MATCH REPORT: Pen-Y-Bont 10-0 Bristol Manor Farm

A clinical second-half saw Pen-Y-Bont hit double figures in South Wales as they showed Welsh Premier class, writes Jack Davies.

Despite what would be a rampant scoreline, Farm had the better of the opening exchanges. The first effort came through a neat combination between Owen Howe and Jake Gosling with the latter forcing a save from the home keeper.

Bont was moving the ball smoothly in the glistening sunshine and started to take a foothold. Evans found Raffell who rounded Ben John but couldn’t convert from the angle.

The move of the first-half was created by the Farm. Silky one-touch football involving Marcus Day, Evander Grubb, and Gosling before Grubb’s cross just missed Howe and Jayden Nielsen was just unable to convert at the back post.

The Portwaymen also carried an early threat with set pieces. Gosling crossed and George Fowler’s dummy flashed straight across with no one lurking to head home.

Bont opened the scoring after 25 minutes following a neat move down the right. Owen laid to Reffell who finished clinically from just outside the area. It could have been two in as many minutes but Ben John produced a stunning flying save as Sam Snaith volleyed at the back post.

It would be two just after the half hour. Georgievski saw an effort come back of the post and it fell perfectly for Snaith who made no mistake with his second chance. Farm was still carrying a threat late in the half. Howe combined neatly with Gosling again before the Gibraltan skinned Mark Little but was crowded out after his boot caught the turf.

The second-half saw the home side start as they meant to go on. Owen got a slice of luck as a shot deflected into his path and he clipped the loose ball over John for three.

At the hour mark Pen-Y-Bont were able to use the luxury of several fresh faces and they made them pay in style. The fourth came through one of those substitutes Josh Jones who finished calmly from the angle.

Another trio of substitutes was sent on by the home side including a trialist, who tucked home number five with virtually his first touch.

Josh Jones then got his second from almost an identical position, drilling home as he found himself free down the right.

Farm started to feel both the fitness and the heat in the final ten minutes as Bont were still throwing men forward. Snaith got his brace for seven with a beautiful curling effort into the far top corner.

Two quickly became three for Snaith as he wandered into the box for a tap-in and eight.

The final two goals came inside added time and both showed true quality. Jones joined Snaith with a hat-trick when he found the top corner from 20 yards before Kane Owen wrapped a left-footed screamer from even further out for ten and a harsh lesson in the driving heat.