Ton Pentre notched up another fine win against a Risca United team who were positioned third in the Ivy Court Welsh League Youth Division East going into the match.
Confidence is growing in this young Bulldogs team and their two first half goals now sees them level on points with Caerau Ely and Monmouth Town in second and third respectively – with the teams separated by goal difference.
Meanwhile, Aberbargoed Buds moved top of the league by a single point following a 4-0 win over Caerleon tonight (5 January 2015).
The Bulldogs took the lead against Risca United in the 19th minute when a Jac Clements cross was finished confidently by Connor Berry to make it 1-0. This was his 12th goal of the season.
It was 2-0 after 41 minutes when Berry dropped deep into midfield before releasing a long pass forward that split the Risca defence. This allowed Kurt Hodges to run in behind and slot the ball past the advancing goalkeeper.
Risca United started the second half strongly but some resolute defending from the Bulldogs kept the Cuckoos at arms length.
Ton Pentre really should have increased their lead further with Tyler Rees having some of the best chances with powerful drives, however, the Risca goalkeeper and his defence somehow managed to stop the ball from entering the goal again.
It’s another tough test for Ton Pentre Youth on Monday, 12 Janaury when they travel to Pen-Y-Pound Stadium in Abergavenny to play Monmouth Town.