Clwb Cymric followed up Saturday’s cup quarter final victory over Pencoed with a hard-fought point away at high-flying Cefn Cribwr under the lights at the Kymco Stadium, Bridgend.
With the games coming thick and fast, Cymric were looking to pull away from danger while Cribwr were hoping to maintain a promotion push.
On what was a perfect night on a perfect 4G surface it was Cymric who started the brighter being brave and adventurous as they caught Cribwr in possession several times to create a few good and half chances.
Cymric continued in the ascendancy while Cribwr struggled to gain a foothold in the game.
Cymric took a deserved lead on the quarter of an hour mark after a period of pressure which resulted in a Cymric free kick near the Cribwr dead ball line. The free kick was quickly taken by recent signing Neil 'Tommo' Thomas who caught out the Cribwr keeper at his near post.
Chances continued to flow for Cymric but some wasteful finishing and a lack of composure meant the game remind one nil.
As the first half wore on, encouraged by Cymric’s failure to extend their lead the home team began to enjoy some concerted possession higher up the pitch. With the game approaching half time Cribwr got their equaliser following some decent work down the left and a dangerous cross which Cymric attempted to deal with but fell to a Cribwr man on the edge of the box who curled an excellent shot past James Hendy in the Cymric goal and into the top right hand corner. One each half time.
The second half was as fast and free flowing a game as you could hope to see. The referee
let the game go and rarely was the ball off the field of play allowing for an entertaining end-to-end game which was frantic, but lacked structure. Both benches made changes in an effort to take all three points but at the final whistle it was a fair point apiece.
MOTM – Neil Thomas