Match report by Ian Pearce Entering   the   second   half   of   the   season,   and   only   in   November,   the Aberdare   faithful   were   hoping   that   like   so   often   goes   it   was   a   tale   of   two   halves,   alas   it   wasn’t   to   be   as they continued in the same vein as the opening half of the campaign with a heavy defeat. Visiting   West   End,   who   were   also   languishing   near   the   bottom   of   the   table,   they   were   missing   seven   first   team   regulars   and   had   to   start   with   injured   goalkeeper   Martyn   Phillips   who played   through   the   pain   barrier   to   produce   a   FineClub.co.uk    man   of   the   match   award   and   also   making   his   first   Welsh   League   start   was   boss   Simon   Jones   who   drafted   himself   into central defence. Phillips   was   called   into   action   after   11   minutes   for   the   first   time   as   he   bravely   saved   at   the   feet   of   Daryl   Hughes   after   Nikki   Darvin   had   set   him   free   on   goal   and   from   the   resulting corner the ball wasn’t cleared but Nathan Brains curled an effort wide of the post from the left edge of the area. Aberdare   had   started   the   game   well   and   should   have   taken   the   lead   on   14   minutes   as   Rhys   Thomas   did   superbly   to   win   a   header   in   midfield   which   fell   to   Drew   Langdon   and   he cleverly   fed   Brad   Lewis   who   in   turn   set   Daniel   Riddiford   free   on   the   left.      His   powerful   shot   was   tipped   onto   the   post   by   home   keeper   Lewis   Gibbs   and   Matt   Owen   almost   put   the rebound in but the ball was cleared off the line at the foot of the post. Just   as   Aberdare   had   started   to   feel   comfortable   and   had   played   their   way   into   the   game   a   mistake   by   boss   Jones   saw   his   under   hit   header   back   to   Phillips   easily   intercepted   by Jacob Lewis who rolled it into the net. Darvin should have made it 2-0 moments later as a corner was headed goal wards and the striker but the ball over the bar from only 2 yards out. It didn’t take long for the lead to be doubled though as Jones lost the ball in midfield and a quick break on the left by Charlie Davies saw him cut into the area and fire low into the net. The   disastrous   spell   by Aber   saw   the   hosts   increase   their   lead   before   the   half-hour   mark   as   Lewis   turned   easily   in   the   area   and   his   under   hit   shot   trickled   under   Phillips   body   and   into the net despite Dai Pinch attempts to clear off the line. Phillips   then   did   well   to   deny   Pavin   the   fourth   as   he   saved   well   from   the   busy   forward   before   the   woodwork   again   denied   Aberdare   a   life   line   as   Scott   Griffiths   floated   in   a   free   kick which   was   only   partially   punched   clear   by   Gibbs   and Andrew   Price   sent   a   goal   bound   effort   towards   the   net   but   the   ball   bounced   up   and   clipped   the   top   of   the   bar.      When   the   luck   isn’t going with you at the bottom of the table it really does show. Before   the   break   Phillips   again   produced   an   excellent   save   to   deny   Lewis   and   Aberdare   responded   with   a   quick   counter   and   Brad   Lewis   freed   Langdon   but   the   young   strikers   first time shot only found the side netting. Half Time: West End 3-0 Aberdare Town Any   chance   of   a   second   half   comeback   only   lasted   a   minute   as   West   End   were   awarded   a   penalty   after   Owen   had   tripped   a   striker   in   the   box   and   although   Phillips   did   superbly   to save the penalty, something which has been a highlight of this season and quite a record, the rebound was smashed home by Davies at the second attempt. West End were attacking with ease and after several goals were chalked off for offside it took until the 73rd minutes for the fifth goal of the afternoon. The ball was bobbling around in the penalty area and Jones failed to clear his lines leaving Phillips exposed allowing Davies an easy goal tapping in from close range. On   a   cold   afternoon   in   Swansea Aberdare   once   again   returned   home   with   nothing   to   show   for   their   efforts   and   despite   the   scoreline   the   team   continued   to   battle   to   the   last   minute   but it is obvious for all to see that new recruits are urgently needed coupled with an improvement in results otherwise relegation is becoming more of a certainty with every game. With   a   weekend   off   it   gives   the   management   team   10   days   now   to   work   towards   those   changes   before   Aberbargoed   Buds   visit   Aberaman   Park   on   Wednesday   5th   December   (ko 7.45pm). FineClub.co.uk  Man of the Match: Martyn Phillips Team:    Martyn   Phillips,   Scott   Griffiths,   Dai   Pinch   (Rob   Williams),   Simon   Jones,   Rhys   Thomas   (Travis   John),   Daniel   Riddiford,   Levi   Jones,   Andrew   Price,   Matt   Owen,   Brad   Lewis, Drew Langdon Sub not used:   n/a Scorers:   n/a
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West End
Aberdare Town
