The Development side earned a fine win at Llantwit Major by 3 goals to 2. They created several chances in the early stages with Toby Link-Jones, Connor Thomas and Morgan Freeman all going close in the first 15 minutes. Jonathan Triggs then hit the crossbar with a shot from outside the area. Despite all our positive play we went behind on 24 minutes when a left wing cross was headed in at the far post. Despite this setback the lads kept plugging away and earned their reward on 35 minutes when another Jonathan Triggs shot hit the crossbar but Kieran Howells followed up to head the ball into the empty net. From the kick off a fine run down the left by Morgan Freeman saw him play Jonathan Triggs in but his shot went just wide from outside the area.
We took the lead on 47 minutes, Kieran Parsons intercepted a crossfield pass and ran forward before shooting from the edge of the area. Llantwit Major equalised on 59 minutes following a corner. They appealed for a handball and our players hesitated allowing them the room to score. Play swung from end to end with Morgan Freeman and Connor Thomas working hard up front and they could have had a couple of goals but the final ball just wasn’t right. We regained the lead on 70 minutes when Morgan Freeman was pushed in the penalty area and he netted to the keeper’s left. With Llantwit Major pushing forward looking for an equaliser they left gaps at the back but despite some great work we just couldn’t score a fourth. However a very encouraging display with a number of youngsters impressing.