Valley ready for final!
Juniors give 100% in spirited display!
On a typical spring afternoon sunshine and showers! Valley visited Cae Cob in a league fixture which could serve them well pre Dargie Cup appearance.The Juniors have played both Valley and Llangoed in the last fortnight and honestly it will be close in the final! Valley from the off attacked and after 4 minutes Liam Patrick fired a free kick home the ball taking a wicked deflection to fool the home keeper.On 5 minutes Valley doubled the league as Justin Williams tapped in from close range.Valley were running the midfield with their quick play but as the half wore on the Juniors got to grips with their game and Aron Jones fired wide on 20 minutes and on 25 minutes Gerwyn Williams fired over from a corner.The Juniors raided down the right and from a miscued clearance nearly scored but keeper Jacob Reid was on hand.On 30 minutes Valley extended their lead as Ryan Hall fired in fromthe right.Valley on 34 minutes extended their score further as the Juniors didn't clear from defence and Ryan Coll tapped in. on 40 minutes the Juniors got a free kick on the left and Tyler Mapp fired narrowly wide, As the half ended Mark Hamblin fired over for Valley.Half time 0v4. Valley opened te second half well and Ash Hughes shot over on 50 minutes but the Juniors changed their formation and Aron Jones shot over from ten yards. on 55 minutes while Elliot Patterson went close on 57 minutes.The Juniors were now contending and the match ebbed and flowed from end to end.On 70 minutes Ryan Hughes fired well but Reid was equal to the task. on 72 and 75 minutes Elliot Patterson fired towards goal but on both occasions Reid saved well..On 81 minutes Justin Williams ran through the Juniors defence and fired towards goal the ball striking the keepers foot and going in.The Juniors kept going and eventually got a consolation goal and just reward for a controlled half of play as Elliot Patterson latched on to a Jordan Williams knock down and fired in on 86 minutes.Final score 1v5 The Juniors did give Tyler Mapp and Harry Jones their first start in the mens league as both are regulars in the under 16's league and to be fair both really gave 100% and gained in confidence as the game wore on .Harry was given Man of the match as he starred in defence while for Valley captain Ash Hughes was outstanding.