With five games left to spare in the Welsh League Division One and Barry Town United top of the league by five points, local boy Drew Fahiya has found the perfect time to hit form.
The wide man has netted two in two for the leaders, and also come up with an assist in Barry’s last outing, during a 3-1 away victory over Ton Pentre.
He was left on the bench for the game against Caerau Ely, but with Barry 2-1 down, and starring defeat in the eyes, manager Gavin Chesterfield opted to bring on Fahiya, and it proved to be the difference, as Fahiya netted Barry’s equaliser in the dying seconds of the game.
He carried on where he left off in Barry’s previous game at Ton Pentre – coming up with a goal and an assist, helping Barry to gain another precious three points as they edge closer to the Welsh Premier League.
Fahiya’s upturn in form has been crucial for Barry, and the local boy is clearly enjoying his football at the moment. His goal between now and the end of the season will be to help Barry obtain promotion to the Welsh Premier League, and with more stellar performances like the one he produced away at Ton Pentre, and Barry currently five points clear at the top of the Welsh League Division One table it’s looking more and more likely that Barry Town United will be playing Welsh Premier League football next season – after more than 10 years out of the big time.