Taffs Well 0-3 Cwmbran Celtic: Celtic end Rhiw’r Ddar as they pile the misery on Wellmen
Cwmbran Celtic ended a run of six straight defeats at Rhiw’r Ddar as they ran out comfortable winners against Taffs Well.
Celtic had conceded thirteen goals, scoring just the once in their last six visits, but yesterday afternoon marked the first win for Lee Challenger’s side, at the seventh time of asking.
It continues the Wellmen’s winless start to the season, with Taffs Well still searching for their first victory of the season, under manager Adrian Needs.
Former Taffs Well manager Nana Baah was in the away dugout, returning to Taffs Well, after his summer departure from the club.
Cwmbran Celtic’s goals all came in the second half, with striker Josh Bull involved in all three of the goals.
It was a fast-paced start from the away side, as Chris Ham had an early chance, forcing Garner into a save after a throw-in to the box from Prangley.
Christian Davies had a shot from outside the box for the home side, but Watkins made a comfortable save.
Taffs Well had a good opportunity on the half-hour mark, with O’Sullivan playing in Bertorelli, but he sliced his effort.
Celtic had a good chance through Josh Bull after Rhys Williams found him with a searching ball. Bull forced Garner into a save from a tight angle.
That was the last real action of the half, with the score goalless.
Celtic started the second half in quick fashion. Iolo Jones found Feeley and his dinked effort went just wide.
The away side did have the lead though moments later. Josh Bull laid the ball off to Chris Ham who scored with a tidy finish into the corner of the goal.
Bertorelli almost equalised for Taffs Well, but the Celtic keeper blocked with his body.
It was two just over the hour mark. Owen Cook played a quality ball through to Bull and he sent Garner the wrong way, to give them breathing space.
As Cwmbran Celtic enjoyed a foothold in the game, the Wellmen almost pulled one back. Hajgato’s ball to Amin, allowed the winger to hit a shot into the side netting.
That showed the home sides desire to get back into the game. Bertorelli’s deflected shot forced Watkins to make a save, after competing with Iolo Jones.
Jones blocked a good chance for Taffs Well after Thomas crossed into Bertorelli, but the Celtic defender made a telling block.
As Callum Wakeham replaced Louis Feeley, the substitute was on the scoresheet. Josh Bull teed up Wakeham who saw his shot superbly saved initially, but Bull retrieved the ball on the rebound and squared it to Wakeham who slid the ball in.
That proved to be the last action of the game, with Cwmbran running out deserved winners.
Garner, Thomas, O’Sullivan, Barnett, Newall, Martin, Davies, Jones, Bertorelli, Amin, Hajgato
Watkins, Jones, McDowell, Williams (C), L.Jones, Ellis, Feeley, Cook, Bull, Prangley, Ham.
Conor, Wakeham, Haggett, Kareem, Picton
(Featured Image: Steve Roberts)