Match report by Richard Rowlands This   result   had   the   statisticians   scurrying   to   their   record   books   as   Aberdare   crashed   to   a   catastrophic   defeat   to   newly   promoted   Swansea   University   who   themselves carry aspirations to make it to the top flight of Welsh football. It   is   now   well   documented   that   after   such   a   turbulent   previous   season,   dominated   by   unwarranted   player   demands,   the   committee   viewing   themselves   going   forward   as   primarily   a community   club,   made   the   brave   but   risky   decision   to   begin   the   new   league   campaign   with   a   squad   made   up   of   local   players   and   that   philosophy   will   continue   even   if   it   does   mean further mentions on Sky Sports, even if this time for most certainly the wrong reasons.  It   was   always   going   to   be   a   difficult   game,   missing   a   crop   of   experienced   players   including   Levi   Jones,   David   Pinch   and   Cory   Thomas   and   with   Dan   Riddiford   carrying   a   knock, resigned to the bench. Rhys   Thomas,   Drew   Langdon   and   Darren   Blayden   came   in   for   their   first   starts   at   this   level   but   saying   all   that,   Town   could   have   been   two   goals   to   the   good   within   twenty   minutes   of the start with  Langdon blazing over from six yards and a Blaydon effort flashing wide of the post. The   visitors   had   started   stutteringly   and   there   was   no   sign   of   the   carnage   to   follow   even   when   they   opened   the   scoring   in   the   twenty   third   minute.   Martin   Phillips   in   the   Town   goal pulled off a great save from Will Toms and injuring himself in the process, only for the ball to run loose to Chris Fenet who gleefully stroked home. This   goal   had   an   immediate   effect   on   the   student’s   confidence   who   now   took   full   control   and   moments   after   Marley   Bishop-   Wisdom   had   headed   against   the   crossbar,   Dan   Barnard went one better nodding home with a free header from the right of goal.  Town’   s   man   of   the   match,   gaining   this   successive   plaudit, Andrew   Fenaroli   did   well   in   tracking   back   to   rob   Bishop-   Wisdom   with   the   pressure   unrelenting   as   Nick   Hayden   struck   the upright. A third had to come and this arrived courtesy of slack marking as Bishop- Wisdom, looking suspiciously off side, galloped through to drill past a helpless Phillips. Four   minutes   later   it   was   Bishop-   Wisdom’s   second   and   his   team’s   fourth   but   as   the   home   crowd   thought   surely   things   could   not   get   worse,   keeper   Phillips,   who   had   been   carrying that knock from early doors was forced to leave the field with Scott Griffiths fitting on the gloves and Kiran Bairstow taking up an unaccustomed midfield role. Griffiths was soon in action saving well from a Hyden rasper, and Town did well to hold out to half time with no change  in the score line. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-4 Swansea University But   it   was   the   same   story   in   the   second   half   and   the   worryingly   anticipated   avalanche   of   goals      commenced   as   early   as   five   minutes   in   with   Chris   Fonet   notching   his   second.   Bishop- Wisdom   after   getting   what   would   have   been   his   hat   trick   goal   but   for   the   linesman’s   flag   did   not   see   his   side   having   to   wait      too   much   longer   for   number   six   with   Hyden   ,   firing   home   in the fifty seventh minute. The   home   fans   were   now   fearing   a   cricket   score   and   this   came   to   pass   as   Adam   Orme   swept   home   for   number   seven   closely   followed   by   the   eighth   when   substitute,   Egyptian national, Seif Abouramman converted from a tight angle.  There   was   ten   minutes   of   respite   for   the   beleaguered   defence   with   Langdon,   substitute   Declan   Hansen-Spure   and   Rhys   Thomas   producing   a   few   unfortunately   unproductive   raids     but it was back to harsh reality as Bishop- Wisdom grabbed a deserved hat trick and Seif Abouramman snatched his second. Fellow substitute Yomi Olowofoeku got in on the act with two late strikes and Dan Douglas successful in between as the students showed no mercy. The   final   whistle   blown   by   referee,   Paul   Fisher   came   as   a   great   relief   to   home   players   and   fans   alike   but   it   was   pleasing   to   see   them   perform   a   group   huddle   at   the   finale   and   not   just unceremoniously trudge off the field of play with heads lowered. There   is   a   spirit   in   this   team   despite   this   embarrassing   reverse,   and   the   soon   upon   them   midweek   reverse   derby   fixture   with   local   neighbours, AFC   Llwydcoed   will   hopefully   see   the return of some of the  experienced players vital to the cause. Man of the Match: Andrew Feneroli Team:    Martin   Phillips   (Kieron   Bairstow),   Simon   Morgan,   Darren   Blandon   (Daniel   Riddiford),   Andrew   Feneroli,   Iestyn   Stevens,   Scott   Griffiths,   Drew   Langdon,   Liam   Lewis,   Rhys Thomas, Matt Owens, Kevin Connelly (Declan Hanse-Spur) Sub not used:   n/a Scorer:   n/a
SEASON: 2018 / 2019 …
