A DRAMATIC late header from Bala Town’s Nathan Peate gave his side all three points in their game with Penybont on Saturday (May 8).
It had looked as if the game would finish 0-0 but Peate had other ideas and his header gave Bala the win to put them on to 60 points for the season.
Bala made six changes to the side from their loss in mid-week, as Raul Correia, Nathan Peate, Liam Davies, Steven Leslie, Shaun Kelly and Danny Gosset all came into the starting eleven.
Both sides were playing well in the early stages. Bala’s Andrew Burns sent an inviting cross into the box but Will Evans couldn’t get a touch on it to send it goalwards.
At the other end Nathan Wood did well for the Bont down the wing before passing to Clutton but his shot was deflected wide.
Wood then had another chance for the Bont but his shot was saved by Bala keeper Alex Ramsay.
On 27 minutes, the ball sat up nicely for Steven Leslie and he sent a fierce volley towards goal but Bont keeper Ashley Morris made a fantastic flying save to tip the ball over.
Ashley Evans, inspired by Leslie, then sent a swerving shot towards goal which Ramsay did well to keep out.
The whistle went with the sides still locked at 0-0 and it was still all to play for in the second half.
The second half began with both sides battling to find the first goal but play was disrupted on several occasions due to injury scares.
With an hour gone the Bont had an excellent chance to take the lead but Sean Smith made an excellent block to deny Clutton’s chance.
Wood had another chance for the visitors but he dragged his shot wide.
Andrew Burns then sent a cross into the box for the hosts but Chris Venables’ header went just wide.
Five minutes of stoppage time were added and in the second of those, Bala won a corner. It was sent into the box and Nathan Peate rose highest to head the ball home.
There was little time for the Bont to respond and Bala were able to see the game out and seal the win.
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