Ton Pentre looked certain to pick up their first league win of the season on their visit to Undy Athletic, however, the home team sprung a surprise with a last minute goal despite having been reduced to 10 men.
Undy should have been a goal up inside the first five minutes of the match but they blazed one effort over the crossbar before having what looked like a good penalty appeal turned down by the referee.
Against the run of play, Ton Pentre scored through Nathan Facey, who had broken into the box from the left wing. Sam Small did very well in the build-up to the goal as he held the ball up before laying it off to allow Facey a confident strike into the back of the net.
The goal settled the Bulldogs and they turned in a very decent performance and before half-time Andre Griffiths nearly doubled their lead with a looping shot at goal, which drew a fantastic save from Undy’s scrambling goalkeeper to deny the Ton Pentre midfielder.
Undy were reduced to 10 men in the 69th minute when a midfielder saw red for a late challenge on Bulldogs defender Thomas Davies, which resulted in his second yellow card.
Shortly after, Griffiths had another opportunity to secure the points when he was on the end of Leon Jacka’s cross from the right, however, his header went inches wide of the post.
As Undy piled players forward, the Bulldogs always expected another opportunity to create a goal scoring chance and it came a short while before full-time as Jacka ran clear of the defence. He looked certain to score but opted to square a pass to Josh Toomey in support, which allowed a defender to poke the ball away from danger.
With 90 minutes played, Undy forced a corner and the Gwent-based outfit made the Bulldogs rue their missed chances as Harry Waterhouse headed in a dramatic equaliser.
Due to the international break, with Wales playing World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Moldova, the Bulldogs next match is on Saturday, 9 September.
On that date, Cwmamman United will visit the Rhondda with the match kicking off at 2:30pm at Ynys Park.