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St Athan 2-3 Barry Saints

St Athan 2-3 Barry Saints

Barry Saints made it two wins on the bounce as they piled misery on St Athan.

Newly promoted Barry Saints sealed all three points despite a second half comeback from St Athan, who now have lost their opening three games.

St Athan had great chances in the first half hour with Leigh Lewis firing wide before Phil Morgan saw his header acrobatically tipped round the post by the Barry Saints keeper.

But Barry Saints soon raced into a three goal lead before half time. A blocked effort rebounded out to the Barry Saints player who lashed the ball low into the net. Moments later a cross from the left cannoned out to the edge of the area and was steered home, before right on half time the impressive Barry Saints number ten danced through the St Athan defence to fire in from the tightest of angles.

St Athan were shell shocked after having played well enough in the first period.

St Athan went about trying to find a way back into the game and soon had one back when Ryan John steered in through a crowded area.

St Athan pushed on but were sceptical to the pacey Barry Saints counter attack, one of which yielded a free kick. St Athan keeper and captain James Andrews was forced into an excellent double save to first deny the free kick and then palm away the rebound.

Many chances came and went but soon St Athan pulled another back when a penalty was awarded for a foul on Austin. Ryan John stepped up and converted and a nervy final ten minutes for the away side was teed up. But despite St Athan pressure an equaliser could not be found.

A good start to Premier Division life for Barry Saints with two wins from their first three, while St Athan’s surprising start to the season continues as they still search for their first points.

Next up Barry Saints play Sully while St Athan travel to Cowbridge on Wednesday.

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