Snaith's Header Haunts The Lakesiders
Sam Snaith's first half header haunts the Lakesiders, as we fall to a 1-0 defeat at the SDM Glass Stadium.
The Bont Get Going Early On
The hosts started the game really well, putting us under pressure right from the off as Sam Snaith almost put his side in the lead, as he saw his effort on goal go just over the bar.
Despite arriving to a sunny SDM Glass Stadium, the Welsh weather did not disappoint as it started to pour with rain with a dash of hailstones! But on the pitch, we thought we took the lead...Sean Smith took a shot on goal from the left hand side, which looked to be going out for a goal kick, but Chris Sang got onto the ball and slid the ball into the net only to find the linesman flag up for offside!
The Hosts Push For A Goal
As the rain continued to pour down, the hosts continued to put the pressure on our back-line, and after coming close to taking the lead with an in-swinging free kick to the back post, they eventually broke the deadlock. Sam Snaith climbed highest inside the box to meet a cross from the left hand side, and all he had to do was power it into the net from a few yards out, as he put his side ahead and deservedly so.
The Bont pressure didn't stop there! Minutes later, Sean Smith denied the hosts a definite goal with a goal-line clearance as Sam Snaith is there again with a header, but thankfully Sean was able to head off the line.
Then minutes later, Snaith must of still be angry with Sean after denying him his brace, as he was booked by the referee for squaring up to Sean.
Much Improved Start To The Second Half
With a lot of improvements to be made for the second half, the Lakesiders did just that! Chris Sang was involved in a few chances which could of seen us draw level, but his best chance came from close range as he tried to nod the ball home, but the ball ended up going off his shoulder and over the bar.
Kieran Smith then came close half-way through the second half, as he tried to poke the ball home from inside the box, but his effort trickled into the hands of Ashley Morris in goal.
Bont Hang On To Their Lead Despite Controversy
As we entered the final 10 minutes, both sides looked like grabbing a goal despite the home side being a goal up. Paul Rutherford saw a shot from the left hand side of the box blocked by a Penybont defender as it was heading goal-bound, but the moment of controversy came on 90 minutes...Chris Venables got on the end of a punt up the field, and was goal-side of his defender, when he was pushed to the floor with just the goalkeeper to beat, only for the referee to card Venables for an alleged dive when it was clear he was pushed to the ground from the last defender. Nevertheless, the home side held on for the three points after a poor first half by the Lakesiders, and despite an improved second half, we couldn't claw the game back.
Next up for the Lakesiders is a big one at Maes Tegid, as we welcome Connah's Quay Nomads on Friday 5th of November with kick-off at 7:45pm in the Cymru Premier. We can almost guarantee you'll see fireworks...
Penybont - Ashley Morris, Kane Owen, Ashley Evans, Dan Jefferies, Mael Davies, Lewis Harling, Nathan Wood, James Waite, Sam Snaith, Billy Borge, Lewis Clutton
Bala Town - Alex Ramsay, Calum Woods, Sean Smith, Nathan Peate, Ollie Shannon, Kieran Smith, Steven Leslie, Chris Sang, Dave Edwards, Chris Venables, Paul Rutherford
Goals: Sam Snaith (23)
Penybont - Keane Watts > Lewis Harling (62), Jack Evans > James Waite (78)
Bala Town - Anthony Stephens > Calum Woods (74), Brad Bauress > Chris Sang (83)