Ton Pentre Youth were fortunate that this was not a game of two halves after completely dominating the first against Newport YMCA, they nearly allowed their opponents back into the game during the second.
The young Bulldogs could quite easily have scored a hatful of goals in the first half after creating multiple chances but were made to wait until the 36th minute before breaking the deadlock.
Following a corner that was cleared to the edge of the area, Josh Evans took control of the ball and powerfully struck it through the crowd in front of him and into the net for 1-0.
The Bulldogs soon made it 2-0 when in the 39th minute Connor Berry ran on to a through ball and confidently applied a finish that gave the visiting Newport YMCA goalkeeper no chance of making the save. It was a fine goal for the striker.
Newport YMCA offered much more in the second half and when they pulled a goal back on 58 minutes following a nice move, they appeared to have a little more belief.
Newport YMCA were continuously looking more and more dangerous, even after Callum Emms appeared to neutralise their comeback in the 66th minute when he ran on to Daniel Kinsey’s through ball to make it 3-1.
There was real fight in the Gwent outfit, who continued to increase the pressure on the Bulldogs defence, and a 77th minute bicycle kick that found its way past Ton Pentre goalkeeper Liam Williams, appeared to give them a real chance of snatching a point from the game.
However, despite a few creaks under pressure, the Bulldogs defence held out for the 3-2 win that will give them confidence ahead of their next game on Sunday, 2 November in the FAW Youth Cup against Aberdare Town Youth. The Round Two match at Ynys Park kicks off at 2:00pm.