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Match report by Richard Rowlands This   result   had   the   statisticians   scurrying   to   their   record   books   as Aberdare   crashed   to   a   catastrophic   defeat   to   newly   promoted   Swansea University   who   themselves   carry   aspirations   to   make   it   to   the   top   flight of Welsh football. It    is    now    well    documented    that    after    such    a    turbulent    previous    season, dominated     by     unwarranted     player     demands,     the     committee     viewing themselves   going   forward   as   primarily   a   community   club,   made   the   brave   but risky   decision   to   begin   the   new   league   campaign   with   a   squad   made   up   of local   players   and   that   philosophy   will   continue   even   if   it   does   mean   further mentions    on    Sky    Sports,    even    if    this    time    for    most    certainly    the    wrong reasons.  It   was   always   going   to   be   a   difficult   game,   missing   a   crop   of   experienced players   including   Levi   Jones,   David   Pinch   and   Cory   Thomas   and   with   Dan Riddiford carrying a knock, resigned to the bench. Rhys   Thomas,   Drew   Langdon   and   Darren   Blayden   came   in   for   their   first starts   at   this   level   but   saying   all   that,   Town   could   have   been   two   goals   to   the good   within   twenty   minutes   of   the   start   with      Langdon   blazing   over   from   six yards and a Blaydon effort flashing wide of the post. The   visitors   had   started   stutteringly   and   there   was   no   sign   of   the   carnage   to follow   even   when   they   opened   the   scoring   in   the   twenty   third   minute.   Martin Phillips   in   the   Town   goal   pulled   off   a   great   save   from   Will   Toms   and   injuring himself   in   the   process,   only   for   the   ball   to   run   loose   to   Chris   Fenet   who gleefully stroked home. This   goal   had   an   immediate   effect   on   the   student’s   confidence   who   now   took full   control   and   moments   after   Marley   Bishop-   Wisdom   had   headed   against the   crossbar,   Dan   Barnard   went   one   better   nodding   home   with   a   free   header from the right of goal.  Town’   s   man   of   the   match,   gaining   this   successive   plaudit,   Andrew   Fenaroli did    well    in    tracking    back    to    rob    Bishop-    Wisdom    with    the    pressure unrelenting as Nick Hayden struck the upright. A   third   had   to   come   and   this   arrived   courtesy   of   slack   marking   as   Bishop- Wisdom,    looking    suspiciously    off    side,    galloped    through    to    drill    past    a helpless Phillips. Four   minutes   later   it   was   Bishop-   Wisdom’s   second   and   his   team’s   fourth   but as    the    home    crowd    thought    surely    things    could    not    get    worse,    keeper Phillips,   who   had   been   carrying   that   knock   from   early   doors   was   forced   to leave   the   field   with   Scott   Griffiths   fitting   on   the   gloves   and   Kiran   Bairstow taking up an unaccustomed midfield role. Griffiths   was   soon   in   action   saving   well   from   a   Hyden   rasper,   and   Town   did well to hold out to half time with no change  in the score line. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-4 Swansea University But   it   was   the   same   story   in   the   second   half   and   the   worryingly   anticipated avalanche   of   goals      commenced   as   early   as   five   minutes   in   with   Chris   Fonet notching   his   second.   Bishop-   Wisdom   after   getting   what   would   have   been   his hat   trick   goal   but   for   the   linesman’s   flag   did   not   see   his   side   having   to   wait     too   much   longer   for   number   six   with   Hyden   ,   firing   home   in   the   fifty   seventh minute. The   home   fans   were   now   fearing   a   cricket   score   and   this   came   to   pass   as Adam   Orme   swept   home   for   number   seven   closely   followed   by   the   eighth when   substitute,   Egyptian   national,   Seif Abouramman   converted   from   a   tight angle.  There   was   ten   minutes   of   respite   for   the   beleaguered   defence   with   Langdon, substitute    Declan    Hansen-Spure    and    Rhys    Thomas    producing    a    few unfortunately   unproductive   raids      but   it   was   back   to   harsh   reality   as   Bishop- Wisdom   grabbed   a   deserved   hat   trick   and   Seif   Abouramman   snatched   his second. Fellow   substitute   Yomi   Olowofoeku   got   in   on   the   act   with   two   late   strikes   and Dan Douglas successful in between as the students showed no mercy. The   final   whistle   blown   by   referee,   Paul   Fisher   came   as   a   great   relief   to home   players   and   fans   alike   but   it   was   pleasing   to   see   them   perform   a   group huddle   at   the   finale   and   not   just   unceremoniously   trudge   off   the   field   of   play with heads lowered. There   is   a   spirit   in   this   team   despite   this   embarrassing   reverse,   and   the   soon upon    them    midweek    reverse    derby    fixture    with    local    neighbours,    AFC Llwydcoed   will   hopefully   see   the   return   of   some   of   the      experienced   players vital to the cause. Man of the Match: Andrew Feneroli Team:    Martin   Phillips   (Kieron   Bairstow),   Simon   Morgan,   Darren   Blandon (Daniel   Riddiford),   Andrew   Feneroli,   Iestyn   Stevens,   Scott   Griffiths,   Drew Langdon,   Liam   Lewis,   Rhys   Thomas,   Matt   Owens,   Kevin   Connelly   (Declan Hanse-Spur) Sub not used:   n/a Scorer:   n/a
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