Barry Town United mark their return in Welsh Cup

Images courtesy of Barry Town.
Images courtesy of Barry Town.

Semi-finalists last year, a Welsh Cup first round qualifier against Treforest of the South Wales Amateur League gave Barry Town United a stark reminder of their demoted status within Welsh football. Though back playing competitive football at Jenner Park is a priceless alternative to the bleak future which the club faced just weeks ago.

And the Dragons did indeed savour every moment as they swept aside Treforest, storming to an 8-0 victory.

Jordon Cotterill put Barry ahead early on to settle any nerves and Michael Hartley quickly followed up, to starve off any threat of Treforest spoiling the party, with a delightful chip.

T.G Nagi – scorer in last year’s Welsh Cup semi-final defeat to Prestatyn – notched a third by half-time before adding two more, with a spot-kick completing his hat-trick.BarryTreforest3

Troy Greening and Jordan Cotterill put Barry well and truly out of sight, making it 7-0.

16-year-old substitute Bradley O’Laughlin crashed an effort against the crossbar within minutes of making his debut before eventually sealing a one-sided encounter, with Barry’s eighth of the afternoon.BarryTreforest5

The second qualifying round draw is made today, with the following Welsh League Division Two clubs entering the competition – Ammanford, Britton Ferry Llansawel, Caerau, Caerleon, Caldicot Town, Croesyceiliog, Dinas Powys, Garden Village, Newport YMCA, Penrhiwceiber Rangers AFC.

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