Afan Lido 3-3 Port Talbot: Lido come back from behind to secure derby day draw

The Steel Town derby ended in a 3-3 draw at Afan Lido’s Marston’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Under the temporary management of Morrys Scott, the Blues went into the half-time break with an impressive 3-0 lead. The Lido had different ideas come the second-half however, with an invigorated home side fighting back to seal a draw come the final whistle.

Port Talbot Town took the lead just 9 minutes into the clash, with a ball into the Lido box allowing for Owen Williams to fire a volley past Steve Cann in the home goal.

The visitors were 2-0 up on the half hour mark when a misplaced pass to Lido keeper Cann saw Jonathan Hood snatch possession from underneath him before dispatching to Luke Bowen, who fired home.

Great positioning from Bowen saw him pull off a cheeky tap-in from close range just before the half-time break, making it 3-0.

Lido went into the second-half with an added sense of urgency about them, and it showed in their increased share of possession. It all paid off on the hour mark, with the home attack catching McCreesh off guard to slot into the back of the net.

The Blues replied with two quick attacking movements that could have very well seen them increase their lead, with shots from Bowen and Hood coming close.

The 85th minute saw the Blues defence caught sleeping, with Lido hitting the net again to make it 3-2.

The Marston’s Stadium erupted in the 90th minute with a volley from a home forward evading the grasps of McCreesh in the Port Talbot goal.

Images courtesy of Lewis Mitchell.

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