Barry Town United 6-0 Ton Pentre: Champions Barry finish season in style
Champions Barry Town United finished their season in style as they thrashed Ton Pentre 6-0 at Jenner Park.
A hat-trick from Drew Fahiya, a goal from TJ Nagi, an own goal and a Jordan Cotterill goal helped Barry to a comfortable win over Ton Pentre.
It means Barry Town United finish the season as champions and will be playing Welsh Premier League football with the likes of The New Saints next season.
Ton Pentre on the other hand are 12th with one game remaining – they finish at home against Port Talbot Town next weekend.
After winning the Welsh league division one last weekend, Barry started in blistering pace and took the lead through a deflected shot from James Saddler.
Barry were clearly in full party mode and extended their lead under the half hour mark, after excellent work from Drew Fahiya.
He received the ball, superbly turned inside and unleashed an unstoppable drive which nestled into the bottom left-hand corner to delight the Barry faithful.
And it was soon 3-0, after good work from Tyrell Webbe, who squared it to Drew Fahiya, who kept his cool to slot the ball under the Ton Pentre goalkeeper to double his tally for the day.
Ton Pentre were restricted to long range shots and offered little attacking threat in a half Barry dominated from the start.
Just as the half was coming to a close, though, Ton Pentre put a dangerous looking ball into the Barry box but credit to the Barry defence, they dealt with it really well and it allowed Chris Hugh to clear his lines.
Gavin Chesterfield would have been absolutely delighted with how professional Barry’s performance was in the first-half – despite already winning the league, there were little nerves shown as Barry cruised into a 3-0 half-time lead.
In a quieter start to the second-half, Jordan Cotterill was the first to get a real chance on goal, but his effort rose just over the bar.
Drew Fahiya was looking for a hat-trick, and his mazy run almost lead to another chance but his shot was blocked by a Ton Pentre body.
A dangerous ball into the box from Ton Pentre almost led to a consolation to the visitors, after Curtis Watkins almost diverted the ball into his own net, but luckily for him and Barry it went just past the post to preserve Mike Lewis’ clean sheet.
Barry should have been even further in front, but the crossbar came to Ton Pentre’s rescue after Jordan Cotterill’s delicate cross found Fahiya, but his he was denied his hat-trick after the ball agonisingly hit the crossbar.
Barry were soon four up, though, as the impressive Cotterill made it 4-0 to the Champions after Fahiya turned provider.
Saddler then played an exquisite ball into Cotterill’s path, but his attempted lob was slightly too high and he was denied his second goal just moments after he grabbed his first.
Fahiya would finally get his hat-trick, as a spillage from the Ton Pentre goalkeeper allowed him to pounce and it would soon be six, as TJ Nagi also fired home, into an open goal.
Substitute Michael Hartley could have added a seventh goal, but his shot was excellently put behind for a corner.
Fahiya was on fire and tried his luck with a lob, but his effort was comfortably saved by the Ton Pentre goalkeeper to deny him his fourth of the afternoon.
On this performance and the way Barry performed throughout the season, Barry shouldn’t fear anybody in the Welsh Premier League and as the final whistle was blown by the referee it sparked wild celebrations, on and off the pitch.
Man Of The Match – (Drew Fahiya – Barry Town United)
Capped off his season in style – scored his second hat-trick of the season and might have had four, but was denied agonisingly by the crossbar.
Turned provider when slotting in Jordan Cotterill for Barry’s fourth and was a constant threat for the Ton Pentre backline.
What a way to finish the season for Barry Town United and the fans were given a treat at a packed Jenner Park, as Barry served up yet another excellent showing against Ton Pentre.
Despite winning the title last weekend, Barry were at the races right from kick-off and were ruthless in front of goal as they cruised to victory against Ton Pentre.
Ton Pentre were exposed throughout and there is no doubt they’ll be disappointed with the way they finished their season on the road.
This day was about Barry, though, and they gave the fans a proper send off – they can now prepare for life in the Welsh Premier League, but first there is going to be one huge party – the fans inside Jenner Park have waited 13 years for this, after all.