Town know that they need to show massive passion and give everything they had to get a win at Penydarren BGC and that is what they did today against a strong home team
Town started the stronger on a good pitch and as early as the 7th minute nearly took the lead when Josh Roberts worked the ball across the goal but Josh Dorward just failed to make contact. The home side were using the long ball to good effect and nearly took the lead themselves but Cavan Williams failed to put the ball in the back of the net.
Town then took the lead, and a deserved one, when good team play allowed Josh Roberts to free himself in the box and he scored his first goal since his return to the club. Just a minute later Callum Silcox went agonisingly close to extending the lead.
The home side continued the long ball game and it paid off on 23 minutes when a cross from the right bobbled in the area and despite a rebound off the post it was Chris Colvin who was first to react to level the scores.
It was a cracking game with Town, in their Blue away strip, looking comfortable on the ball and they soon took the lead again when Callum Silcox struck home on 38 minutes. Town certainly deserved this second goal and celebrations had only just died down when Josh Dorward cleared off the line and this allowed Tyler Aylward to link up with Joe Lloyd. He fed Taylor Evans and he hit a shot from 25 years which screamed into the top right corner giving the home keeper Stephen Price no chance. This meant Town went into the half time break with a 3-1 lead.
Penydarren BGC certainly came out fighting and they bossed the opening 15 minutes of the first half but didn't really worry the Town goal. On 60 minutes JOsh Dorward went close but his strike went over the bar. Then came another period of Penydarren pressure and they went close on 2 occasions before on 65 minutes they scored through Joshua Brogden.
Town were under the cost for the last 25 minutes at times but brilliant defence and some outstanding keeping by Steven Reeve kept the home side out. A number of injuries resulted in 7 minutes added on time and in the dying seconds Town had to put their bodies on the line to keep the game from going into extra time and then, finally, the match official Richard Beach blew time and Town go through to the first round knowing they have put in a massive shift against a top side.
Well done the lads for the result and they showed today just how much playing for the Town meant to them
Congratulations to Marcus's Reserve team today as well as the secured 4 from 4 in the Reserve league and are now 3 points clear. Two goals from Tom Blizzard plus goals from Ebbe Westmoreland and Callum Jenkins brought the lads from 2-0 down after 30 minutes