City open pre-season with 5 - 1 win at Taff's Well

Last updated : 10 July 2019 By Michael Morris

Two new signings were involved as an U23 squad won comfortably at Taffs Well.

Taffs Well 1 - 5 Cardiff City

For the third year ion a row a Cardiff City XI started pre-season against Taff's Well. The benefit game raised money for local charity Ty Hafan.

Two new signings, Joe Day and Curtis Nelson started the game while the first team squad mingled with fans around Rhiw’r Ddar.

Day and Nelson both played for the first hour for a City side which took the lead on sixteen minutes with a Jacob Evans penalty after James Waite had been fouled and then added a second within a few minutes from Laurence Wooton.


Within three minutes however, the home team had a goal back from Richard French and it stayed at 2-1 until a half time break which saw City make a raft of substitutions. One of the replacements, Dan Griffiths, nodded in a third midway through the second period and, within three minutes, Ntazana Mayembe had raced clear to score a fourth. It was Mayembe again who then took the eye in the last minute as he went on a run which ended with him laying a goal for Connor Davies on a plate to finish off the scoring.

City starting line up: Day, Pryce, Bagan, Bolger, Brown (c), Nelson, Wootton, Evans, Moore, Waite, Williams.