Match report by Richard Rowlands A   game   to   remember   for   debutant   Kieran   Davies   introduced   for   the   last   quarter   of   a   pulsating   duel   which   saw   Aberdare   gain   their   second   successive   draw   agonizingly allowing a two goal lead and with it the first win of the season, let slip in the final minutes No   one   in   a   decent   size   crowd   supplemented   by   a   large   contingent   of   away   support   expected   such   a   finish   to   what   had   been   up   to   the   hour   or   so   mark   a   rather   turgid   affair   reflecting the current league positions of the two protagonists. Drew   Langdon   exhibiting   his   excellent   dribbling   skills   was   quickly   into   his   stride   creating   some   confusion   in   the   home   backline   but   as   the   game   settled   it   was   the   hosts   who   were producing the more measured football with some well created attacking moves but suffering from a poor , often over hit final ball. In   the   fifteenth   minute   the   Town   defence   was   too   slow   to   close   down   a   dangerous   left   sided   attack   with   the   ball   arching   into   the   corridor   of   uncertainty   and   Ben   Whatmore   heading home. Aberdare   were   finding   it   difficult   to   string   together   attacking   moves   and   there   was   no   threat   on   the   Risca   goal   until   Levi   Jones   decided   to   take   matters   into   his   own   hands   and   let   fly from fully twenty five yards and deceiving keeper, Tom Chorley with a wicked bounce as it thundered into the net. More trickery from Langdon saw his resulting  shot  skim the post and Levi Jones let loose another long ranger which flew narrowly over. For   Risca,   ex Aberdare   player,   Killian   Kingston   made   a   lung   bursting   forty   yard   run   only   to   be   halted   by   Town   keeper   and   man   of   the   match,   Martin   Phillips   bravely   diving      down   from his imposing six foot six frame to smother the shot on goal. The   resulting   corner   saw   a   header   crash   against   the   Town   crossbar.   Phillips   was   to   be   the   hero   again   when   minutes   later,   Risca   were   awarded   a   penalty   by   referee   Robinson   for   an alleged push in the eighteen yard box. Arron   Moreton   was   booked   for   his   protestations   and   up   stepped   Sam   Palmer   only   to   see   his   well   hit   penalty   to   the   left   of   Phillips   superbly   tipped   away   for   the   custodians   second penalty save in successive games.  Phillips   wasn’t   finished   and   moments   later   was   producing   another   top   save   from   another   Palmer   effort,   this   time   from   open   play.   Levi   Jones,      and   Langdon   and   Brad   Lewis   in   unison created late chances before half time arrived with the scores level. Half Time: Risca United 1-1 Aberdare Town Craig Williams was introduced shortly after the break to add some speed up top and he brought keeper Chorley into early action. The   game   continued   to   be   end   to   end   with      David   Pinch   clearing   one   Risca   goal   bound   shot   off   the   line   and   Phillips   pulling   off      yet   another   great   save   with      the   best   chance   falling   to Risca’s Josh Clayton guilty of heading over from just three yards  For Aberdare, Andrew   Price   delivered   a   neat   through   ball   to   Langdon   who   saw   his   effort   well   saved   whilst   in   defence      the   now,   well-   oiled   off   side   trap,   involving   Simon   Morgan,   Pinch, Moreton   Matt   Owen   and   Scott   Griffiths   which Aberdare   have   perfected   over   the   last   few   games   was   evident   as   Risca   were   continually   being   frustrated   and      the   game   began   to   drift and seemed to be going nowhere until the introduction by manager Simon Jones , of new signing, Kieran Davies . Within   three      minutes   he   had   given Town   the   lead   following   superb   build   up   play   beginning   with   his   defence   splitting   pass   to   Liam   Fawcett   who   rounded   the   keeper,   slipping   the   ball   to Craig Williams whose shot on goal was only partially cleared into the path of Davies who clinically struck home. Risca      made   several   substitutions   who   were   to   prove   their   saviours   but   not   before Aberdare   had   extended   their   lead.   