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Glenbrook 0-12 St Athan

Glenbrook 0-12 St Athan

St Athan thrashed Glenbrook by double digits to cruise into the quarter finals of the Barry Cup and set up a mouthwatering clash with Vale United.

Saints hit an incredible 12 goals past hapless Glenbrook with Leigh Lewis and Josh Morgan scoring hat tricks, doubles from Karl Steel and Tony Pugh, and one each from James Austin and Joe Laing.

St Athan saw efforts early on with Garrison, Morgan and Lewis seeing shots well saved by the home keeper. Glenbrook struck back with a shot over on the quarter hour mark.

Saints finally made the break through on 18 minutes as Leigh Lewis cut on his right foot and curled in the opener.

This was the catalyst and St Athan doubled their lead two minutes later, Mortimore started the move at the back, found Laing who exchanged passes with Steel to put him in to score his first goal for the club since his move from Cadoxton Barry.

Saints were coming forward in waves now and Austin saw his low strike well saved by the veteran keeper, before Lewis blazed over minutes later.

More heroics from the home keeper with a double save off Austin and Steel but St Athan soon had a third.

Again the move starting at the back as Humphreys found Steel, his low cross was pin point for Lewis to fire in his second of the game.

Garrison and Lewis saw efforts just over the bar late in the half before Steel bagged his second of the game as he cut in from the left and unleashed a right footer into the net from distance.

Saints went in 4-0 up and Tony Pugh was introduced off the bench.

Pugh almost made an immediate impact and saw a shot blocked.

Saints were encouraged to get the ball down and play, this philosophy paid off as intricate midfield play saw Laing play in Lewis who buried the ball for his hat trick.

St Athan were in firm control, Jonathan Ashton was brought on and it was his pull back that found Pugh who stabbed the ball into the net for 6-0.

The away side once again began their move at the back for number seven, keeper Paul Lucas found Ashton, he played in Morgan and his low cross was turned in by Austin, a deserved goal for the hard working midfielder.

Ashton was once again provider for Pugh as his pull back was well finished by the forward with a neat side footed effort into the corner of the net.

It was cloud nine for Saints soon after as Ashton this time played in Morgan who proceeded to finish delightfully with a low driven shot across the keeper.

Double fighters was achieved as Morgan bagged his second, with Mortimore beginning the move and exchanged passes with Laing, Mortimore played in Morgan who out paced the defence to finish.

Lewis turned provider for number eleven as he teed up Morgan who cruised into the area to side foot past the keeper.

Lucas had a very quiet game but was forced into claiming a Glenbrook strike late on.

The icing on the cake was a rare goal from midfield engine Joe Laing, as Lewis squared the ball to him on the edge of the area and the midfielder proceeded to curl ball in to compete the rout.

St Athan into the quarter finals with ease with goals coming from all over the team. The draw saw Saints get Premier Division leaders Vale United in the undoubted tie of the round in early November.

St Athan: Lucas, Robinson, Ball, Mortimore, Humphreys, Garrison, Laing, Austin, Steel, Lewis, Morgan. Subs – Pugh, Ashton.

St Athan B unfortunately lost 4-2 to Penarth Town B, Colin George and Alex Harry got the goals.

St Athan B: Stock, Butcher, Howells, Morgans, Cleave, Pickering, Skitinis, Rogers, Harry, George, Watson. Subs – Morgan, Wolfe, Pope, Keen.

 

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