Port Talbot 2-3 Undy Athletic: Visitors end the Blues’ unbeaten streak

The Blues’ hopes of extending their unbeaten run of games to seven were crushed on Saturday afternoon after a visiting Undy Athletic managed to leave Victoria Road with all three points.

Port Talbot started the affair strongly, enjoying the majority of possession in the opening 20 minutes or so.

Jonathan Hood came close to breaking the deadlock 7 minutes into the tie after he beat the Undy defence and hit a low shot into the visiting keeper’s hands.

A Tom Savigar cross a few minutes later looked promising, with his volley narrowly missing the run of Luke Bowen in the Undy penalty area.

Undy had their first chance on target on the 15 minute mark, with a strike from Dorian being tipped over the bar by Rory McCreesh in the Port Talbot goalmouth.

Rhys Owen was unlucky not to put the Blues in front after 42 minutes, with his header from close range provoking a good save off the line by Undy keeper James Smallcombe.

Undy hit the scoresheet a minute before the half-time whistle, after a free-kick for the visitors saw the ball land at the feet of Gareth Cullimore, who slotted home.

The Blues hit back a minute after the half-time restart, with Tom Savigar hitting the back of the Undy net to mark his first goal in a Port Talbot shirt since joining from Newport County on-loan.

The visitors responded by getting their second of the game after 55 minutes, with a Dan Jarman shot evading the reach of Rory McCreesh.

Cullimore got his second goal of the fixture 10 minutes later, with his header from within the area making it 3-1 in Undy’s favour.

The remaining 10 minutes of the fixture saw the Blues really pile on the pressure. It paid off on the 90 minute mark with Cortez Belle firing home from 6 yards, but by then the damage was done.

Cortez’ Blues are back in action next Saturday when they visit Carmerthenshire-based Cwmamman United, kick off 2pm.

Port Talbot XI: Rory McCreesh; Kieran Miller, Jordan Pike, Craig Jones, Rhys Owen; Lewis Holmes, Jonathan Hood, Tom Savigar, Cortez Belle; Luke Bowen (C), Owain Williams.

Undy Athletic XI: James Smallcombe; Alex Jarman, Cai Smith, Chris Parry (C), Giuseppe Alderon; Rhys Aherme, Ryan Dorrian, James Barnes; Evan Press; Gareth Cullimore, Dan Jarman.

Attendance: 110

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