Not Much Occurring For Barry
Llandudno Remain Resolute To Seal Three Points
Llandudno Football Club welcomed Barry Town United for the first time to The Giant Hospitality Stadium as they made the long trip up from South Wales for a highly anticipated affair.
The game started off cautiously between the two sides while they tried to figure each other out and Sam Hart was the first to commit to a forward run and it opened up in front of him after 10 minutes on the clock as he cuts across the ball from range but it keeps rising and it’s a few yards over this time.
With 20minutes on the clock Barry Town tried to apply their first lot of pressure on to Llandudno who stood firm, and when Kayne McLaggon broke away it was down to Mike Williams who recovered with a great sliding challenge, only to be deemed a foul by the official, and to make matters worse picked up a yellow card in the process.
It was Sam Hart again then for the home side who went on a run down the left hand side channel and skipped past two Barry Town defenders as he cut in and then rifled an effort at goal with his weaker foot, only to see it go in to the side netting.
It became an exchange of pressure then as Barry Town retaliated with an attacking display of their own but Mike Williams was resolute at the back and shut out any danger from the South Walian side.
Just as half time was approaching Llandudno applied further pressure and managed to win themselves a corner with the clock ticking, following a little bit of uncertainty in the are the ball fell to Mike Williams who hits a half volley on the turn and coolly places it in to the far side of the net to put the home side in the lead on the stroke on half time.
Llandudno 1 - 0 Barry Town
As the teams came out for the second half it was Llandudno on the front foot with Toby Jones and Ryan Edwards looking lively on the flanks, and the former tries his luck cutting inside and fires an effort at Mike Lewis, but he gets down well to keep hold of the ball and keep the score at 1-0.
Barry Town then come the closest they’ve been to scoring as the ball is delivered from the right and a shot is directed at point blank range at Dave Roberts who pulls off a terrific save to tip the ball on to the crossbar, but it’s bouncing dangerously back towards the goal and it was Danny Taylor yet again who covered to clear off the line. The fullback must have the highest amount of goal-line clearances in the WPL since his arrival at Llandudno.
Some good work then between Lee Thomas and James Joyce down the left hand side see’s the latter pick out Thomas 12 yards out but his touch just gets away from him and he can’t direct an effort goalwards.
The game then dries up for the last 20 minutes with Barry trying to muster an opportunity to equalise but the home defence remained strong to keep them at bay. Some excellent work in the remaining moments from Danny Hughes and Toby Jones to run the clock down in the opposition’s corner and ensure the three points go to Llandudno.
Llandudno 1 - 0 Barry Town United
45+1’ Mike Williams