Match report by Ian Pearce Aberdare Town produced their best performance of the season as they brushed aside fellow strugglers West End at Aberaman Park. The team were in control for large parts of the game and deserved to come away with a comprehensive victory, only their second of the season so far. However,   things   could   have   been   so   different   as   they   were   let   off   the   hook   after   just   10   minutes   as   the   ball   was   passed   back   to   keeper   Callum   Dunning   and,   with   the   nicer   weather firming   the   pitch   up,   the   ball   bobbled   around,   Dunning   managed   to   loft   it   over   the   striker   but   his   control   then   let   him   down   and   it   squirmed   lose   to   the   onrushing   West   End   player   and he   brought   him   down   just   outside   the   area.   Home   fans   were   praying   no   red   card   would   be   brandished   and   a   sigh   of   relief   resounded   around   The   Park   when   it   was   deemed   only   a freekick was punishment enough.  From the resulting set piece Dunning did well to get down and save low by his post. Adam   Jones   had   the   first   chance   of   the   game   for Aberdare   on   16   minutes   as   his   25   yard   effort   was   comfortable   for   the   keeper   and   then   Rhys Thomas   almost   opened   the   scoring   as a great effort flashed just wide. Thomas   was   having   a   real   effect   on   the   game   and   he   should   have   scored   on   23   minutes   as   he   missed   a   great   chance   with   the   goal   at   his   mercy   and   the   ball   was   cleared   for   a corner.  He made amends though as the resulting corner found Thomas who steered it into the net for his first goal of the season. Matt Owen sent an effort over the bar on 26 minutes after being played in on the right of the area and then Brad Lewis saw a 25 yard effort flying inches wide of the post. It   had   been   a   good   half   for Aberdare   and   the   fans   were   hoping   they   could   hang   onto   the   lead   going   into   the   break   but   nobody   was   prepared   for   a   stunning   spell   that   put   the   game   to bed before the break! 42   minutes   were   on   the   clock   and Adam   Jones   beat   the   offside   trap   and   raced   in   on   goal,   beat   the   advancing   keeper   to   the   ball   and   found   the   net   for   his   first   goal   for   the   Club.      Right on   the   stroke   of   half-time   it   got   even   better   as   a   long   clearance   by   Dunning   bounced   high,   Jones   leaped   and   won   the   header   knocking   it   past   defender   and   keeper   and   raced   on   to roll the ball into the empty net to leave everybody connected with the home side smiling from ear to ear. Half Time: Aberdare Town 3-0 West End The second half was a quieter affair with Aberdare happy to defend anything that West End tried to throw at them. Cory   Thomas   entered   the   action   to   replace   the   injured   Jones   who   wouldn’t   get   the   chance   to   complete   a   hat-trick   and   Drew   Langdon   also   came   on   to   replace   Owen   who   also   was limping. In   fact   it   was   Langdon   who   would   be   next   in   on   the   action   as   Lewis   held   the   ball   up   well   on   the   touchline,   turned   and   played   it   to   Levi   Jones   who   put   an   exquisite   through   ball   to Langdon who ran through on goal to place the ball past the West End stopper to extend the lead. Both   Cory Thomas   and   Craig   Williams   had   chances   to   further   add   to   the   impressive   scoreline   but   it   would   take   until   the   last   minute   for   the   last   goal   of   the   game   -   and   it   was   certainly worth waiting for. Out   of   nowhere   the   ball   found   its   way   to   the   FineClub.co.uk    Man   of   the   Match   Lewis   who   was   30   yards   from   goal   and   without   stopping   to   take   a   touch   took   it   first   time   and   smashed the ball into the top corner of the net to the wild delight of the crowd and players. A stunning win by the team that their performances over the last couple of games had deserved as they now look to finish the season as strong as possible. FineClub.co.uk  Man of the Match: Brad Lewis Team:    Callum   Dunning,   Craig   Williams,   Daniel   Riddiford,   Scott   Griffiths, Andrew   Fenaroli,   Scott   Philpott,   Levi   Jones,   Rhys Thomas   (Ryan   Davies),   Brad   Lewis, Adam   Jones   (Cory Thomas), Matt Owen (Drew Langdon) Sub not used:   Dai Pinch, Andrew Price Scorers:   Rhys Thomas, Adam Jones 2, Drew Langdon, Brad Lewis
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Aberdare Town
West End
