Blast from the past: Port Talbot 6-1 Connah’s Quay 2012/2013

Port Talbot Town 6-1 Connah’s Quay – Genquip Stadium

Kick off: 2.30pm – Date: Saturday, November 3 2012 – Attendance: 144

Port Talbot Town welcome GAP Connah’s Quay to the Genquip Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and looking through the history books – this fixture took a very unexpected turn almost three years ago with the Blues adding a whopping six goals past their visitors.

Taking place on a breezy November afternoon, Connah’s Quay made the trip down south to the Genquip Stadium in search for three points to give their season a much needed boost.

The affair started in quiet an even fashion, with both sides enjoying equal shares of possession – with the strong wind getting the better of a number of chances for both units.

Port Talbot took the lead on 27 minutes when a pass into the area from James Bloom fed the run of Jeff White, who slotted a cool low ball into the net from an awkward angle.

White doubled his lead just minutes later after latching onto a pass from the Blues midfield before turning quickly just outside the box and firing an effort on-target for a second of the afternoon.

Connah’s Quay snatched one back just before the break when a Rhys Healey run saw him cut in past the Blues defence before slotting one past David Burnett in the Port Talbot goal.

A Cortez Belle effort after the half-time break regained the home side’s lead with a penalty kick following a handball in the visiting penalty area.

Not long following the Blues’ third, a David Blain header from close range made it 4-1 just before the hour mark.

Substitute Adam Wright secured the win for the Blues on 83 minutes when a Connah’s Quay attack was halted by the Blues defence before dispatching to Daniel Thomas on the counterattack, the midfielder took a gallop up the wing before cutting into the visitor’s penalty area and passing to Wright to slotted home.

Wright sealed himself a second in the dying embers of the clash when a horrendous header from visting defender Craig Jones saw his effort hit the post of his own goal, with Wright tucking in a tap-in on the rebound.

Original Match Report – You can read the original match report from the Blues’ impressive 6-1 win over Connah’s Quay right here.

Match HighlightsMatch highlights of the fixture can be viewed here courtesy of S4C.

Can the Blues pull of a repeat of their 6-1 rampage over Connah’s Quay on Sunday? The match kicks of at 2.30pm at the Genquip Stadium. For details on admission prices, parking and how to get to the ground – have a read of this.

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