Aberdare   fell   to   onother   away   day   defeat,   this   time   at   the   hands   of   the   high   flying   Blurebirds   and   with,   on   the   day, AFC   Porth   gaining their first win of the campaign, things continue to look perilous as the season moves on. To   make   matters   worse,   defenders   Craig   Reddy   and   Morgan   Rowling   suffered   injuries   as   did Aaran   Caffall   forcing   all   to   quit   the   arena   and   one   hopes   they   are   not   to be long term blows.  Manager,   Josh   Evans,   brought   in   ex   Penydarren’s   Chris   Quinlan   for   his   debut   with   Aaron   Moreton   returning   in   central   defence   the   game   began   positively   for   the visitors   on   a   slick   artificial   surface   which   was   unforgiving   however   to   misplaced   passes   and   ominously   turns   and   falls,   the   latter   normally   cushioned   somewhat   on   a natural grass surface. It certainly contributed to the aforementioned afternoon’s malaise and to the final, flattering scoreline for the hosts. Charles      Davies   hit   home   for   them   on   the   quarter   hour   but   from   an   off   side   position   whist   for Town, Aaron Tyner   set   up   Caffall   whose   shot   was   well   saved   by   Blebird’s keeper, Gareth Wlliams, shortly after Charlie Sears had fired just wide from twenty five yards. But it was Charlie Davies, on the half hour who opened the scoring, controversially with referee, Nigel Jones missing a clear hand ball in the build up to the strike.  Rowling was the first of the Town’s injury blows with a recurrence of an ankle injury which has hounded the youngster’s season with Scott Reynolds replacing him. As   half   time   approached,      Town   lynchpin,   Craig   Reddy   hit   the   ground,   suffering   a   back   injury.   He   struggled   on   to   the   whistle   but   had   to   be   replaced   for   the   second half by Callum Tandy. But   within   ten   frantic   minutes   of   the   restart   the   result   of   the   game   was   decided   with   first   Town   man   of   the   match   Rhodri   Thomas   firing   home   from   thirty   yards   with assistance from a Williams howler. It could have been 2-1 to Town with a Sears shot fumbled by Wiliams only to recover and prevent it crossing the line. Straight   after,   the   Bluebirds   broke   away   with   a   cross   from   the   left   to   the   near   post   tucked   home   by   Tom   Beynon   followed   by   yet   another   contentious   goal   with   a   pull back pass across goal from a clear off side position powered home by Brandon Withers. Their   fourth   arrived   from   the   penalty   spot   with   a   second   for   Beynon   followed   a   few   minutes   later   by Aarron   Caffell   succumbing   to   an   earlier   knock   being   replaced   by Leon Grant. Town remained defiant, at one stage earning four successive corners and Drew Langdon seeing his free kick crashing against the cross bar. A couple of dangerous crosses failed to find a touch before the hosts wrapped it up with a breakaway seeing substitute Owen Goodenough finish clinically. All eyes now to Friday evening’s  local derby  clash against Penrhiwceiber Rangers at Aberaman Park with a 7.30 start and a  large crowd anticipated Man of the Match:  Rhodri Thomas TEAM:    Mike   Thomas, Aaron   Tyner, Aaron   Moreton,   Craig   Reddy   (Callum   Tandy),   Morgan   Rowling   (Scott   Reynolds),   Gethin   Jones,   Charlie   Sears,   Rhodri   Thomas, Chris Quinlan, Aarran Caffell (Leon Grant), Drew Langdon Subs not used: Dean Raven, Chris Reddy
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Aberdare    fell    to    onother    away    day    defeat,    this    time    at    the hands   of   the   high   flying   Blurebirds   and   with,   on   the   day,   AFC Porth   gaining   their   first   win   of   the   campaign,   things   continue to look perilous as the season moves on. To    make    matters    worse,    defenders    Craig    Reddy    and    Morgan    Rowling suffered   injuries   as   did   Aaran   Caffall   forcing   all   to   quit   the   arena   and   one hopes they are not to be long term blows.  Manager,   Josh   Evans,   brought   in   ex   Penydarren’s   Chris   Quinlan   for   his   debut with Aaron   Moreton   returning   in   central   defence   the   game   began   positively   for the   visitors   on   a   slick   artificial   surface   which   was   unforgiving   however   to misplaced    passes    and    ominously    turns    and    falls,    the    latter    normally cushioned somewhat on a natural grass surface. It   certainly   contributed   to   the   aforementioned   afternoon’s   malaise   and   to   the final, flattering scoreline for the hosts. Charles      Davies   hit   home   for   them   on   the   quarter   hour   but   from   an   off   side position   whist   for Town, Aaron Tyner   set   up   Caffall   whose   shot   was   well   saved by   Blebird’s   keeper,   Gareth   Wlliams,   shortly   after   Charlie   Sears   had   fired   just wide from twenty five yards. But    it    was    Charlie    Davies,    on    the    half    hour    who    opened    the    scoring, controversially   with   referee,   Nigel   Jones   missing   a   clear   hand   ball   in   the   build up to the strike.  Rowling   was   the   first   of   the   Town’s   injury   blows   with   a   recurrence   of   an   ankle injury    which    has    hounded    the    youngster’s    season    with    Scott    Reynolds replacing him. As    half    time    approached,        Town    lynchpin,    Craig    Reddy    hit    the    ground, suffering   a   back   injury.   He   struggled   on   to   the   whistle   but   had   to   be   replaced for the second half by Callum Tandy. But within ten frantic minutes of the restart the result of the game was decided with   first   Town   man   of   the   match   Rhodri   Thomas   firing   home   from   thirty   yards with assistance from a Williams howler. It   could   have   been   2-1   to   Town   with   a   Sears   shot   fumbled   by   Wiliams   only   to recover and prevent it crossing the line. Straight   after,   the   Bluebirds   broke   away   with   a   cross   from   the   left   to   the   near post   tucked   home   by   Tom   Beynon   followed   by   yet   another   contentious   goal with   a   pull   back   pass   across   goal   from   a   clear   off   side   position   powered   home by Brandon Withers. Their   fourth   arrived   from   the   penalty   spot   with   a   second   for   Beynon   followed   a few   minutes   later   by   Aarron   Caffell   succumbing   to   an   earlier   knock   being replaced by Leon Grant. Town   remained   defiant,   at   one   stage   earning   four   successive   corners   and Drew Langdon seeing his free kick crashing against the cross bar. A    couple    of    dangerous    crosses    failed    to    find    a    touch    before    the    hosts wrapped   it   up   with   a   breakaway   seeing   substitute   Owen   Goodenough   finish clinically. All   eyes   now   to   Friday   evening’s      local   derby      clash   against   Penrhiwceiber Rangers at Aberaman Park with a 7.30 start and a  large crowd anticipated Man of the Match:  Rhodri Thomas TEAM:    Mike   Thomas,   Aaron   Tyner,   Aaron   Moreton,   Craig   Reddy   (Callum Tandy),    Morgan    Rowling    (Scott    Reynolds),    Gethin    Jones,    Charlie    Sears, Rhodri Thomas, Chris Quinlan, Aarran Caffell (Leon Grant), Drew Langdon Subs not used: Dean Raven, Chris Reddy
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