Match report by Richard Rowlands Yet   another   insipid   Aberdare   performance   saw   them   fall   to   their   tenth   league   defeat   and   after   this   showing,   one   seriously   wonders   if   there   is   actually   the   capability   of achieving even one solitary success. Questions   must   be   raised   as   to   the   composition   of   a   team   for   which   a   first   win   is   so   paramount,   with   two   regulars   omitted   against   a   back   round   where   each   and   every   point   gleaned   is so vital to survival and every game quite candidly to be looked upon as a cup final. For   this   encounter,   played   in   cold,   wet   and   generally   unpleasant   conditions   and   hopefully   not   a   precursor   to   the   anticipated   bad   winter   widely   reported,      Simon   Morgan   and   Matt Owen were relegated to the bench with starts for Kevin Connolly and Dan Riddiford with Levi Jones and Craig Williams restored to the starting line- up. Although   it   was   yet   again   a   series   of   defensive   howlers   that   filled      the   goals   against   column   it   was   the   overall   play   lacking   any   penetration   and   displaying   some   woeful   passing   that was the main reason for a defeat which bad as it was could and should have been even heavier. All   this   after   a   promising   first   quarter   marred   only   by   a   breakaway   goal   from   a   speculative   hoof   up   field   which   found   keeper,   Martin   Phillips   way   off   his   line   and   lobbed   by   the experienced   Jason   Thorn   for   Caldicot’s   opener.   To   make   it   more   sickening   was   that   the   goal   emanated   from   a   clearance   following   an   Aberdare   corner   and   from   which   a   Connolly effort was clutched by home keeper Gareth Wesson and duly punted down field. This   clearly   drained   the   already   fragile   confidence   of   a   team   seeking   its   first   win   and   Phillips   earned   applause   for   a   superb   tip   over   from   a   Harry   Shelley   thunderbolt   and   minutes   later saving this time with his feet as Shelley raced through on goal.  Another   hopeful   punt   from   defence   almost   led   to   a   doubling   of   the   lead   but   Thorn   blasted   high   and   wide   to   save Aber’s   blushes. As   the   away   support   was   hoping   to   see   out   the   half with   just   the   one   goal   deficit   two   sloppy   defensive   errors   saw   Matt   James   with   a   well   directed   header,   challenge   free   within   the   box      nod   home      and   Shelley   cross   for   Jason Thorne   to head in for a three goal  cushion. Half Time: Caldicot Town 3-0 Aberdare Town The   second   half   began   a   little   more   brightly   for   the   visitors   with   Kieran   Davies   making   a   strong   midfield   run   to   see   his   shot   well   saved   by   Wesson   who   had   been      and   thereafter      not much   more   than   a   spectator   to   the   afternoon’s   proceedings.   Caldicot   were   by   far   the   stronger   physically   and   this   was   clearly   displayed   with   their   fourth   as   Connah   Hughes   out muscled the back line to notch the fourth on fifty three minutes. Chances   were   now   going   a’begging   for   the   East   Gwent   outfit   and   only   wayward   finishing,   a   little   luck   with   a   few   good   stops   by   Phillips   including   one   fantastic   double   save   and   some defensive heroics by fineclub.co.uk Man of the Match, Scott Griffiths which helped to keep the scoreline at least partially respectable. At   the   other   end,   attacks   were   sporadic   with   the   hard   working   pair   of   Williams   and   Drew   Langdon   living   off   scraps   and   too   often   aerial   passes   which   were   gobbled   up   by   home   central defenders James and Ben Roberts. Though   the   game   had   been   all   over   as   a   contest,   even   before   referee   Mark   Roberts   had   blown   his   whistle   to   commence   second   half   proceedings,   Simon   Morgan   and   Owens   were not   introduced   until   well   past   the   seventy   minute   mark   ,   too   late   to   have   any   effect   on   the   result   but   certainly   showing   ambition   and   seeking   to   provide   a   positive   influence   to   those around them. They   in   fact   teamed   up   to   produce   the   only   noteworthy   assault   on   goal   in   the   latter   stages   to   bring   the   best   out   of   keeper,   Wesson.   But   there   was   time   for   Caldicot   to   go   nap   and Thorn nab his hat trick in injury to round off a good day for the prolific striker and another horror show for the Aberdarians. Firmly   rooted   to   the   bottom   of   the   division,   next   up   is   a   Saturday   afternoon   home   encounter   with   Pontardawe   Town   with   the   first   of   the   winter’s   2pm   kick   offs.   May   be   the   change   of kick off times will herald a change in fortunes- yes it really is that bad. FineClub.co.uk  Man of the Match: Scott Griffiths Team:    Martyn   Phillips,   Scott   Griffiths   (Dai   Pinch),   Daniel   Riddiford   (Simon   Morgan),   Levi   Jones, Aaron   Morten,   Kevin   Connelly,   Kieran   Davies,   Liam   Fawcett, Andrew   Price,   Craig Williams (Matt Owen), Drew Langdon Sub not used:   Kieron Bairstow, James Omofah-Parry Scorer:   n/a
