Barry Town United forward and today’s scorer of the only goal of the game against Bangor City, Kayne McLaggon has put praise onto the defence today as they saw out victory over the North Wales side.
McLaggon now sits at the top of the Premier League goalscorers chart after netting four times in six appearances for Barry.
The Citizens were consigned to their first home defeat of the season after maintaining a 100% record before today’s fixture and it was the summer recruit who registered a shock away victory for Gavin Chesterfield’s men.
The win puts Barry in seventh position after seven fixtures which is respectable after winning promotion from the Welsh League last season.
Speaking to WPL.Cymru after the match, McLaggon put the plaudits onto his team mates rather than himself as he showed his appreciation to the five who quelled the attacking prowess of Bangor City.
“The boys are doing great. Obviously personally. On a personal note I’m managing to put the ball in the back of the net.
Today I personally wasn’t great to be honest but the boys dug in for me and got me that one chance and I’ve put it away so great three points. I think it’s gotta be a tough place to come this. Great to be the first team to beat Bangor in Bangor.”
The 27 year-old who joined his hometown club this summer following his departure from Southern Premier side Merthyr Town went on to say that Barry’s defence is up there as one of the best in division. Highlighting the fact that they are joint second in the defensive charts, after conceding just five goals in seven games.
“It’s huge for them, Mike at the back and the back four/five. Mike, Paul, Luke, Curtis and Chrissy they deserve all the plaudits today. Another clean sheet, the first clean sheet away at Bangor. I think we’ve got one of the best defensive records in the league.
I believe we’ve got one of the best if not the best defence in the league. We concede possession a lot more than the top teams but we’re conceding less. It’s a tough shift for them but they’re doing a great job for us and I have to applaud them.”
For Barry, their intentions now turn to Tuesday’s League Cup match at Jenner Park as they host a familiar face in Division One side Afan Lido as they look to go one further after last season’s remarkable cup run where they lost out to The New Saints in the final at Cyncoed Campus in Cardiff.
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