Port Talbot 1-1 Cwmbran Celtic: Blues go five games unbeaten with home draw

Under the temporary management of Morrys Scott and Cortez Belle, the Blues secured their fourth consecutive league draw on Saturday afternoon to continue the unbeaten run that’s seen them go without a defeat since their loss to Penybont in November.

17-year-old midfielder Tom Savigar made his Port Talbot Town debut after joining the club on loan from Newport County.

Port Talbot took an early lead when a foul on Jonathan Hood in the Cwmbran Celtic penalty area saw the referee point to the spot. Craig Jones stepped up to take the resulting penalty, putting it away with ease.

Jones almost grabbed his second of the game minutes later with his effort from distance testing the away goalkeeper.

Cwmbran equalised after 25 minutes when a ball to Josh Bull in the Port Talbot area saw him tap home from close range.

Port Talbot responded well with a ball from Luke Bowen finding the run of Hood, who’s strike was saved by Lewis Watkins in the Cwmbran goalmouth.

Callum Wakeham almost sealed the visitors a second goal on 35 minutes when his shot from 10 yards out narrowly missed the target.

Hood almost made it 2-1 for the Blues after the half-time break, with his strike flying just over the bar.

The Blues were unlucky not to be in front in the final minutes of the game when a Luke Bowen header saw Watkins save it on the line.

He came close again seconds later with a ball from Hood just missing his run into the Cwmbran area.

NEXT UP! The Blues are scheduled to be back in action next Saturday with an away visit to Monmouth Town. The hosts have requested the game is postponed due to a large sporting event in the area taking place at the same time, keep an eye on the Port Talbot Town Twitter page for news on whether it is definitely postponed.

Attendance: 64

Port Talbot XI: Rory McCreesh; Craig Jones, Kieran Miller, Ryan Morgan, Rhys Owen; Neil Thomas, Jonathan Hood, Tom Savigar; Anthony Rawlings, Luke Bowen (c), Jack Hurley.

Cwmbran Celtic XI: Lewis Watkins; Rakesh Patel, Richard Crees, Rhys Williams (c), Luke Jones; Simon Prangley, Lloyd Kinsella, Callum Wakeham; Josh Bull, James Young, Chris Ham.

Images courtesy of Lewis Mitchell.

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