Llandudno earn first win of the season against Barry Town
The Seasiders scored two goals in as many minutes as they picked up their first three points of the season against an in-form Barry Town side.
Leo Smith and John Owen’s goals were enough to comfortably see off the South Wales team.
Llandudno started the game off well in front of the home crowd and it was Leo Smith who had the first opportunity after just four minutes, but his shot was well saved by Barry’s Mike Lewis.
The Seasiders’ were playing some good football as chances came for both Toby Jones and Zyaac Edwards, but both could only be seen as half chances.
At the other end, Kayne McLaggon had a chance to give the visitors the lead just before the 20 minute mark, he made space for himself when in the 18-yard box but it was well saved by Shaun Pearson.
It was Llandudno though who did eventually take the lead, and the first goal at the Giant Hospitality Stadium was scored by Leo Smith, he managed to get the ball on his favoured side and gave Barry’s keeper no chance of denying him this time.
Llandudno sensed the opportunity to double their lead as soon as the game restarted, and the pressure paid off as John Owen’s strike from inside the box hit the back of the net.
The home side had been struggling to score all season, but two goals came in as many minutes to give them the breathing space they craved.
Just minutes later, though, Barry could have grabbed a goal back, and perhaps should have when McLaggon found room for himself, but it was really well saved by Shaun Pearson.
Things heated up towards the end of the first half with both sides receiving yellow cards, but Llandudno managed to hold on to their two-goal advantage.
Zyaac Edwards, Zebb Edwards and Danny Hughes all received yellow cards following a disagreement between both sets of players.
Barry Town came out in the second half attempting to put the pressure on the home side but couldn’t create anything of note in the first ten minutes.
Jon Hood arguably had the best chance for Barry to get one goal back but although his strike was hit well, it curled on the wrong side of the post for the away side.
Llandudno were threatening on the counter attacks, especially when Barry failed to capitalise on their corner kicks, Smith and Toby Jones broke well on one occasion, but his shot went narrowly wide.
With just 20 minutes to go, Alun Webb and John Owen had chances of their own to further their lead but each shot went just wide of the target, Llandudno were looking the more likely to score at this point.
The Seasiders kept pushing for a third and game-killing goal, Owen in-particular looked threatening when cutting in from the right-hand side.
Barry’s best chance of scoring was from corners, but Llandudno stayed strong and defended everything that attacked them.
The final whistle was met with great applause as Llandudno picked up their first three points of the season, the home side will look to build on this impressive result against a side that had been performing well so far this season.
Llandudno’s next game is against Cardiff Met next weekend.
Updated 18:41 - 8 Sep 2018 by Geraint Roberts