Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare slumped to  yet  another defeat, with the glimmer of light showing through in recent performances, fading yet again. Saying   that,   manager   Simon   Jones   was   forced   into   several   changes   with   the   absence   of   first   team   regulars   Simon   Morgan   and   Levi   Jones   and   the   loss   of   striker   Cory Thomas   serving a three match ban. Added to the fact that it was the team’s second league match in two days probably didn’t help matters. However,   a   side   lacking   Welsh   League   pedigree   in   certain   positions   within   the   squad   continues   to   display   some   naivety   as   they   follow   a   steep   learning   curve   but   after   eleven   of   the thirty league matches now played, time is not greatly on their side as they strive to halt the slump and gain some confidence boosting successes. The   support   is   fully   there   as   reflected   by   yet   another   sizeable   and   boisterous   Friday   night   crowd   and   with   the   number   of   home   games   well   exceeding   away   days   for   the   remaining fixtures one hopes this will,  as experience grows , galvanize the squad. Without   question   there   is   no   other   team   in   the   division   with   the   facilities   and   support   to   match   those   at Aberaman   Park   and   this   could   have   a   bearing   especially   in   games   involving   the lower lights of the division. On   the   night,   the   visitors,   full   of   experienced   players   who   have   performed   at   the   top   levels   of   the   Welsh   pyramid   and   pardon   the   pun,   too   streetwise   for   the   callow   opposition,   after   a period of settling got to grips with matters as they eventually cruised to a comfortable win.  The first half saw Drew Langdon and Craig Williams produce some good moments with their movement and speed off the mark often unsettling the away defence. Street   keeper   Rhys   Jones   was   at   his   best   to   tip   away   a   Langdon   header   following   an   excellent   move   with   another   Langdon   effort   following   fine   work   by   the   ever   worthy,   Scott   Griffiths, being desperately cleared. An   incident   worthy   of   note   occurred   early   doors   when   a   two   footed   lunge   on   sponsors,   Pleasure   or   Pain   Productions,      man   of   the   match   Liam   Fawcett,   saw   the   perpetrator   escape with just strong strong words from referee Walters. Though   one   appreciates   some   give   and   take   from   officials   ,   decisions   like   this   leave   questions   hanging   in   the   air   as   to   what   then   does   warrant   even   a   yellow   card   and   further   can   work against itself, as players feel that on the night they have a licence to let us say, be a little more savoury in the tackling stakes.  The first half saw no goals with Aberdare’s off side trap again working well to frustrate their opponents. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-0 Bridgend Street The   exertions   of   two   games   in   two   days   and   its   effect   on   the   home   team   for   what   undoubtedly   would   be   a   bruising   second   period   was   the   topic   of   conversation   in   the   bar   at   half   time and the tone was set within minutes of the restart with Town keeper, Martin Phillips pulling off two noteworthy saves to deny the visitors. David   Brooks   missed   a   golden   opportunity   from      a   mere   three   yards   to   give   Street   the   lead   after   Phillips   produced      yet   another   fine   save   to   deny   Jeff   White.   But   it   was   eventually   to turn   out   to   be   the   latter   mentioned   player’s   night   with   a   second   half   hat   trick   beginning   with      a   free   kick   ,   which   video   evidence   shows   on   the   night   to   have   resulted   from   a   dive   outside the box rather than contact. As so often mentioned before, when down, luck or at least decisions rarely go your way. Once   the   floodgates   had   been   opened   coinciding   with   a   clear   fall   away   in   energy   levels   further   goals   seemed   inevitable   and   despite   some   wayward   finishing   by   the   visitors   ,   two   more arrived . The   first   of   these   was   courtesy   of   a   penalty   after   the   defence   opened   up   and Arron   Moreton      left   with   little   other   option   than   to   bring   down   an   attacker   as   he   set   the   trigger.   Just   prior   to this the excellent Dan Riddiford had set up Langdon whose effort was desperately cleared away. In   fact   after   Street’s   second   Town   forced   some   opportunities   with   Craig   Williams   going   close   and   then   minutes   later   slotting   home   from      a   goalkeeping   fumble   only   to   see   an   offside flag raised. This was as close as Town would come and after this momentary swing things rapidly subsided as White notched his hat trick and the game meandered to its close. Next up is an Saturday afternoon away trip to Caldicot Town with a 2.30 kick off but even this , the longest trek on the fixture calendar ,will not deter a good sprinkling of away support. Man of the Match: Liam Fawcett Team:    Martyn   Phillips,   Matthew   Owen   (Kieran   Bairstow),   Daniel   Riddiford,   David   Pinch, Aaron   Morten,   Scott   Griffiths,   Kieran   Davies   (Rhys   Thomas),   Liam   Fawcett, Andrew   Price, Craig Williams, Drew Langdon Sub not used:   Kevin Connelly, James Omofah-Parry Scorer:   n/a
