Match report by Richard Rowlands The Town faced their near neighbours, now under the charge of ex Aberdare manager Matt Driscoll and containing four ex Town players from last season’s campaign. The   scoreline   flattered   the   visitors   who   made   the   game   safe   following   the   dismissal   of   Levi   Jones      half   way   through   the   second   half   in   what   had   been   up   to   then   had   been   a   very competitive   affair,   certainly   not   lacking   in   passion   and   prone   to   flash   points   which   unfortunately   occurred   on   several   times   in   an   extremely   feisty   second   period   with   several   yellow cards brandished by Merthyr referee Mark Hulbert. As   predicted,   it   is   going   to   be   a   steep   learning   curve   for   the   inexperienced   Town   team   and      this   game,   as   with   the   opener,   displayed   honesty   and   passion   but   lacking   movement   and directness where it matters most. The   passing   game   continues   to   be   rushed   and   this   can   only   improve   as   confidence   in   each   others   ability   grows   and   a   positive   result   as   was   on   the   cards   as   the   game   developed,   is achieved. The   visitors,   in   front   of   an   animated   crowd   of   170,   began   positively   &   it   came   as   little   surprise   to   see   them   opening   their   account   with   a   speculative   Morgan Andrews   effort   flying   into the net giving Martyn Phillips no chance. Jordan Ellis and Ioan Evans with his signature runs were showing up well for Coed with ex Aber player Elliot Morris seeing his fine effort deflected onto the cross bar. He did not to have to wait much longer for success being teed up by yet another ex player, Ross Daniels, as he converted his cross with a tap in and a two goal cushion. Aberdare fought back and gained a succession of corners which came to little whilst a Levi Jones humdinger from twenty five yards was tipped over by Coed keeper, Callum Quinton. Aberdare lost the influential David Pinch to injury replaced by Travis John on his debut with Levi Jones receiving his first yellow for a foul on the tricky Evans. Daniels   was   guilty   of   a   glaring   miss   as   he   spooned   a   chance   wide   of   goal.   Coed   centre   back   was   next   in   Mr.   Hulbert’s   book   for   holding   back   the      Town’s   non   stop   front   runner,   Cory Thomas who minutes later was celebrating his and the team’s season opener. Coed   were   now   on   the   back   foot   as   the   hosts   ramped   up   the   pressure   and   two   minutes   from   the   break   the   goal   came. Travis   John   produced   a   wicked   shot   superbly   saved   by   Quinton but seeing the loose ball remain in play and the alert Cory Thomas hammered home. An exhilarating end to the first half leaving the spectators plenty to talk about over their half time refreshments.   Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-2 AFC Llwydcoed The second period began with an early chance for Morris steaming through on goal but denied by an excellent Philllips stop. Simon   Morgan   produced   a   fine   covering   tackle   to   prevent Andrewsa   strike   on   goal   and   Iestyn   Stevens   and   man   of   the   match Andrew   Fenaroli   were   kept   busy   in   the   Town   rearguard as Coed continued to press. Fenaroli likes to get forward were possible and one of his runs saw him fouled on the edge of the opposition’s penalty area but Daniel Riddiford’s free kick cleared to safety. Riddiford was soon to be the next in the book and Morris saw his effort cross the line only to be adjudged off side. The   game   was   on   a   knife   edge   and   the   temperature   was   reaching   boiling   point   with   on   field   clashes   becoming   a   feature   and   seeing   bookings   for   Simon   Morgan   for   Town   &   ex-Aber captain Lewis Holder involved in a flare up in the vicinity of the home dug out. A midfield tussle saw Levi Jones receive his red and with it a booking for Coed’s Ellis. The dismissal did little to cool things with Cory Thomas the next in the ref’s book which was fast becoming the basis for a novel. Coed   showing   their   experience   were   now   spreading   play   to   take   advantage   of   the   extra   man   &   this   ploy   manifested   itself   with   two   late   goals   for   Liam   Price   and   a   second   for   Elliot Morris sealing things. Debutant Drew Langdon had a chance late on to reduce the arrears but saw Quinton save bravely at his feet. The   crowd,   numbers   enhanced   by   many   Cardiff   City,   Swansea   City   and   Merthyr   season   ticket   holders   attracted   to   the   match   by   the   offer   to   them   of   an   exclusive   low   entry   price, policy had enjoyed your typical local derby with all the needle that goes with it & hopefully this innovation will continue to prove a success. Man of the Match: Andrew Feneroli Team:    Martin   Phillips,   Simon   Morgan,   David   Pinch   (Travis   John),   Andrew   Feneroli,   Iestyn   Stevens,   Scott   Griffiths,   Levi   Jones,   Liam   Lewis,   Daniel   Riddiford.   Cory   Thomas   (Drew Langdon), Kevin Connelly (Declan Hanse-Spur) Sub not used:   Kieron Bairstow, Rhys Thomas Scorer:   Cory Thomas
