Match report by Ian Pearce It   may   be   a   new   year   but   it   has   been   the   same   story   for Aberdare   as   they   notched   up   their   17th   league   defeat   of   the   season   in   this   their   19th   game   -   leaving   them   only   11   games   now to save themselves from relegation and remain 12 points from safety with a game in hand on their rivals. Fielding   their   strongest   squad   for   several   games   hopes   were   high   that   the   opening   win   was   on   the   cards   against   a   Buds   side   who   were   only   playing   their   10th   game   of   the   league campaign and with the return of Andrew Feneroli and Cory Thomas to the squad and a full bench to choose from it only upped the anticipation levels, Much   of   the   season   has   followed   a   similar   pattern   in   the Aberdare   matches   with   the   opposition   being   fastest   out   of   the   blocks   and   take   an   early   lead   and   this   game   was   no   different as   in   their   first   real   attack   after   7   minutes   the   Buds   played   a   ball   over   the   top   of   the   defence   to   their   right   of   the   box   and   Elliott   Williams   collected   and   flashed   a   shot   back   across Martyn Phillips into the bottom corner of the net. With   10   minutes   on   the   clock   the   visitors   should   have   doubled   their   advantage   as Aberdare   failed   to   clear   a   freekick   from   the   edge   of   their   box   and   the   ball   fell   to   Kieran   Thomas   but his shot cannoned off the post and to safety. That   should   have   given Aberare   the   warning   they   needed   but   just   3   minutes   later   they   hadn’t   learned   their   lesson   and   a   ball   out   to   the   right   was   crossed   in   and   Charlie   Loss   volleyed home the simplest of chances coming in from the other edge of the area. It   was   a   disastrous   opening   but   as   always Aberdare   didn’t   give   up   and   were   still   trying   to   make   things   happen   with   an Andrew   Price   freekick   finding Aaron   Moreton   at   the   back   post whose   header   was   held   by   Buds   keeper   Cael   Jones   and   then   Scott   Griffiths   tried   an   audacious   volley   from   40   yards   which   would   have   been   goal   of   the   decade   but   Jones   was   equal to it saving comfortably. A   mix-up   in   the   hosts   defence   almost   cost   their   dear   as   Williams   nipped   in   between   Moreton   and   Phillips   and   his   shot   towards   the   open   goal   lacked   pace   and   appeared   to   be   stopped on the line by the retreating Moreton and Phillips picking the ball up to howls of ‘backpass’ by the visiting contingent. On   30   minutes   the   third   goal   arrived   as   Williams   pounced   to   get   his   second   of   the   evening   as   he   evaded   offside   to   beat   Phillips   and   put   the   result   beyond   doubt   with   still   a   hour   left   to play and the home support wondering how bad the damage was going to be. A   minute   later   and Aberdare   were   lucky   to   escape   further   punishment   as   Fenaroli   was   penalised   for   tripping   an   attacker   on   the   edge   of   the   box   as   he   went   through   on   goal   but   was luckily only shown a yellow card and the resulting freekick saw Phillips make a cracking save pushing the ball away to his left. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-3 Aberbargoed Buds On   a   bitterly   cold   night   at Aberaman   Park   the   half-time   interval   saw   the   now   normal   large   crowd   under   the   floodlights   wonder   what   the   second   half   had   in   store   saw   a   double   change by boss Simon Jones with Thomas and Riddiford replaced with Brad Lewis and Nick Chappell coming on in their place. The second half performance by Aberdare was much better and played some good football at times but the damage had already been done and the Buds coasted through the half. There   were   little   in   the   way   of   chances   at   either   end   although   Phillips   did   pull   off   two   great   saves   tipping   one   effort   over   the   bar   from   a   header   and   then   saving   well   to   deny   Scott Armitage from close range. For   Aberdare   the   FineClub.co.uk    Man   of   the   Match   Kristian   Collins   went   closest   as   a   long   range   effort   was   held   under   the   crossbar   by   Jones   which   the   young   Aberdare   ultras immediately burst into a rendition of “We had a shot on target la, la, la…” Aberbargoed should have added a fourth near the end as Jake Watkins rounded Phillips put his shot wide of the empty goal. Another tough night for the Aberdare faithful to take but with the games ticking down the seasons end can’t come quick enough. FineClub.co.uk  Man of the Match: Kristian Collins Team:    Martin   Phillips,   Andrew   Feneroli,   Daniel   Riddiford   (Nick   Chappell),   Dai   Pinch   (Simon   Morgan),   Aaron   Moreton,   Kristian   Collins,   Andrew   Price,   Scott   Griffiths,   Cory   Thomas (Brad Lewis), Matt Owen Sub not used:   Drew Langdon, Ryan Davies Scorers:   -