Pushing   extra   players   forward   searching   for   the   equalizer   left   the Cuckoo’s   light   at   the   back   and   it   was   that   man   Davies   taking   advantage   of   the   gaps   breaking   from   the   half   way   line   before   releasing   Williams   to   his   right   who   rifled   home   powerfully from an angle as he cut inside the box. The   away   support   were   in   raptures   sensing Town’s   opening   league   victory   at   their   ninth   attempt   but   it   was   not   to   be.   In   the   eighty   third   minute      Griffiths   cleared   off   the   line   but   as Town fell back deeper  sub Tom Berry hooked home with just three minutes plus injury time on the clock. Three   successive   corners   followed   and   as   the   game   entered   almost   eight   minutes   injury   time   and   Town   caught   between   the   two   stools   of   trying   to   get   a   match   winning   fourth   or   play out time , their inexperience at this level showed and up popped another substitute Liam Head to notch the equaliser. Even   then   it   was   to   and   fro   until   the   final   shrill   blast   of   the   referee’s   whistle   brought   proceedings   to   an   and   initiating   great   applause   from   an   appreciative   crowd   who   had   certainly   had their money’s worth. Surely,   Aberdare’s   first   victory   of   a   torrid   season   cannot   be   far   away   but   the   run   of   fixtures   doesn’t   make   things   any   easier   with   two   games   in   three   days   commencing   with   a Wednesday   night   away   trip   to   Abergavenny   on   their   vast   playing   surface   and   the   Friday   night   visit   of   Cardiff   outfit,   Bridgend   Street   to   Aberaman   Park   where   a   noisy   reception doubtless awaits.  Man of the Match: Martyn Phillips Team:    Sub   not   used:    Martyn   Phillips,   Scott   Griffiths,   Dai   Pinch   (Daniel   Riddiford), Aaron   Moreton,   Matt   Owen,   Liam   Fawcett,   Levi   Jones, Andrew   Price   (Kieran   Davies),   Simon Morgan, Brad Lewis (Craig Williams), Drew Langdon Sub not used:   Nick Chappell, Rhys Thomas Scorers:   Levi Jones, Kieran Davies, Craig Williams
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Match report by Richard Rowlands A   game   to   remember   for   debutant   Kieran   Davies   introduced   for   the   last quarter    of    a    pulsating    duel    which    saw   Aberdare    gain    their    second successive   draw   agonizingly   allowing   a   two   goal   lead   and   with   it   the first win of the season, let slip in the final minutes No   one   in   a   decent   size   crowd   supplemented   by   a   large   contingent   of   away support   expected   such   a   finish   to   what   had   been   up   to   the   hour   or   so   mark   a rather    turgid    affair    reflecting    the    current    league    positions    of    the    two protagonists. Drew   Langdon   exhibiting   his   excellent   dribbling   skills   was   quickly   into   his stride   creating   some   confusion   in   the   home   backline   but   as   the   game   settled it   was   the   hosts   who   were   producing   the   more   measured   football   with   some well   created   attacking   moves   but   suffering   from   a   poor   ,   often   over   hit   final ball. In   the   fifteenth   minute   the   Town   defence   was   too   slow   to   close   down   a dangerous    left    sided    attack    with    the    ball    arching    into    the    corridor    of uncertainty and Ben Whatmore heading home. Aberdare   were   finding   it   difficult   to   string   together   attacking   moves   and   there was   no   threat   on   the   Risca   goal   until   Levi   Jones   decided   to   take   matters   into his   own   hands   and   let   fly   from   fully   twenty   five   yards   and   deceiving   keeper, Tom Chorley with a wicked bounce as it thundered into the net. More   trickery   from   Langdon   saw   his   resulting      shot      skim   the   post   and   Levi Jones let loose another long ranger which flew narrowly over. For   Risca,   ex   Aberdare   player,   Killian   Kingston   made   a   lung   bursting   forty yard   run   only   to   be   halted   by   Town   keeper   and   man   of   the   match,   Martin Phillips   bravely   diving      down   from   his   imposing   six   foot   six   frame   to   smother the shot on goal. The   resulting   corner   saw   a   header   crash   against   the   Town   crossbar.   