Bluebirds' impressive winning streak comes to an end at league leaders Barry
Barry Town United celebrate scoring against Haverfordwest County at Jennar Park
Barry Town United 2 – Haverfordwest County 0
Barry Town United gained a crucial victory over Haverfordwest County to stretch their lead at the top of the table to four points on Tuesday night.
A goal in each half by Louis Gerrard and TJ Nagi earned the league leaders their 14th
victory of the campaign, and this result has put Gavin Chesterfield’s team in pole position for the title with eight games of the season left to play.
This was The Bluebirds first defeat from eight outings, despite playing well at Jennar Park 3G, the difference between the top teams in the division was Barry’s clinical finishing.
Gerrard solo effort
Rhys Dalling forced a decent save from Mike Lewis midway through the first period, but Barry took the lead two minutes before the break, when Gerrard waltzed through the visitors’ defence inside the box for a brilliant solo effort.
The home outfit doubled the lead in the second half when goal scorer Gerrard’s pinpoint cross in the box was met by a firm header by TJ Nagi.
The Bluebirds ploughed forward and they had Barry on the back foot but still they couldn’t get the breakthrough their good football deserved.
Lewis pulled off a cracking save to deny Nicky Palmer, and substitute Steffan Williams dragged a low shot inches wide of the target, but it wasn’t to be the visitors’ night.
This Saturday, Haverfordwest County will be looking to quickly bounce back to winning ways as they entertain bottom of the table Risca United at the Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium, kick off 2.30pm.
Barry Town United:
Mike Lewis; Paul Morgan; Chris Hugh; Luke Cooper; Curtis Watkins; James Saddler (Captain); Louis Gerrard; Troy Greening; TJ Nagi; Jordan Cotterill; Drew Fahiya. Substitutes: James Dixon; Tyrrell Webbe; Callum Sainty; Ryan Evans; Dan Bradley.
James Gwilt; Matthew Broome; Kristian Speake; Sean Pemberton (Captain); Jamie Evans; Nicky Palmer; Ricky Watts; Greg Walters; Ashley Bevan; Rhys Dalling; Lee Hudgell. Substitutes: Kieran O’Brien; Leon Luby; Steffan Williams; Steffan Davies; Chris O’Sullivan.
Garry Webber & Lewys Thomas.