Match report by Richard Rowlands It   is   doubtful   in   the   recent   history   of   Aberdare   Town   that   a   point   has   been   so   satisfyingly   received   on   a   night   when   visiting   table   toppers   Croesyceiliog   were   held   to   a draw following a game of high intensity and no little skill exhibited by both sides. After   two   shambolic   performances   ,   Aberdare   produced   a   display      of   guile   and   courage   and   despite   being   under   the   cosh   for   a   large   part   of   the   second   half   ,   performed   valiantly   to earn their first point of the season. In   front   of   a   large,   raucous   crowd   this   was   hopefully   the   start   of   a   climb   away   from   the   league   basement   as   surely   the   confidence   levels   must   have   increased   throughout   the   team who were feted generously as they left the field to rapturous applause. Manager,   Simon   Jones      reverted   to   a   back   three   of   David   Pinch, Aaron   Moreton   and   Scott   Griffiths   who   produced   stellar   displays. This   allowed   Simon   Morgan   and   Matt   Owen   to   push further forward to assist Levi Jones and Andrew Price, with Sponsors Man of the Match, Liam Fawcett supporting the up- front duo of Cory Thomas and Drew Langdon .  It was a bright start with Simon Morgan from a delightful forty yard clearance from keeper Martin Griffiths, firing just over from the left hand edge of the box. As   the   game   settled   down,   the   visitors   began   to   create   more   space   with   some   measured   passing   and Town   were   guilty   of   conceding   a   series   of   free   kicks   which   produced   dangerous moments   as   they   were   angled   across   the   penalty   box.   It   was   from   such   a   set   piece   that   Croesyceiliog   opened   the   scoring   in   the   eighteenth   minute   with   mayhem   in   the   packed   area, the ball eventually falling to Ryan Hayward who scooped home. But the new found spirit in the Town ranks saw them equalize within a minute with a fierce Fawcett drive from twenty yards  giving keeper Jack Harris , no chance. Another   Fawcett   effort   from   a   similar   distance   saw   Harris   desperately   save   following   a   superb   Langdon   run   ,   his   twinkling   feet   leaving   three   players   in   his   wake.   Spurred   on   by   an appreciative crowd, Langdon, Thomas and Owen continued to torment the visitors rear-guard but unable to manufacture that final effort on goal. In   fact   it   was   Croesy   who   came   closest   with   a   Zac   Osborne   shot   going   just   wide   and   Josh   Hall   hoisting   over   from   just   three   yards   as   he   picked   up   the   pieces   of   yet   another   flighted free kick into the mix. It had been an enthralling first period with after so many setbacks this season the home supporters anxiously hoping that performance levels could be maintained Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-1 Croesyceiliog The   first   twenty   minutes   saw   them   on   tenterhooks   as   the   visitors   picked   up   the   pace   and Aberdare   were   guilty   of   some   sloppy   play   and   conceding   far   too   much   space   to   the   league leaders. They were unable to take advantage of this period of superiority with the ever dangerous Osborne denied at the near post and Griffiths pulling off a superb save from the same player. It   really   was   backs   to   the   wall   time   as   the   visitors   faced   the   ignominy   of   failing   to   see   off   the   bottom   team,      but   Town   even   then   were   not   playing   like   a   team   in   a   perilous   league position as they began to drag themselves back, highlighted by one stunning move seeing Owen cross for Langdon leaping high only to see his headed effort whistle past the upright. The home crowd were raising the decibel level to new heights as the feet of Langdon wrong footed two defenders to cross but agonizingly seeing substitute Brad Lewis fire over . Desperate   for   the   first   point   of   the   season,   Town   supporters   kept   looking   at   their   watches   wishing   time   away   which   of   course   it   so   slowly   does   at   such   moments   and   pleading   for   the final whistle, the cheers as  excellent match official Amin Said blew for time were greeted with whoops and cheers of delight. Everyone   associated   with   the   club   fervently   hopes   the   corner   has   now   been   turned   and   with   a   few   exciting   additions   to   the   squad   on   the   horizon,      these   expectations   will   hopefully come to fruition. Man of the Match: Liam Fawcett Team:    Martyn   Phillips,   Simon   Morgan,   Scott   Griffiths,   Dai   Pinch   (Andrew   Feneroli),   Aaron   Moreton,   Matt   Owen,   Levi   Jones,   Andrew   Price,   Liam   Fawcett,   Cory   Thomas   (Brad Lewis), Drew Langdon (Rhys Thomas) Sub not used:   Nick Chappell, Daniel Riddiford Scorer:   Liam Fawcett