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Match report by Ian Pearce Aberdare   Town   produced   their   best   performance   of   the   season   as   they brushed aside fellow strugglers West End at Aberaman Park. The   team   were   in   control   for   large   parts   of   the   game   and   deserved   to   come away with a comprehensive victory, only their second of the season so far. However,   things   could   have   been   so   different   as   they   were   let   off   the   hook after   just   10   minutes   as   the   ball   was   passed   back   to   keeper   Callum   Dunning and,   with   the   nicer   weather   firming   the   pitch   up,   the   ball   bobbled   around, Dunning   managed   to   loft   it   over   the   striker   but   his   control   then   let   him   down and   it   squirmed   lose   to   the   onrushing   West   End   player   and   he   brought   him down   just   outside   the   area.   Home   fans   were   praying   no   red   card   would   be brandished   and   a   sigh   of   relief   resounded   around   The   Park   when   it   was deemed   only   a   freekick   was   punishment   enough.      From   the   resulting   set   piece Dunning did well to get down and save low by his post. Adam   Jones   had   the   first   chance   of   the   game   for   Aberdare   on   16   minutes   as his   25   yard   effort   was   comfortable   for   the   keeper   and   then   Rhys   Thomas almost opened the scoring as a great effort flashed just wide. Thomas   was   having   a   real   effect   on   the   game   and   he   should   have   scored   on 23   minutes   as   he   missed   a   great   chance   with   the   goal   at   his   mercy   and   the ball   was   cleared   for   a   corner.      He   made   amends   though   as   the   resulting corner   found   Thomas   who   steered   it   into   the   net   for   his   first   goal   of   the season. Matt   Owen   sent   an   effort   over   the   bar   on   26   minutes   after   being   played   in   on the   right   of   the   area   and   then   Brad   Lewis   saw   a   25   yard   effort   flying   inches wide of the post. It   had   been   a   good   half   for   Aberdare   and   the   fans   were   hoping   they   could hang   onto   the   lead   going   into   the   break   but   nobody   was   prepared   for   a stunning spell that put the game to bed before the break! 42   minutes   were   on   the   clock   and Adam   Jones   beat   the   offside   trap   and   raced in   on   goal,   beat   the   advancing   keeper   to   the   ball   and   found   the   net   for   his   first goal   for   the   Club.      Right   on   the   stroke   of   half-time   it   got   even   better   as   a   long clearance    by    Dunning    bounced    high,    Jones    leaped    and    won    the    header knocking   it   past   defender   and   keeper   and   raced   on   to   roll   the   ball   into   the empty   net   to   leave   everybody   connected   with   the   home   side   smiling   from   ear to ear. Half Time: Aberdare Town 3-0 West End The   second   half   was   a   quieter   affair   with   Aberdare   happy   to   defend   anything that West End tried to throw at them. Cory Thomas   entered   the   action   to   replace   the   injured   Jones   who   wouldn’t   get the   chance   to   complete   a   hat-trick   and   Drew   Langdon   also   came   on   to   replace Owen who also was limping. In   fact   it   was   Langdon   who   would   be   next   in   on   the   action   as   Lewis   held   the ball   up   well   on   the   touchline,   turned   and   played   it   to   Levi   Jones   who   put   an exquisite   through   ball   to   Langdon   who   ran   through   on   goal   to   place   the   ball past the West End stopper to extend the lead. Both   Cory   Thomas   and   Craig   Williams   had   chances   to   further   add   to   the impressive   scoreline   but   it   would   take   until   the   last   minute   for   the   last   goal   of the game - and it was certainly worth waiting for. Out   of   nowhere   the   ball   found   its   way   to   the   FineClub.co.uk    Man   of   the   Match Lewis   who   was   30   yards   from   goal   and   without   stopping   to   take   a   touch   took   it first   time   and   smashed   the   ball   into   the   top   corner   of   the   net   to   the   wild   delight of the crowd and players. A   stunning   win   by   the   team   that   their   performances   over   the   last   couple   of games   had   deserved   as   they   now   look   to   finish   the   season   as   strong   as possible. FineClub.co.uk  Man of the Match: Brad Lewis Team:    Callum   Dunning,   Craig   Williams,   Daniel   Riddiford,   Scott   Griffiths, Andrew   Fenaroli,   Scott   Philpott,   Levi   Jones,   Rhys   Thomas   (Ryan   Davies), Brad Lewis, Adam Jones (Cory Thomas), Matt Owen (Drew Langdon) Sub not used:   Dai Pinch, Andrew Price Scorers:   Rhys Thomas, Adam Jones 2, Drew Langdon, Brad Lewis
5-0
Aberdare Town
West End
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