Match Review: Barry Town United 0-4 TNS
Scorers: Seargeant (78′,83′,89′), Cieselwicz (79′)
It was Barry who started the brighter of the two teams in a bitterly cold night at Cardiff metropolitan’s Cyncoed Campus. In the first two minutes TJ Naji found himself in acres of space only for his shot to be blocked. Despite this, TNS did have the better of the first half proceedings and forced three excellent saves out of Barry goalkeeper Mike Lewis, who was stern throughout.
Barry were resolute and were ganging up on the likes of Greg draper and Alex Darlington to prevent them from producing openings, Barry themselves looked dangerous on the counter-attack with the likes of Jordan Cotterill pulling the strings. However TJ Nagi was struggling to get himself in game, and was reduced to a lack of opportunities up front.
Going in at half-time it was Barry who would have gone in the happier, having been dominated for the majority of the first-half proceedings.
TNS needed something special, and brought on chris Seargeant to try to change the complexion of the game and he did exactly that. His first goal went in on the 78th minute. From that point on the floodgates opened, and former Wrexham man Adrian Cieselwicz doubled TNS’ lead just a minute later after more good work from Chris Seargeant.
Seargeant then went onto score two more to complete what was a fantastic individual performance. On the whole, though, Barry can count themselves unlucky having battled hard for the full ninety minutes and they even created some good opportunities of their own.
They can take heart from the performance, and push on in the league where they will expect to gain promotion to the Welsh Premier League.
On the other hand, TNS were ruthless in the second-half and punished Barry with four goals in just 11 second-half minutes.
Man of the match: Chris Seargeant
Three goals and one assist capped off what was a fantastic individual performance for the 25 year-old. He drove TNS forward throughout the second-half when coming on, and was the difference maker in what was a tight Cup affair prior to his introduction.