The Bluebirds never really recovered from going two goals down in ten minutes and seemed throughout to be rushed by a very sharp Penybont side. What made matters even more frustrating was that the two early Penybont goals were slightly scrappy ones, with LIAM WALSH seeming to be given a free header in the 8th minute and an 18-yard shot from OWIAN WARLOW in the 10th minute creeping in at the post. From around the 15-minute mark the Blues did get back into the game, although several players seemed to be a little below their best. The midfield, in which Elliot Scotcher was probably the most effective, didn’t always have its usual urgency, and while Steff Williams was once again a very positive force up front, Danny Williams was dangerous for patches only, and Ryan Thomas found it difficult to make a real impression. The back four battled away, and the reason for the introduction of Sam Rodon in the 65th minute was to give Sean Pemberton the chance to go up front to see if he could shake things up a little. The Blues were threatening on occasions, with a Greg Walters shot rattling the bar in the 55th minute and Ricky Watts sending Danny Williams through in a one-on-one in the 70th minute only for Danny to be unable to make the right contact. But between these attacks Penybont had increased their lead in the 60th minute when an attack down the wing left ADAM CARPENTER with a tap-in. The Blues did pull a goal back, in the 75th minute when STEFF WILIAMS fired in well from 15 yards, but although they kept up the fight-back and sub Charlie Davies cracked one shot just over the bar in injury time, it was not to be their day. The next league game for the Blues is away to Monmouth Town on Saturday 21st April. County: Conah McFenton; Leon Luby (Matthew Broome,75), Alaric Jones, Sean Pemberton, Tim Hicks, Ricky Watts, Steffan Williams, Greg Walters, Ryan Thomas (Charlie Davies, 80), Dan Williams (Sam Rodon, 65)), Elliot Scotcher.