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Yet   another   insipid   Aberdare   performance   saw   them   fall   to   their   tenth league   defeat   and   after   this   showing,   one   seriously   wonders   if   there   is actually the capability of achieving even one solitary success. Questions   must   be   raised   as   to   the   composition   of   a   team   for   which   a   first win   is   so   paramount,   with   two   regulars   omitted   against   a   back   round   where each   and   every   point   gleaned   is   so   vital   to   survival   and   every   game   quite candidly to be looked upon as a cup final. For   this   encounter,   played   in   cold,   wet   and   generally   unpleasant   conditions and   hopefully   not   a   precursor   to   the   anticipated   bad   winter   widely   reported,     Simon   Morgan   and   Matt   Owen   were   relegated   to   the   bench   with   starts   for Kevin    Connolly    and    Dan    Riddiford    with    Levi    Jones    and    Craig    Williams restored to the starting line- up. Although   it   was   yet   again   a   series   of   defensive   howlers   that   filled      the   goals against   column   it   was   the   overall   play   lacking   any   penetration   and   displaying some   woeful   passing   that   was   the   main   reason   for   a   defeat   which   bad   as   it was could and should have been even heavier. All   this   after   a   promising   first   quarter   marred   only   by   a   breakaway   goal   from a   speculative   hoof   up   field   which   found   keeper,   Martin   Phillips   way   off   his line   and   lobbed   by   the   experienced   Jason   Thorn   for   Caldicot’s   opener.   To make    it    more    sickening    was    that    the    goal    emanated    from    a    clearance following   an   Aberdare   corner   and   from   which   a   Connolly   effort   was   clutched by home keeper Gareth Wesson and duly punted down field. This   clearly   drained   the   already   fragile   confidence   of   a   team   seeking   its   first win   and   Phillips   earned   applause   for   a   superb   tip   over   from   a   Harry   Shelley thunderbolt   and   minutes   later   saving   this   time   with   his   feet   as   Shelley   raced through on goal.  Another   hopeful   punt   from   defence   almost   led   to   a   doubling   of   the   lead   but Thorn   blasted   high   and   wide   to   save   Aber’s   blushes.   As   the   away   support was   hoping   to   see   out   the   half   with   just   the   one   goal   deficit   two   sloppy defensive   errors   saw   Matt   James   with   a   well   directed   header,   challenge   free within   the   box      nod   home      and   Shelley   cross   for   Jason   Thorne   to   head   in   for a three goal  cushion. Half Time: Caldicot Town 3-0 Aberdare Town The   second   half   began   a   little   more   brightly   for   the   visitors   with   Kieran Davies   making   a   strong   midfield   run   to   see   his   shot   well   saved   by   Wesson who   had   been      and   thereafter      not   much   more   than   a   spectator   to   the afternoon’s   proceedings.   Caldicot   were   by   far   the   stronger   physically   and this   was   clearly   displayed   with   their   fourth   as   Connah   Hughes   out   muscled the back line to notch the fourth on fifty three minutes. Chances    were    now    going    a’begging    for    the    East    Gwent    outfit    and    only wayward   finishing,   a   little   luck   with   a   few   good   stops   by   Phillips   including   one fantastic   double   save   and   some   defensive   heroics   by   fineclub.co.uk   Man   of the   Match,   Scott   Griffiths   which   helped   to   keep   the   scoreline   at   least   partially respectable. At    the    other    end,    attacks    were    sporadic    with    the    hard    working    pair    of Williams   and   Drew   Langdon   living   off   scraps   and   too   often   aerial   passes which were gobbled up by home central defenders James and Ben Roberts. Though   the   game   had   been   all   over   as   a   contest,   even   before   referee   Mark Roberts   had   blown   his   whistle   to   commence   second   half   proceedings,   Simon Morgan   and   Owens   were   not   introduced   until   well   past   the   seventy   minute mark   ,   too   late   to   have   any   effect   on   the   result   but   certainly   showing   ambition and seeking to provide a positive influence to those around them. They   in   fact   teamed   up   to   produce   the   only   noteworthy   assault   on   goal   in   the latter   stages   to   bring   the   best   out   of   keeper,   Wesson.   But   there   was   time   for Caldicot   to   go   nap   and   Thorn   nab   his   hat   trick   in   injury   to   round   off   a   good day for the prolific striker and another horror show for the Aberdarians. Firmly   rooted   to   the   bottom   of   the   division,   next   up   is   a   Saturday   afternoon home   encounter   with   Pontardawe   Town   with   the   first   of   the   winter’s   2pm   kick offs.   May   be   the   change   of   kick   off   times   will   herald   a   change   in   fortunes-   yes it really is that bad. FineClub.co.uk  Man of the Match: Scott Griffiths Team:    Martyn   Phillips,   Scott   Griffiths   (Dai   Pinch),   Daniel   Riddiford   (Simon Morgan),   Levi   Jones,   Aaron   Morten,   Kevin   Connelly,   Kieran   Davies,   Liam Fawcett, Andrew Price, Craig Williams (Matt Owen), Drew Langdon Sub not used:   Kieron Bairstow, James Omofah-Parry Scorer:   n/a
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Aberdare Town
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