It was a successful start to the 2015/16 Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One season at Ynys Park for Ton Pentre.
The Bulldogs convincingly defeated Rhondda Cynon Taff rivals Aberdare Town to register their first three points of the season.
Lee Phillips’ team looked confident and were positive in their play from the outset and during the first half they had two efforts that appeared to see the ball cross the goal line but neither were awarded by the match officials.
A deserved goal came via new Ton Pentre captain Thomas Davies, who netted past Elis Nash to make it 1-0 to the Bulldogs.
Before the half-time break, Ton Pentre added a second when Tom Billing played the ball to an unmarked Leon Jacka deep inside the Aberdare 18-yard box. Jacka picked his sport and drilled the ball into the top righthand corner of the goal for 2-0.
The Bulldogs were looking for more goals in the second half and were dangerous when on the attack. Frustratingly for the Bulldogs, after coming close to scoring their third of the game, Aberdare counter-attacked and pulled themselves back into contention by netting a goal making it 2-1.
However, Aberdare’s hopes of sharing the spoils in this game were dashed shortly after when Jacka unleashed a rocket of a shot from 25-yards to extend the Bulldogs lead to 3-1.
It was a fantastic result that was witnessed by the Ynys Park faithful, who will be eager to see the Bulldogs in action once again. Ton Pentre’s next home match is on Wednesday, 26 August when Caerau Ely visit Ynys Park. The very next match for the Bulldogs however, is on Wednesday, 19 August away to Caerau Ely. The game kicks off at 6.30pm as there are no floodlights at their Cwrt-Yr-Ala home in Cardiff.
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Ton Pentre: 1. Jarrad Howells, 2. Adam Lewis, 3. Thomas Davies (Capt), 4. Liam Hutchinson, 5. Aaron Jewell, 6. Lewis Hitchcock, 7. Andre Griffiths, 8. Leon Jacka, 9. Tom Billing, 10. Luke Jones, 11. Rob Blatchford. Subs: 12. Jamie Bradford, 14. Nicky Jones, 15. Kristoffer Rees, 16. Tom Mouncher.
The players certainly enjoyed the victory and several took to Twitter after the match: