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Prestatyn Town
Barry Town United
Sat 19 Aug 14:30 - Dafabet Welsh Premier League - Premier Division Full time Attendance 275

Prestatyn 1 Barry 0

Late strike at Bastion Gardens settles match.

For the second successive weekend, Barry supporters were left ruing a contentious late incident, as their side were sunk in stoppage time by persistent Prestatyn.

There had been little to separate the Cymru Alliance and Welsh League champions in a competitive and, at one point, fiesty first half; each promoted side largely cancelling out the other in a period light on clear-cut chances.

The second half however saw Prestatyn ramp up the pressure on the Barry Town goal and though goalkeeper Mike Lewis would deal magnificently with everything thrown at him, the challenge of taking goal-kicks into a severe North Walian wind made it difficult for Barry to create much from the back.

Battling hard to compensate, Barry's TJ Nagi brought the visiting fans to their feet in the latter stages, taking the ball beyond Seasiders goalkeeper Carl Jones, before being forced out right.

It was teammate Ryan Newman who then had the South Walians' best chance to win it; last weekend's goalscorer perhaps over-compensating for the strong winds by blasting his point-blank effort high and over the crossbar.

Had the effort hit the net, Barry would have led with three minutes remaining. Instead, the men in green found themselves looking to hold onto a point, as the home team sought to capitalise on their let-off with a dramatic winner.

After the fourth official indicated a minimum of four added minutes, Prestatyn won possession near the middle of the park, yet appeared to handle in the process; as immediately and vociferously protested by the travelling Barry supporters.

However, neither the likely unsighted referee nor his nearest assistant saw fit to call a free-kick and the Seasiders quickly surged forward; long-serving midfielder Mike Parker ultimately finishing with aplomb to delight the home fans behind the goal.

In light of the previous weekend's controversy, an injury time defeat in such circumstances was the bitterest pill to swallow; Barry's potential haul of four points reduced to just one, ahead of the visit of champions The New Saints on Friday (7.45pm).

While undoubtedly disappointed on the occasion of his 350th game in charge, manager Gavin Chesterfield will now hope these character-building experiences prove an asset to his squad over the course of the season.


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Highlights

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80:00 Sub Off
TJ Nagi is substituted off for Barry Town United
80:00 Sub On
Sam Jones is substituted on for Barry Town United
70:00 Sub Off
Drew Fahiya is substituted off for Barry Town United
70:00 Sub On
Callum Sainty is substituted on for Barry Town United
46:00 Sub Off
Paul Morgan is substituted off for Barry Town United
46:00 Sub On
Curtis Watkins is substituted on for Barry Town United
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Prestatyn Town
  • Barry Town United
  • 0
  • Paul Morgan Sub Off 46:00'
  • Curtis Watkins Sub On 46:00'
  • Drew Fahiya Sub Off 70:00'
  • Callum Sainty Sub On 70:00'
  • TJ Nagi Sub Off 80:00'
  • Sam Jones Sub On 80:00'

Team selection

Lewis, Mike Lewis, Mike
Morgan, Paul Morgan, Paul
Hugh, Chris Hugh, Chris
Nagi, TJ Nagi, TJ
Cooper, Luke Cooper, Luke
Evans, Ryan Evans, Ryan
Greening, Troy Greening, Troy
Saddler, James Saddler, James
Fahiya, Drew Fahiya, Drew
Newman, Ryan Newman, Ryan
McLaggon, Kayne McLaggon, Kayne

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Cardiff Met 35 45
9. Carmarthen Town 35 39
10. Aberystwyth Town 36 39
11. Rhyl 32 30
12. Airbus UK Broughton 32 21
13. Barry Town United 14 17
14. Prestatyn Town 4 4

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