Griffiths fires Steelmen to first victory
PORT Talbot Town claimed their first league win of the new season as they swept aside previously unbeaten Aberystwyth Town.
Rhys Griffiths rattled the Seasiders' defence after coming on as a first-half substitute, poaching his first goals since returning to the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League.
After being forced to wait to hand debuts to new arrivals Adie Harris and Sam O'Sullivan, director of football Scott Young was finally able to name his two deadline day signings in his side, as Port Talbot turned in their most convincing display of the season.
Aberystwyth set out their stall early on, looking to build on an encouraging start which saw them take seven points from their opening three games.
After a quiet start, the game was turned on its head following the arrival of Griffiths, as an ankle injury forced Martin Rose off.
Griffiths put Port Talbot ahead, pouncing on a loose ball following David Brooks's driven corner.
A fine start to the second half saw Griffiths quickly put Aberystwyth to the sword.
Brooks's delivery from corners once again proved problematic to the Aber defence as Griffiths leapt to reach the ball with a powerful header.
Brooks menaced down the left and Ashley Evans went close has he rifled over from the edge of the area.
Aberystwyth were left frustrated in their attempts to gain a foothold in the game and went closest when Chris Venables headed against the Port Talbot crossbar.
Port Talbot made the points safe when Daniel Sheehan, who had earlier threatened with an ambitious long-range lob, this time saw an equally cheeky effort catch out the Seasiders.
His right-footed cross veered into the open net with an air of good fortune, though the margin of Port Talbot's win was anything but lucky on a fine afternoon for Young's men.