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Cornelly United 2-4 Clwb Cymric

Cymric came back from 2-1 down at half time to win comfortably and secure another three points in their quest to move up the table.

Cornelly made use of the strong wind and controlled possession in midfield and their forwards were a constant thorn in the Cymric’s defence’s side.

They eventually took the lead when a cross from the left wasn’t dealt with by the Cymric defence, and Carl Owen turned well and steered his right foot shot across James Hendy and into the far corner.

Cymric equalised on the half hour mark when a Cymric corner was half cleared by Cornelly and when the ball was put back in the box it was Huw Owen who reacted the quickest and he steered a first time shot into the bottom corner with Cornelly appealing for offside. However, Cornelly regained the lead five minutes later when, after good work down the right, Cornelly crossed the ball and substitute Luke Dingle controlled, turned and fired a low shot in to the bottom left hand corner.

Cymric came out with more purpose and determination in the second half and dominated the play.

Huw Owen and Neil Thomas were a constant threat with wingers Ryan David and Osian Pritchard heavily involved in everything. Cymric levelled again 10 minutes into the second half when Neil Thomas scored direct from a free kick 20 yards out. The Cornelly wall jumped and Thomas’ clever free kick went under the wall and into the bottom corner.

Cymric took the lead shortly afterwards when Ryan David, after some good interplay between himself and Huw Owen, found himself in space in the box and he hammered home from 12 yards. Cymric extended their lead with 20 minutes remaining after
some very quick thinking from Ryan David.

Cymric were awarded a free kick for handball midway into the Cornelly half. Ryan David saw that the keeper was outside his box complaining about the decision and he took the free kick quickly and stroked the ball over the keeper into the empty net.

Cymric should have added to their tally but Neil Thomas and Huw Owen missed a couple of good chances. Cornelly themselves nearly made it an interesting last few minutes when James Hendy saved an excellent free kick only to push the ball towards the forward but his effort struck the post and went to safety.

An excellent away win for Cymric and a vital three points in their battle to stay in the first division.

MOTM – Neil Thomas/James Hendy

Earlier Event: April 9
Penydarren 4-2 Clwb Cymric
Later Event: April 16
Clwb Cymric 0-3 Porthcawl Town