Date: Sun 04 Nov 2018

Touray winner fires Barry into second

Dragons level on points with Nomads after beating Llandudno

Barry Town United 2-1 Llandudno
Goals: Kayne McLaggon 34', Momodou Touray 55'; Mike Pearson 19'

Momodou Touray hit another game winning goal for Barry Town United as they moved into second, and level on points with leaders Connah's Quay, with a 2-1 victory at home to Llandudno.

The forward struck ten minutes into the second half, capping off an incident packed restart to the game which had seen a Jon Hood volley disallowed for offside, and a red card for Llandudno's Mike Pearson, the centre-back picking up his second yellow for a foul on the edge of his box.

That moment changed the game, as the home side took control of the midfield and started to boss things.The game had started differently though, with the visitors having the better of the opening twenty minutes.

John Owen had hit the post after being played through by Danny Hughes, the Barry back line slow to react. The move led to a free kick, and Toby Jones delivered a great ball straight onto the head of Pearson who gave Mike Lewis no chance.

George Harry then fashioned another half chance, firing wide, as the visitors pressed quickly to try and get a second.

Barry responded, with Robbie Patten and Chris Hugh central to their attacking movements. Patten had two chances on the half hour, first firing over from the edge of the box, then heading just over from a corner. Hugh then linked up with Troy Greening, creating space to flash a dangerous cross over the six yard box.

A similar cross led to the equaliser, as McLaggon was fouled trying to control Hugh's delivery. The striker stepped up and sent Pearson the wrong way.

McLaggon was involved in the offside goal to start the second half, the assistant deeming him to be interfering with play as Hood sent his volley in from the edge of the box.

Pearson's red card followed minutes later, as the home fans called for another spot kick believing the foul to be inside the box. They didn't get that, but the sending off forced Iwan Williams into a change, and the newly formed back line was still trying to find shape when Patten threaded a pass through to Touray, who controlled deftly beflre slotting home past Pearson.

The visitors looked to respond, Harry trying to make something happen as he danced into the Barry box, but could only fire over. Touray then almost added a third, curling just over from Hood's lay off. That was after Hood had combined with Hugh to play the left back in, only for the shot to go straight at Pearson.

The visitors had spells of pressure during the remainder of the game, but struggled to find the killer ball or work Lewis much, and the result was that Barry move up into second, while Llandudno stay second bottom.

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