The Bluebirds showed the ability to handle a demanding Welsh League fixture when they travelled to a difficult midweek away game at Taff’s Well and really ground out the win in a tough contest which eventually saw them force home a deserved winner three minutes from the end.
The exchanges were tight from the outset but the Blues had the bulk of the possession throughout the first half. In defence, with Sean Pemberton able to return at centre half, they were extremely solid, and Nick Jones, making a return to the goalkeeping position, looked very composed and secure.
After the interval, as the game grew increasingly hard and physical, the Blues continued to have more of the play and by the end were pushing forward urgently. It seemed as if the goal might never come but in the end the points were sealed, in the 93rd minute, by a superb cross from Elliot Scotcher, which set up a goal-mouth scramble, and it was veteran midfielder NICKY PALMER, scorer of very few goals for the Bluebirds until his two volleyed efforts late last season, who was able to pounce for perhaps his most precious strike yet and to stab the ball in from close range.
The Bluebirds now travel to play Ton Pentre on Saturday, 28th April, before they return to the Conygar Bridge Meadow on Tuesday 1st May, with a 7.30 kick-off, and a game which could just see them playing for second place
. County: Nick Jones; Matthew Brome, Alaric Jones (Leon Luby, 75), Sean Pemberton, Tim Hicks, Ricky Watts, Steffan Williams (Fraser Finlay, 85), Greg Walters, Nicky Palmer, Dan Williams (Charlie Davies, 75), Elliot Scotcher.