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Match report by Richard Rowlands The   Town   faced   their   near   neighbours,   now   under   the   charge   of   ex Aberdare   manager   Matt   Driscoll   and   containing   four   ex   Town   players from last season’s campaign. The   scoreline   flattered   the   visitors   who   made   the   game   safe   following   the dismissal   of   Levi   Jones      half   way   through   the   second   half   in   what   had   been up   to   then   had   been   a   very   competitive   affair,   certainly   not   lacking   in   passion and   prone   to   flash   points   which   unfortunately   occurred   on   several   times   in   an extremely    feisty    second    period    with    several    yellow    cards    brandished    by Merthyr referee Mark Hulbert. As   predicted,   it   is   going   to   be   a   steep   learning   curve   for   the   inexperienced Town    team    and        this    game,    as    with    the    opener,    displayed    honesty    and passion but lacking movement and directness where it matters most. The   passing   game   continues   to   be   rushed   and   this   can   only   improve   as confidence   in   each   others   ability   grows   and   a   positive   result   as   was   on   the cards as the game developed, is achieved. The   visitors,   in   front   of   an   animated   crowd   of   170,   began   positively   &   it   came as   little   surprise   to   see   them   opening   their   account   with   a   speculative   Morgan Andrews effort flying into the net giving Martyn Phillips no chance. Jordan   Ellis   and   Ioan   Evans   with   his   signature   runs   were   showing   up   well   for Coed   with   ex Aber   player   Elliot   Morris   seeing   his   fine   effort   deflected   onto   the cross bar. He   did   not   to   have   to   wait   much   longer   for   success   being   teed   up   by   yet another   ex   player,   Ross   Daniels,   as   he   converted   his   cross   with   a   tap   in   and a two goal cushion. Aberdare   fought   back   and   gained   a   succession   of   corners   which   came   to   little whilst   a   Levi   Jones   humdinger   from   twenty   five   yards   was   tipped   over   by Coed keeper, Callum Quinton. Aberdare   lost   the   influential   David   Pinch   to   injury   replaced   by   Travis   John   on his   debut   with   Levi   Jones   receiving   his   first   yellow   for   a   foul   on   the   tricky Evans. Daniels   was   guilty   of   a   glaring   miss   as   he   spooned   a   chance   wide   of   goal. Coed   centre   back   was   next   in   Mr.   Hulbert’s   book   for   holding   back   the      Town’s non   stop   front   runner,   Cory   Thomas   who   minutes   later   was   celebrating   his and the team’s season opener. Coed   were   now   on   the   back   foot   as   the   hosts   ramped   up   the   pressure   and two   minutes   from   the   break   the   goal   came.   Travis   John   produced   a   wicked shot   superbly   saved   by   Quinton   but   seeing   the   loose   ball   remain   in   play   and the alert Cory Thomas hammered home. An   exhilarating   end   to   the   first   half   leaving   the   spectators   plenty   to   talk   about over their half time refreshments.   Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-2 AFC Llwydcoed The   second   period   began   with   an   early   chance   for   Morris   steaming   through on goal but denied by an excellent Philllips stop. Simon   Morgan   produced   a   fine   covering   tackle   to   prevent Andrewsa   strike   on goal   and   Iestyn   Stevens   and   man   of   the   match   Andrew   Fenaroli   were   kept busy in the Town rearguard as Coed continued to press. Fenaroli   likes   to   get   forward   were   possible   and   one   of   his   runs   saw   him fouled   on   the   edge   of   the   opposition’s   penalty   area   but   Daniel   Riddiford’s   free kick cleared to safety. Riddiford   was   soon   to   be   the   next   in   the   book   and   Morris   saw   his   effort   cross the line only to be adjudged off side. The   game   was   on   a   knife   edge   and   the   temperature   was   reaching   boiling point   with   on   field   clashes   becoming   a   feature   and   seeing   bookings   for   Simon Morgan   for   Town   &   ex-Aber   captain   Lewis   Holder   involved   in   a   flare   up   in   the vicinity of the home dug out. A   midfield   tussle   saw   Levi   Jones   receive   his   red   and   with   it   a   booking   for Coed’s Ellis. The   dismissal   did   little   to   cool   things   with   Cory   Thomas   the   next   in   the   ref’s book which was fast becoming the basis for a novel. Coed   showing   their   experience   were   now   spreading   play   to   take   advantage of   the   extra   man   &   this   ploy   manifested   itself   with   two   late   goals   for   Liam Price and a second for Elliot Morris sealing things. Debutant   Drew   Langdon   had   a   chance   late   on   to   reduce   the   arrears   but   saw Quinton save bravely at his feet. The   crowd,   numbers   enhanced   by   many   Cardiff   City,   Swansea   City   and Merthyr   season   ticket   holders   attracted   to   the   match   by   the   offer   to   them   of an   exclusive   low   entry   price,   policy   had   enjoyed   your   typical   local   derby   with all   the   needle   that   goes   with   it   &   hopefully   this   innovation   will   continue   to prove a success. Man of the Match: Andrew Feneroli Team:    Martin   Phillips,   Simon   Morgan,   David   Pinch   (Travis   John),   Andrew Feneroli,    Iestyn    Stevens,    Scott    Griffiths,    Levi    Jones,    Liam    Lewis,    Daniel Riddiford.   Cory   Thomas   (Drew   Langdon),   Kevin   Connelly   (Declan   Hanse- Spur) Sub not used:   Kieron Bairstow, Rhys Thomas Scorer:   Cory Thomas
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