The main talking points as Luke Cooper the hero in South Wales derby

Luke Cooper scored the only goal of the game in the South Wales derby as Gavin Chesterfield made it three wins out of four, but what were the main talking points?

Met missing key players who can make a difference

It was clear from the offset that the pace of Kayne McLaggon would cause the Met backline all kinds of problems, and the students missed the absence of Emlyn Lewis.

Met looked frail at the back throughout the game and Barry’s route one football at times caused them all kinds of issues at the back – the students also clearly missed the influence of striker Adam Roscrow, who missed the game at Jenner Park and he is a player who could have made a difference, having already netted nine goals in the JD Welsh Premier League this season already.

Barry fan favourite Luke Cooper the hero at Jenner Park

Luke Cooper has had a brilliant season at Barry Town United, and has gone from strength to strength this season. He loves the club with all his heart, you can see that through his pure drive and passion.

His goal mid-way through the first-half was the difference between the two sides as he prodded home Chris Hugh’s wonderfully floated in ball. Defensively he was assured, and won the battle against Chris Baker.

Barry move into sixth place following win

Barry Town United fans would have been dreaming of a top six finish before the season started, but after 10 points from a possible 12, it could well become a realistic target.

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Chesterfield’s side have been revitalised in recent weeks, and they’re becoming more ruthless in-front of goal, which will be key if they have ambitions of fighting for a place amongst the European elite.

 

(Featured image: Rhys Skinner)

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