Five things learned as Prestatyn Town are relegated to Cymru Alliance and Jordan Cotterill shines in 2-0 win for Barry Town United
Barry Town United kept up their European dream and relegated Prestatyn Town at Jenner Park, but what were the key things learned?
Goals from Jordan Cotterill and Drew Fahiya proved decisive as the Seasiders suffered relegation to the Cymru Alliance after just one season back in the JD Welsh Premier League.
What were the five key elements learnt, then? Find out below…
Jordan Cotterill is a different class!
There aren’t many better technicians or playmakers in this league. Jordan Cotterill was the star of the show today, and he should have scored more than just the one goal.
He was sublime throughout and he took his goal with elegance, sliding it home with style as it flew in with ferocious speed off the inside of the post to put Barry in control. He is some talent.
Barry continues astonishing 100% record in Phase Two!
Keep dreaming Barry fans. A European place could be on the cards come the end of the season. This was the Linnets sixth win on the spin and they never looked in doubt of losing this one once they took the lead.
With Kayne McLaggon also to come back through injury, who’s to say they can’t go the whole of Phase Two unbeaten. They have all the momentum, and they travel to Prestatyn next weekend, and with the Seasiders now not playing for anything, Gavin Chesterfield’s side could well make it seven wins on the spin.
This could have featured on the AJ undercard!
11 yellow cards, six for Barry and five for Prestatyn. There were tackles flying in everyone and at one stage, there was a huge frenzy which ensued – that’s not forgetting there was also two red cards. One for Prestatyn Town’s James Stead and one for Barry’s Luke Cooper, which on first thoughts, looked harsh.
It wasn’t nice to see, but with the big fight on in the evening, it was ironic that is was such a sourly contested affair at Jenner Park.
Defence could be key for Linnets securing a playoff spot
Three clean sheets on the spin for Chesterfield’s men. They will face more stern tests than today’s of course, but they’re going to take some breaking down.
They’re no doubt a team with a tremendous amount of character and that will put them in good stead between now and the end of the season. Today, even when having Luke Cooper sent off, they dug in and showed their defensive resoluteness, and they will need to continue in that vain if they’re to secure a European playoff spot.
(Featured image: Rhys Skinner)