariel threat however until a free kick was headed in on 67 minutes. For the final 20 minutes we failed to impose our game but held out to secure the 3 points.

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