AFC Porth showed that despite being adrift at the bottom of the table they have not given up on this season by producing a determined hard working performance at Grenig Park to go away with a 2-0 win. This result now puts Cwm in a precarious position just above the bottom three with five games left.
It all started so well for Cwm with the Blues dominating play and creating several chances but Andrew Hargreaves in goal for Porth had one of those games where nothing was going to get past him.
Ryan Hurlow found himself alone in the box following a missed clearance but a high but well struck shot was brilliantly pushed round the post by Hargreaves.
Calem Rees saw a shot saved while Cwm agonisingly watched a corner bobble along the line with players unable to get that crucial touch. A low clearance was then fired straight and hard back by Scott Jewell to see the keeper once again up to the mark.
Disaster then struck in the 41st minute when a Porth breakaway saw a fairly harmless low cross bobble up off a Cwm defender and hit his hand. A penalty was awarded and Corey Mckeary slotted it past cwm keeper Kai Rees.
A shocked Cwm started the second half once again on the attack but in the 49th minute a ball over the top found Mckeary who brilliantly lobbed the advancing Rees.
Cwm mounted attack after attack but they could not find as much space in the final third as they wanted as Porth defended for their lives. A Jewell header hit the bar and Hargreaves as well as playing an invaluable sweeper role produced two more point blank saves.
Apart from the goals Rees was not forced to make a save all match but despite that it was a well deserved win for Porth for their courage and determination while Cwm will be hoping that their goal drought will end very quickly and they can start converting these critical chances.
On Tuesday evening, April 5, Cwm host near neighbours Ynysygerwn at Grenig Park in a critical match for the Blues.