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Match report by Ian Pearce Entering    the    second    half    of    the    season,    and    only    in    November,    the Aberdare   faithful   were   hoping   that   like   so   often   goes   it   was   a   tale   of   two halves,   alas   it   wasn’t   to   be   as   they   continued   in   the   same   vein   as   the opening half of the campaign with a heavy defeat. Visiting   West   End,   who   were   also   languishing   near   the   bottom   of   the   table, they   were   missing   seven   first   team   regulars   and   had   to   start   with   injured goalkeeper   Martyn   Phillips   who   played   through   the   pain   barrier   to   produce   a FineClub.co.uk    man   of   the   match   award   and   also   making   his   first   Welsh League start was boss Simon Jones who drafted himself into central defence. Phillips   was   called   into   action   after   11   minutes   for   the   first   time   as   he   bravely saved   at   the   feet   of   Daryl   Hughes   after   Nikki   Darvin   had   set   him   free   on   goal and   from   the   resulting   corner   the   ball   wasn’t   cleared   but   Nathan   Brains   curled an effort wide of the post from the left edge of the area. Aberdare   had   started   the   game   well   and   should   have   taken   the   lead   on   14 minutes   as   Rhys   Thomas   did   superbly   to   win   a   header   in   midfield   which   fell   to Drew   Langdon   and   he   cleverly   fed   Brad   Lewis   who   in   turn   set   Daniel   Riddiford free   on   the   left.      His   powerful   shot   was   tipped   onto   the   post   by   home   keeper Lewis   Gibbs   and   Matt   Owen   almost   put   the   rebound   in   but   the   ball   was cleared off the line at the foot of the post. Just   as Aberdare   had   started   to   feel   comfortable   and   had   played   their   way   into the   game   a   mistake   by   boss   Jones   saw   his   under   hit   header   back   to   Phillips easily intercepted by Jacob Lewis who rolled it into the net. Darvin   should   have   made   it   2-0   moments   later   as   a   corner   was   headed   goal wards and the striker but the ball over the bar from only 2 yards out. It   didn’t   take   long   for   the   lead   to   be   doubled   though   as   Jones   lost   the   ball   in midfield   and   a   quick   break   on   the   left   by   Charlie   Davies   saw   him   cut   into   the area and fire low into the net. The   disastrous   spell   by Aber   saw   the   hosts   increase   their   lead   before   the   half- hour   mark   as   Lewis   turned   easily   in   the   area   and   his   under   hit   shot   trickled under   Phillips   body   and   into   the   net   despite   Dai   Pinch   attempts   to   clear   off   the line. Phillips   then   did   well   to   deny   Pavin   the   fourth   as   he   saved   well   from   the   busy forward    before    the    woodwork    again    denied   Aberdare    a    life    line    as    Scott Griffiths   floated   in   a   free   kick   which   was   only   partially   punched   clear   by   Gibbs and   Andrew    Price    sent    a    goal    bound    effort    towards    the    net    but    the    ball bounced   up   and   clipped   the   top   of   the   bar.      When   the   luck   isn’t   going   with   you at the bottom of the table it really does show. Before   the   break   Phillips   again   produced   an   excellent   save   to   deny   Lewis   and Aberdare   responded   with   a   quick   counter   and   Brad   Lewis   freed   Langdon   but the young strikers first time shot only found the side netting. Half Time: West End 3-0 Aberdare Town Any   chance   of   a   second   half   comeback   only   lasted   a   minute   as   West   End were   awarded   a   penalty   after   Owen   had   tripped   a   striker   in   the   box   and although   Phillips   did   superbly   to   save   the   penalty,   something   which   has   been a   highlight   of   this   season   and   quite   a   record,   the   rebound   was   smashed   home by Davies at the second attempt. West   End   were   attacking   with   ease   and   after   several   goals   were   chalked   off for offside it took until the 73rd minutes for the fifth goal of the afternoon. The   ball   was   bobbling   around   in   the   penalty   area   and   Jones   failed   to   clear   his lines   leaving   Phillips   exposed   allowing   Davies   an   easy   goal   tapping   in   from close range. On   a   cold   afternoon   in   Swansea   Aberdare   once   again   returned   home   with nothing   to   show   for   their   efforts   and   despite   the   scoreline   the   team   continued to   battle   to   the   last   minute   but   it   is   obvious   for   all   to   see   that   new   recruits   are urgently   needed   coupled   with   an   improvement   in   results   otherwise   relegation is becoming more of a certainty with every game. With   a   weekend   off   it   gives   the   management   team   10   days   now   to   work towards   those   changes   before   Aberbargoed   Buds   visit   Aberaman   Park   on Wednesday 5th December (ko 7.45pm). FineClub.co.uk  Man of the Match: Martyn Phillips Team:    Martyn   Phillips,   Scott   Griffiths,   Dai   Pinch   (Rob   Williams),   Simon Jones,   Rhys   Thomas   (Travis   John),   Daniel   Riddiford,   Levi   Jones,   Andrew Price, Matt Owen, Brad Lewis, Drew Langdon Sub not used:   n/a Scorers:   n/a
5-0
West End
Aberdare Town
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