Following defeat at Undy Athletic on Saturday, the Bulldogs will be back in the thick of the action as they travel west to the Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium for today’s (Tuesday, 11 April) Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One match against Haverfordwest County.
After falling a goal behind against Undy at The Causeway, Steve Williams fired the Bulldogs level with a free kick in the 39th minute. However, in first half added time, Phil Clarke was shown a red card for abusive language towards an opponent and Ton Pentre were down to 10 men for the second half.
The Bulldogs were hoping to protect the point at 1-1 but were dealt a harsh blow when a blunderous throw-in decision provided an unfair advantage to Undy allowing them to run in on goal to make it 2-1. Only two match officials were present at the game and an Undy official provided support to indicate whether the ball was in or out of play. Confusion reigned prior to the second goal when the Referee allowed himself to be overruled by the club official.
Undy wrapped up all three points when they were awarded a dubious penalty in the 72nd minute after Thomas Davies was judged to have fouled when shielding the ball out of play.
So it was disappointment for Ton Pentre, who will now hope that they can pull off a shock result at Haverfordwest. The West Wales club come into the match off the back of a 3-1 defeat at Cambrian & Clydach Vale and the disappointment of a League Cup Semi-Final loss against Bridgend Street.
The Bluebirds will still be confident of securing a win though, having recently beaten Port Talbot Town 6-2.
For this match, Ton Pentre will be without the suspended duo of Liam Hutchinson and Phil Clarke. Meanwhile, they will also be without the services of Joe Massaro and Corey Shephard.
The match at the Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium kicks off at 8:00pm. You can follow updates from the match on the Bulldogs Twitter feed and Facebook page.