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Match report by Richard Rowlands It   is   doubtful   in   the   recent   history   of   Aberdare   Town   that   a   point   has been   so   satisfyingly   received   on   a   night   when   visiting   table   toppers Croesyceiliog   were   held   to   a   draw   following   a   game   of   high   intensity and no little skill exhibited by both sides. After   two   shambolic   performances   ,   Aberdare   produced   a   display      of   guile and   courage   and   despite   being   under   the   cosh   for   a   large   part   of   the   second half , performed valiantly to earn their first point of the season. In   front   of   a   large,   raucous   crowd   this   was   hopefully   the   start   of   a   climb   away from    the    league    basement    as    surely    the    confidence    levels    must    have increased   throughout   the   team   who   were   feted   generously   as   they   left   the field to rapturous applause. Manager,   Simon   Jones      reverted   to   a   back   three   of   David   Pinch,   Aaron Moreton    and    Scott    Griffiths    who    produced    stellar    displays.    This    allowed Simon   Morgan   and   Matt   Owen   to   push   further   forward   to   assist   Levi   Jones and Andrew   Price,   with   Sponsors   Man   of   the   Match,   Liam   Fawcett   supporting the up- front duo of Cory Thomas and Drew Langdon .  It   was   a   bright   start   with   Simon   Morgan   from   a   delightful   forty   yard   clearance from   keeper   Martin   Griffiths,   firing   just   over   from   the   left   hand   edge   of   the box. As   the   game   settled   down,   the   visitors   began   to   create   more   space   with some   measured   passing   and   Town   were   guilty   of   conceding   a   series   of   free kicks   which   produced   dangerous   moments   as   they   were   angled   across   the penalty   box.   It   was   from   such   a   set   piece   that   Croesyceiliog   opened   the scoring   in   the   eighteenth   minute   with   mayhem   in   the   packed   area,   the   ball eventually falling to Ryan Hayward who scooped home. But   the   new   found   spirit   in   the Town   ranks   saw   them   equalize   within   a   minute with   a   fierce   Fawcett   drive   from   twenty   yards      giving   keeper   Jack   Harris   ,   no chance. Another   Fawcett   effort   from   a   similar   distance   saw   Harris   desperately   save following   a   superb   Langdon   run   ,   his   twinkling   feet   leaving   three   players   in his   wake.   Spurred   on   by   an   appreciative   crowd,   Langdon, Thomas   and   Owen continued   to   torment   the   visitors   rear-guard   but   unable   to   manufacture   that final effort on goal. In   fact   it   was   Croesy   who   came   closest   with   a   Zac   Osborne   shot   going   just wide   and   Josh   Hall   hoisting   over   from   just   three   yards   as   he   picked   up   the pieces of yet another flighted free kick into the mix. It   had   been   an   enthralling   first   period   with   after   so   many   setbacks   this   season the    home    supporters    anxiously    hoping    that    performance    levels    could    be maintained Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-1 Croesyceiliog The   first   twenty   minutes   saw   them   on   tenterhooks   as   the   visitors   picked   up the   pace   and Aberdare   were   guilty   of   some   sloppy   play   and   conceding   far   too much space to the league leaders. They   were   unable   to   take   advantage   of   this   period   of   superiority   with   the   ever dangerous   Osborne   denied   at   the   near   post   and   Griffiths   pulling   off   a   superb save from the same player. It   really   was   backs   to   the   wall   time   as   the   visitors   faced   the   ignominy   of   failing to   see   off   the   bottom   team,      but   Town   even   then   were   not   playing   like   a   team in    a    perilous    league    position    as    they    began    to    drag    themselves    back, highlighted   by   one   stunning   move   seeing   Owen   cross   for   Langdon   leaping high only to see his headed effort whistle past the upright. The   home   crowd   were   raising   the   decibel   level   to   new   heights   as   the   feet   of Langdon    wrong    footed    two    defenders    to    cross    but    agonizingly    seeing substitute Brad Lewis fire over . Desperate   for   the   first   point   of   the   season,   Town   supporters   kept   looking   at their   watches   wishing   time   away   which   of   course   it   so   slowly   does   at   such moments   and   pleading   for   the   final   whistle,   the   cheers   as      excellent   match official   Amin   Said   blew   for   time   were   greeted   with   whoops   and   cheers   of delight. Everyone   associated   with   the   club   fervently   hopes   the   corner   has   now   been turned   and   with   a   few   exciting   additions   to   the   squad   on   the   horizon,      these expectations will hopefully come to fruition. Man of the Match: Liam Fawcett Team:    Martyn   Phillips,   Simon   Morgan,   Scott   Griffiths,   Dai   Pinch   (Andrew Feneroli),    Aaron    Moreton,    Matt    Owen,    Levi    Jones,    Andrew    Price,    Liam Fawcett, Cory Thomas (Brad Lewis), Drew Langdon (Rhys Thomas) Sub not used:   Nick Chappell, Daniel Riddiford Scorer:   Liam Fawcett
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Croesyceiliog
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