Port Talbot Town’s grip on the higher echelons of the Division One table slipped on Saturday afternoon, with a 2-0 defeat at home to Penybont seeing them finish the weekend sitting 8th in the league.
The visitors took the lead just 8 minutes into the clash, with an Adam Carpenter strike evading Rory McCreesh in the Port Talbot goalmouth.
Penybont doubled their lead just before the break with a Billy Borge strike from outside the area hitting the back of the net.
A foul in the away penalty box after the half-time break saw the referee point to the penalty spot. Jonathan Hood took the kick, with his effort being saved by Penybont keeper Rhys Wilson.
The biggest change of the match for the Blues came from Hood just minutes after his penalty kick, with a powerful shot hitting the woodwork before going out of play.
Port Talbot looked likely to pull one back in the later parts of the game, but strong defending from Rhys Griffiths’ Penybont side saw them nab all three points come full-time.
Port Talbot XI: Rory McCreesh; Craig Jones, Kieran Miller, Lewis Holmes, Rhys Owen; Owen Williams, Jonathan Hood, Jack Hurley, Antony Rawlings; Luke Bowen (c), Morgan Thomas.
Penybont XI: Rhys Wilson (c); Ioan Emanuel, Kane Owen, David Allen, James Parry; Rhys Griffiths, Billy Borge, Kieran Howard. Joe Hopkins; Marcus Griffiths, Adam Carpenter.
Paul Evans’ Blues are back in action on Saturday, December 2nd when they visit struggling Ton Pentre, who sit 15th in the table. Kick off for that one is 2pm.