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Match report by Ian Pearce It   may   be   a   new   year   but   it   has   been   the   same   story   for   Aberdare   as   they notched   up   their   17th   league   defeat   of   the   season   in   this   their   19th   game   - leaving   them   only   11   games   now   to   save   themselves   from   relegation   and remain 12 points from safety with a game in hand on their rivals. Fielding   their   strongest   squad   for   several   games   hopes   were   high   that   the opening   win   was   on   the   cards   against   a   Buds   side   who   were   only   playing   their 10th   game   of   the   league   campaign   and   with   the   return   of Andrew   Feneroli   and Cory   Thomas   to   the   squad   and   a   full   bench   to   choose   from   it   only   upped   the anticipation levels, Much   of   the   season   has   followed   a   similar   pattern   in   the   Aberdare   matches with   the   opposition   being   fastest   out   of   the   blocks   and   take   an   early   lead   and this   game   was   no   different   as   in   their   first   real   attack   after   7   minutes   the   Buds played   a   ball   over   the   top   of   the   defence   to   their   right   of   the   box   and   Elliott Williams   collected   and   flashed   a   shot   back   across   Martyn   Phillips   into   the bottom corner of the net. With   10   minutes   on   the   clock   the   visitors   should   have   doubled   their   advantage as   Aberdare   failed   to   clear   a   freekick   from   the   edge   of   their   box   and   the   ball fell to Kieran Thomas but his shot cannoned off the post and to safety. That   should   have   given   Aberare   the   warning   they   needed   but   just   3   minutes later   they   hadn’t   learned   their   lesson   and   a   ball   out   to   the   right   was   crossed   in and   Charlie   Loss   volleyed   home   the   simplest   of   chances   coming   in   from   the other edge of the area. It   was   a   disastrous   opening   but   as   always   Aberdare   didn’t   give   up   and   were still   trying   to   make   things   happen   with   an Andrew   Price   freekick   finding Aaron Moreton   at   the   back   post   whose   header   was   held   by   Buds   keeper   Cael   Jones and   then   Scott   Griffiths   tried   an   audacious   volley   from   40   yards   which   would have been goal of the decade but Jones was equal to it saving comfortably. A   mix-up   in   the   hosts   defence   almost   cost   their   dear   as   Williams   nipped   in between   Moreton   and   Phillips   and   his   shot   towards   the   open   goal   lacked   pace and   appeared   to   be   stopped   on   the   line   by   the   retreating   Moreton   and   Phillips picking the ball up to howls of ‘backpass’ by the visiting contingent. On   30   minutes   the   third   goal   arrived   as   Williams   pounced   to   get   his   second   of the   evening   as   he   evaded   offside   to   beat   Phillips   and   put   the   result   beyond doubt   with   still   a   hour   left   to   play   and   the   home   support   wondering   how   bad the damage was going to be. A   minute   later   and   Aberdare   were   lucky   to   escape   further   punishment   as Fenaroli   was   penalised   for   tripping   an   attacker   on   the   edge   of   the   box   as   he went   through   on   goal   but   was   luckily   only   shown   a   yellow   card   and   the resulting   freekick   saw   Phillips   make   a   cracking   save   pushing   the   ball   away   to his left. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-3 Aberbargoed Buds On   a   bitterly   cold   night   at   Aberaman   Park   the   half-time   interval   saw   the   now normal   large   crowd   under   the   floodlights   wonder   what   the   second   half   had   in store   saw   a   double   change   by   boss   Simon   Jones   with   Thomas   and   Riddiford replaced with Brad Lewis and Nick Chappell coming on in their place. The   second   half   performance   by Aberdare   was   much   better   and   played   some good   football   at   times   but   the   damage   had   already   been   done   and   the   Buds coasted through the half. There   were   little   in   the   way   of   chances   at   either   end   although   Phillips   did   pull off   two   great   saves   tipping   one   effort   over   the   bar   from   a   header   and   then saving well to deny Scott Armitage from close range. For   Aberdare    the    FineClub.co.uk     Man    of    the    Match    Kristian    Collins    went closest   as   a   long   range   effort   was   held   under   the   crossbar   by   Jones   which   the young Aberdare   ultras   immediately   burst   into   a   rendition   of   “We   had   a   shot   on target la, la, la…” Aberbargoed    should    have    added    a    fourth    near    the    end    as    Jake    Watkins rounded Phillips put his shot wide of the empty goal. Another   tough   night   for   the Aberdare   faithful   to   take   but   with   the   games   ticking down the seasons end can’t come quick enough. FineClub.co.uk  Man of the Match: Kristian Collins Team:    Martin   Phillips,   Andrew   Feneroli,   Daniel   Riddiford   (Nick   Chappell), Dai   Pinch   (Simon   Morgan),   Aaron   Moreton,   Kristian   Collins,   Andrew   Price, Scott Griffiths, Cory Thomas (Brad Lewis), Matt Owen Sub not used:   Drew Langdon, Ryan Davies Scorers:   -
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