Phillips was   to   be   the   hero   again   when   minutes   later,   Risca   were   awarded   a   penalty by referee Robinson for an alleged push in the eighteen yard box. Arron   Moreton   was   booked   for   his   protestations   and   up   stepped   Sam   Palmer only   to   see   his   well   hit   penalty   to   the   left   of   Phillips   superbly   tipped   away   for the custodians second penalty save in successive games.  Phillips   wasn’t   finished   and   moments   later   was   producing   another   top   save from    another    Palmer    effort,    this    time    from    open    play.    Levi    Jones,        and Langdon   and   Brad   Lewis   in   unison   created   late   chances   before   half   time arrived with the scores level. Half Time: Risca United 1-1 Aberdare Town Craig   Williams   was   introduced   shortly   after   the   break   to   add   some   speed   up top and he brought keeper Chorley into early action. The   game   continued   to   be   end   to   end   with      David   Pinch   clearing   one   Risca goal   bound   shot   off   the   line   and   Phillips   pulling   off      yet   another   great   save with      the   best   chance   falling   to   Risca’s   Josh   Clayton   guilty   of   heading   over from just three yards  For   Aberdare,   Andrew   Price   delivered   a   neat   through   ball   to   Langdon   who saw   his   effort   well   saved   whilst   in   defence      the   now,   well-   oiled   off   side   trap, involving   Simon   Morgan,   Pinch,   Moreton   Matt   Owen   and   Scott   Griffiths   which Aberdare   have   perfected   over   the   last   few   games   was   evident   as   Risca   were continually   being   frustrated   and      the   game   began   to   drift   and   seemed   to   be going   nowhere   until   the   introduction   by   manager   Simon   Jones   ,   of   new signing, Kieran Davies . Within   three      minutes   he   had   given   Town   the   lead   following   superb   build   up play   beginning   with   his   defence   splitting   pass   to   Liam   Fawcett   who   rounded the   keeper,   slipping   the   ball   to   Craig   Williams   whose   shot   on   goal   was   only partially cleared into the path of Davies who clinically struck home. Risca      made   several   substitutions   who   were   to   prove   their   saviours   but   not before   Aberdare    had    extended    their    lead.    Pushing    extra    players    forward searching   for   the   equalizer   left   the   Cuckoo’s   light   at   the   back   and   it   was   that man   Davies   taking   advantage   of   the   gaps   breaking   from   the   half   way   line before   releasing   Williams   to   his   right   who   rifled   home   powerfully   from   an angle as he cut inside the box. The   away   support   were   in   raptures   sensing   Town’s   opening   league   victory   at their   ninth   attempt   but   it   was   not   to   be.   In   the   eighty   third   minute      Griffiths cleared   off   the   line   but   as   Town   fell   back   deeper      sub   Tom   Berry   hooked home with just three minutes plus injury time on the clock. Three   successive   corners   followed   and   as   the   game   entered   almost   eight minutes   injury   time   and Town   caught   between   the   two   stools   of   trying   to   get   a match   winning   fourth   or   play   out   time   ,   their   inexperience   at   this   level   showed and up popped another substitute Liam Head to notch the equaliser. Even   then   it   was   to   and   fro   until   the   final   shrill   blast   of   the   referee’s   whistle brought   proceedings   to   an   and   initiating   great   applause   from   an   appreciative crowd who had certainly had their money’s worth. Surely,   Aberdare’s   first   victory   of   a   torrid   season   cannot   be   far   away   but   the run   of   fixtures   doesn’t   make   things   any   easier   with   two   games   in   three   days commencing   with   a   Wednesday   night   away   trip   to Abergavenny   on   their   vast playing   surface   and   the   Friday   night   visit   of   Cardiff   outfit,   Bridgend   Street   to Aberaman Park where a noisy reception doubtless awaits.  Man of the Match: Martyn Phillips Team:    Sub   not   used:    Martyn    Phillips,    Scott    Griffiths,    Dai    Pinch (Daniel   Riddiford),   Aaron   Moreton,   Matt   Owen,   Liam   Fawcett,   Levi   Jones, Andrew   Price   (Kieran   Davies),   Simon   Morgan,   Brad   Lewis   (Craig   Williams), Drew Langdon Sub not used:   Nick Chappell, Rhys Thomas Scorers:   Levi Jones, Kieran Davies, Craig Williams
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