Ton Pentre are still looking for their first win of the 2017/18 season after they were denied three points by an added time penalty decision that provided Cwmamman United an opportunity to equalise.
It certainly appeared that the tackle – which had been deemed a foul by the referee – was a perfectly good one as Thomas Davies dispossessed an attacker to clear the ball to safety. However, a game changing decision was taken and the Bulldogs are still in search of their first win.
Moments before the penalty award, Ton Pentre had been denied a spot kick when Leon Jacka was brought down by the Cwmamman goalkeeper. The Bulldogs attacker had dispossessed the keeper before being tripped by him in the box. However, Ton Pentre’s protests were dismissed.
The Bulldogs had taken the lead in this match after 10 minutes when a corner kick put the Cwmamman defence under some considerable pressure. The ball eventually found its way to Nathan Facey who fired it through crowded box and into the net.
Ton Pentre’s lead lasted 17 minutes before Jordan Vickers caught Bulldogs keeper Ryan Griffiths out with the bounce of the ball to level the match at 1-1. Moments later the Rhondda club regained the lead when Jacka toe poked the ball away from a defender and past the helpless Cwmamman goalkeeper.
Cwmamman were on top for large portions of the second half and it seemed inevitable that they would equalise for a second time and they did just that with 10 minutes remaining. Once again however, Ton Pentre struck back immediately when Jacka hit a wonderful free kick low into the net to make it 3-2.
The Bulldogs looked certain of holding out for the win but within the space of three minutes of each other were the penalty incidents at either end of the pitch. As a result the match ended in a 3-3 draw.
TABLE TOPPERS NEXT FOR BULLDOGS
Ton Pentre’s next match is on Friday, 15 September at Stebonheath Park against top of the table Llanelli. Kick off is at 7:30pm.