FOOTBALL: Port Talbot Tigers tamed by Porthcawl



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CWMAVON returned to the top of the Port Talbot and District Football League premier division thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win at Fairfield Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Port Talbot Tigers relinquished a 2-1 lead to go down 3-2 at home to Porthcawl Athletic. Tom Jones and Ashley Edwards netted for the Tigers.

Goytre United won 4-0 at Abercregan, who had early chances to take the lead. Goytre could have been reduced to 10 men after their keeper handled the ball outside the box to stop Greg Francis from scoring a tap-in, however the referee only gave a yellow.

Goytre then struck twice, including a penalty, to lead 2-0 at the break and despite Abercregan pushing hard to get back into the game, they were twice hit on the break during the latter stages of the match.

A well-contested game saw Gwynfi United take the spoils at Newton Wanderers, 3-2.

Gwynfi took the lead from a poorly-defended corner, despite Newton enjoying the majority of the first half.

In the second period Newton dominated the play, but Gwynfi broke on a counter to double their advantage. Newton pulled a goal back but again fell to another counter attack with the visitors holding out for the win.

In the reserve division Cornelly United enjoyed a late goal flourish to beat Cefn Cribwr 6-3.

Cornelly started at great pace, but could not apply the finishing touches to their chances. The opening goal finally arrived on 20 minutes thanks to a neat finish by Mikey Forester.

Cefn levelled before the interval, then added another two early in the second half.

But on 65 minutes, Cefn were reduced to 10 men after a bad challenge and the game turned on its head.

Deon Everton finished well to make it 3-2, then moments later younger brother Jed Everton equalised.

Paul Edwards edged Cornelly in front on 84 minutes before Dean Barlow added a fine brace of goals on the late on to give the scoreline a flattering look.

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