Barry Town United comfortably defeated Aberyswyth Town in the start of Phase Two, but what were the key aspects we can take from this encounter?
This was just what the doctor ordered for Gavin Chesterfield, especially given that they had lost three on the bounce prior to the phase two campaign starting.
Check out all the key components learned from today’s clash below.
Jonathan Hood scores on debut, but there is more to come…
He has so much potential, and he has shown it in the past. Following his deadline day move from Port Talbot Town, this was as close to a ‘perfect’ debut as you get.
He flourished in the first-half, wonderfully sweeping home a sweetly struck shot into the bottom right-hand corner, and despite being less of a threat in the second-half, this was, nevertheless, an excellent performance from Hood and there will be more to come from him, make no mistake about that.
Mike Lewis is one of the best goalkeepers in this division…
Some of saves Lewis made in this game were nothing short of sensational – he was sublime throughout and was so unlucky to concede, in what has to be said, was a lovely strike from Declan Walker.
After the game, Chesterfield alluded to the fact of how he “breeds” confidence into the Barry back-line and he will be a key asset if Barry are to continue to climb the table.
Declan Walker’s determination merits his award…
A stunning strike, but it was nothing more than a consolation goal. The full-back was the best player for the visitors by some distance, and after threatening all game, his goal merited his pure perseverance and determination throughout.
Walker will now hope to continue his good form and the rest of the team raise to his level, because if they can, they will win a lot more games.
(Featured image: Rhys Skinner)