Caerau Ely inflicted a cruel defeat on the Bulldogs at Ynys Park, with relegation from Welsh League Division One now looking a very strong possibility for Ton Pentre.
Nineteen days previously, the Bulldogs got their first win of the 2017/18 season away to Caerau Ely, which was also the last time they played due to bad weather in between. Therefore, Ton Pentre were confident of doing the double over the Cardiff outfit. However, Caerau came into the match on the back of beating relegation rivals Cwmamman United 5-2.
The first 25 minutes of the match were promising for the Bulldogs as they enjoyed much of the possession but failed to really threaten the Caerau goal.
Before half-time approached, Caerau had been growing in confidence and looked the more threatening team on the attack. The away team got their reward in the 41st minute when Huw Cooke’s wonderful strike flew into the net.
Ton Pentre failed to muster a response in the second half and a second Caerau goal always looked a realistic prospect. Sam Cowley popped up to score to give Caerau Ely some breathing space.
Bulldogs midfielder Lewis Holder picked up a second yellow card shortly afterwards and was sent off leaving Ton Pentre with 10-men and no way back.
Ton Pentre are now bottom of Division One and seven points from safety with nine matches remaining and having scored less and conceded more than any other team in the division.
The Bulldogs next match is at Ynys Park on Saturday, 10 March against Afan Lido. Kick off is at 2:30pm.