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   slumped   to      yet      another   defeat,   with   the   glimmer   of   light showing through in recent performances, fading yet again. Saying   that,   manager   Simon   Jones   was   forced   into   several   changes   with   the absence   of   first   team   regulars   Simon   Morgan   and   Levi   Jones   and   the   loss   of striker   Cory   Thomas   serving   a   three   match   ban. Added   to   the   fact   that   it   was the team’s second league match in two days probably didn’t help matters. However,   a   side   lacking   Welsh   League   pedigree   in   certain   positions   within   the squad   continues   to   display   some   naivety   as   they   follow   a   steep   learning   curve but   after   eleven   of   the   thirty   league   matches   now   played,   time   is   not   greatly on   their   side   as   they   strive   to   halt   the   slump   and   gain   some   confidence boosting successes. The   support   is   fully   there   as   reflected   by   yet   another   sizeable   and   boisterous Friday   night   crowd   and   with   the   number   of   home   games   well   exceeding   away days   for   the   remaining   fixtures   one   hopes   this   will,      as   experience   grows   , galvanize the squad. Without   question   there   is   no   other   team   in   the   division   with   the   facilities   and support   to   match   those   at   Aberaman   Park   and   this   could   have   a   bearing especially in games involving the lower lights of the division. On   the   night,   the   visitors,   full   of   experienced   players   who   have   performed   at the   top   levels   of   the   Welsh   pyramid   and   pardon   the   pun,   too   streetwise   for   the callow   opposition,   after   a   period   of   settling   got   to   grips   with   matters   as   they eventually cruised to a comfortable win.  The   first   half   saw   Drew   Langdon   and   Craig   Williams   produce   some   good moments   with   their   movement   and   speed   off   the   mark   often   unsettling   the away defence. Street   keeper   Rhys   Jones   was   at   his   best   to   tip   away   a   Langdon   header following   an   excellent   move   with   another   Langdon   effort   following   fine   work by the ever worthy, Scott Griffiths, being desperately cleared. An   incident   worthy   of   note   occurred   early   doors   when   a   two   footed   lunge   on sponsors,   Pleasure   or   Pain   Productions,      man   of   the   match   Liam   Fawcett, saw    the    perpetrator    escape    with    just    strong    strong    words    from    referee Walters. Though   one   appreciates   some   give   and   take   from   officials   ,   decisions   like   this leave   questions   hanging   in   the   air   as   to   what   then   does   warrant   even   a   yellow card   and   further   can   work   against   itself,   as   players   feel   that   on   the   night   they have a licence to let us say, be a little more savoury in the tackling stakes.  The   first   half   saw   no   goals   with Aberdare’s   off   side   trap   again   working   well   to frustrate their opponents. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-0 Bridgend Street The   exertions   of   two   games   in   two   days   and   its   effect   on   the   home   team   for what    undoubtedly    would    be    a    bruising    second    period    was    the    topic    of conversation   in   the   bar   at   half   time   and   the   tone   was   set   within   minutes   of   the restart   with   Town   keeper,   Martin   Phillips   pulling   off   two   noteworthy   saves   to deny the visitors. David   Brooks   missed   a   golden   opportunity   from      a   mere   three   yards   to   give Street   the   lead   after   Phillips   produced      yet   another   fine   save   to   deny   Jeff White.   But   it   was   eventually   to   turn   out   to   be   the   latter   mentioned   player’s night   with   a   second   half   hat   trick   beginning   with      a   free   kick   ,   which   video evidence   shows   on   the   night   to   have   resulted   from   a   dive   outside   the   box rather than contact. As   so   often   mentioned   before,   when   down,   luck   or   at   least   decisions   rarely   go your way. Once   the   floodgates   had   been   opened   coinciding   with   a   clear   fall   away   in energy   levels   further   goals   seemed   inevitable   and   despite   some   wayward finishing by the visitors , two more arrived . The   first   of   these   was   courtesy   of   a   penalty   after   the   defence   opened   up   and Arron   Moreton      left   with   little   other   option   than   to   bring   down   an   attacker   as   he set   the   trigger.   Just   prior   to   this   the   excellent   Dan   Riddiford   had   set   up Langdon whose effort was desperately cleared away. In    fact    after    Street’s    second    Town    forced    some    opportunities    with    Craig Williams    going    close    and    then    minutes    later    slotting    home    from        a goalkeeping fumble only to see an offside flag raised. This   was   as   close   as   Town   would   come   and   after   this   momentary   swing things    rapidly    subsided    as    White    notched    his    hat    trick    and    the    game meandered to its close. Next   up   is   an   Saturday   afternoon   away   trip   to   Caldicot   Town   with   a   2.30   kick off   but   even   this   ,   the   longest   trek   on   the   fixture   calendar   ,will   not   deter   a   good sprinkling of away support. Man of the Match: Liam Fawcett Team:    Martyn   Phillips,   Matthew   Owen   (Kieran   Bairstow),   Daniel   Riddiford, David   Pinch,   Aaron   Morten,   Scott   Griffiths,   Kieran   Davies   (Rhys   Thomas), Liam Fawcett, Andrew Price, Craig Williams, Drew Langdon Sub not used:   Kevin Connelly, James Omofah-Parry Scorer:   n/a
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