The bluebirds won the game against Taffs Well 2-1 with an excellent all round team effort.
From the very beginning of the game the Wellmen seemed to have decided that the officials were against them and began to let them know how much they disagreed with many decisions. This sense of anger and injustice seemed a complete mystery to the bluebirds and their fans as the officials appeared to be doing an excellent job. More and more decisions were questioned by those in yellow and even the away bench got in on the act. Obviously referee Cook was only going to tolerate dissent up to a point and began to deliver yellow cards to the Well players and bench. This culminated in a red card in the second half for Marcus Jones. A real pity because he had easily been the best player on the pitch. Throughout all of the frenzy, the bluebirds players and bench remained calm and were a huge credit to the club. It would certainly have been easy to have been drawn into the situation.
What of the football then? Bluebirds dominated the first half scoring two excellent goals, exposing a lack of pace in the bulky Well defence. Joe Leahy and Stef Williams the scorers. In the second half the Wellmen had a majority of possession but rarely created clear cut chances. They scored with an excellent 25 yard screamer from Warren Jones and pressed hard for an equaliser with 10 men but never really looked capable of scoring two.
In conclusion, it is entirely possible that this game could have had a different outcome if the visitors had concentrated on their football but as it was the bluebirds ran out composed and deserved winners.