Taffs Well cruised to a 3rd win in 3 when they hosted Aberbargoed Buds in the Welsh Youth Division on Monday. Despite a heavy victory and an extended lead at the top, a hatrick from Keiron Proctor was the main headline of the match.
Before the match began Aberbargoed were unbeaten but also without a win so far in the season. Meanwhile, Taffs Well had emerged as early favourites to win the title having scored 10 goals in two games against tough opposition.
If there was ever any doubt that Jordan Carey was one of the best in the league to begin with, the Taffs Wells number 10 has gotten rid of it with a brace against Bridgend Street and a third goal in three to open the scoring in this one. The strike from the home side’s star was a brilliant one on the 14th minute. A decent run on the right wing matched with a good ball to the edge of the box was met by the right foot of Carey who rocketed the ball past the helpless keeper.
The Buds tried to get control of the game but could not win the midfield battle. Soon after the first, Keiron Proctor tapped in the second for the Wellmen youngsters. Just two minutes separated the first two goals.
The game was all but over in the 25th minute as one of the Taffs Well wingers burst down the right wing and very cleverly added a 3rd. The keeper came to him as he entered the box and he could have squared it. But instead, with pure audacity, he nut-megged the out of positioned man between the sticks with a lovely ball shimmy. He then had the simple task of slotting the ball into an open net which he did so with composure.
What could the visitors do? They barely had a sniff of an opportunity before the half time whistle blew. There was simply no way back because Taffs Well had dominated the game.
Early on in the second half Proctor got his second and a fourth for his side. A free kick on the left for Taffs was touched to Proctor who hit it first time. Arguably, the keeper could have done better as he made clear contact with the shot. Nevertheless he could only parry the ball into his net.
To top off another rampant victory in the division, the league leaders got a late fifth. Keiron Proctor completed his hatrick with a spot kick. Quick feet in the area and a clumsy foul lead to the number 11’s opportunity to take home the match ball from the spot. And of course he finished it off, placing the ball in the bottom right and sending the keeper the wrong way.
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