May 19, 2013 Leave a comment
A late goal from Bala’s John Irving saw Port Talbot Town’s European aspirations put on hold for another year following an afternoon high in tension and drama at the GenQuip stadium.
The Bala Town full-back made the breakthrough just two-minutes before the end of normal time, clinically driving the ball across the crowded goalmouth low into the bottom corner.
In a game which saw both sides have strong appeals for penalties waved away by the referee Mark Petch and a fine display of goalkeeping by Port Talbot’ s Steven Hall, it was Bala who shaded a narrow victory to win the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League play-off final.
And although the result leaves Port Talbot empty-handed, chairman Andrew Edwards was upbeat about the progression made this season.
“We have a very good manager in charge in Scott Young and a very good group of players at the club which is very encouraging for the future,” he said during the club’s end of season presentation.
16-goal David Brooks took both the club’s Top-Scorer and Player of the Year awards, whilst David Burnett was named Clubman of the Year.
Brooks also went on to receive the Supporter’s Player of the Year award.
For the Under-19’s Jordan Edwards received the Top-Scorer award, Ryan Morgan collected Players’ Player of the Year and Evan Corocan was handed Clubman of the Year.
Plans for the next season are already underway and we will be making announcements on the first of our pre-season fixtures and season tickets very shortly.
We would also like to express our gratitude to our loyal supporters for their incredible support, once again, over the course of the season.