Aberdare   fell   to   a   heavy   defeat   at   the   hands   of   the   high   flying   Bluebirds   at   their   Ystrad   Mynach   home   but   there   were   signs, especially   in   the   second   half   that   a   stronger   belief   in   their   own   ability   may   materialize   with   some   pleasing   passages   of   play   which   on another day, may have produced that vital ingredient, goals. Manager,   Josh   Evans   made   five   changes   for   this   encounter   with   Leon   Grant,   Matt   Owen,   Arron   Moreton   and   Jack   Stait   coming   in   and   a   starting   debut   for   Rhodri Thomas. Both   sides   began   hesitantly   but   as   the   game   progressed   Craig   Reddy,   Stait   and   Town’s   man   of   the   match,   Aarran   Caffell   began   to   construct   some   flowing   moves. However,   it   was   the   hosts   who   proved   quicker   and   more   precise   in   their   movement   and   keeper,   Martyn   Phillips   was   forced   into   a   superb   double   save   to   deny   the Bluebirds the lead, followed up minutes later with a fine tip over the bar. This   only   acted   in   giving   them   added   determination   to   get   that   vital   breakthrough   and   this   arrived   in   the   25th   minute   with   a   fierce,   angled   Owen   Davies   shot   from      the left of goal hitting the back of the net. Sensing   a   productive   afternoon,   the   hosts   went   for   the   jugular   with   a   rasping   effort   steered   just   wide   and   a   clear   call   for   a   penalty   with   Phillips   colliding   into   an onrushing forward waved away by the referee. They   were   not   to   be   denied   for   long   with   their   star   man,   Gareth   Hole   notching   their   second.   In   what   were   fast   becoming   rare   breaks   into   the   opposition   half,   Caffell went close with a fifteen yard drive. As   in   the   previous   game   it   was   an   unforced   error   on   the   cusp   of   half   time   that   gifted   Trethomas   a   third   with   Alfie   Jones   firing   home   with   a   stunning   strike   from   the edge of the box. The   first   chance   of   the   second   period   fell   to   Town   when   the   busy   Caffell   set   up   Leon   Grant   only   to   see   his   effort   well   held.   But   any   lingering   hopes   that   Town   could claw   their   way   back   was   dashed   with   a   suicidal   defensive   ball   across   the   penalty   box   snapped   up   by   the   alert Alfie   Jones   who   had   the   simple   task   of   steering   home for their fourth and his second. Dean Raven replaced Grant and was soon in the action, setting up Caffell who fired narrowly wide. At   last, Town   were   beginning   to   string   some   good   moves   together   and   a   fifteen   minute   spell   saw   several   promising   attacks   result,   but   as   is   becoming   too   frustratingly common, lacking an instinctive, goal resulting finish. As   so   often   happens,   a   quick   opposition   break   saw   Gary   Hole   grab   the   fifth   but   far   too   late   in   the   day,   Town   finally   got   on   the   scoresheet   with   Raven   supplying   a defence splitting ball for Caffell to shuffle home, fully deserved for Town’s most decisive forward. But   the   final   flourish   belonged   to   Trethomas   seeing Adam   Johns   wrap   up   the   scoring.      Still   to   play   their   first   home   league   game   of   the   season,   next   Saturday   sees the visit of Chepstow Town  to the Park and one hopes playing in front of a home crowd will lift the players  and help realize their potential Man of the Match:  Aarran Caffell TEAM:    Martyn   Phillips,   Callum   Tandy   (Matthew   Glassey),   Morgan   Rowling,   Aaron   Moreton,   Simon   Morgan   (Jordan   Yanez),   Rhodri   Thomas,   Craig   Reddy,   Matt Owen, Leon Grant (Dean Raven), Aarran Caffell, Jack Stait Subs not used: Kieron Bairstow, Mike Thomas
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Saturday 23 November 2019 (2.00pm) | Report by Richard Rowlands | Photo by Club archive
Aberdare   fell   to   a   heavy   defeat   at   the   hands   of   the   high   flying Bluebirds   at   their   Ystrad   Mynach   home   but   there   were   signs, especially   in   the   second   half   that   a   stronger   belief   in   their   own ability   may   materialize   with   some   pleasing   passages   of   play which     on     another     day,     may     have     produced     that     vital ingredient, goals. Manager,   Josh   Evans   made   five   changes   for   this   encounter   with   Leon   Grant, Matt   Owen,   Arron   Moreton   and   Jack   Stait   coming   in   and   a   starting   debut   for Rhodri Thomas. Both   sides   began   hesitantly   but   as   the   game   progressed   Craig   Reddy,   Stait and Town’s   man   of   the   match, Aarran   Caffell   began   to   construct   some   flowing moves.   However,   it   was   the   hosts   who   proved   quicker   and   more   precise   in their   movement   and   keeper,   Martyn   Phillips   was   forced   into   a   superb   double save   to   deny   the   Bluebirds   the   lead,   followed   up   minutes   later   with   a   fine   tip over the bar. This    only    acted    in    giving    them    added    determination    to    get    that    vital breakthrough   and   this   arrived   in   the   25th   minute   with   a   fierce,   angled   Owen Davies shot from  the left of goal hitting the back of the net. Sensing   a   productive   afternoon,   the   hosts   went   for   the   jugular   with   a   rasping effort   steered   just   wide   and   a   clear   call   for   a   penalty   with   Phillips   colliding   into an onrushing forward waved away by the referee. They   were   not   to   be   denied   for   long   with   their   star   man,   Gareth   Hole   notching their   second.   In   what   were   fast   becoming   rare   breaks   into   the   opposition   half, Caffell went close with a fifteen yard drive. As   in   the   previous   game   it   was   an   unforced   error   on   the   cusp   of   half   time   that gifted   Trethomas   a   third   with   Alfie   Jones   firing   home   with   a   stunning   strike from the edge of the box. The   first   chance   of   the   second   period   fell   to   Town   when   the   busy   Caffell   set up   Leon   Grant   only   to   see   his   effort   well   held.   But   any   lingering   hopes   that Town   could   claw   their   way   back   was   dashed   with   a   suicidal   defensive   ball across   the   penalty   box   snapped   up   by   the   alert   Alfie   Jones   who   had   the simple task of steering home for their fourth and his second. Dean   Raven   replaced   Grant   and   was   soon   in   the   action,   setting   up   Caffell who fired narrowly wide. At   last,   Town   were   beginning   to   string   some   good   moves   together   and   a fifteen   minute   spell   saw   several   promising   attacks   result,   but   as   is   becoming too frustratingly common, lacking an instinctive, goal resulting finish. As   so   often   happens,   a   quick   opposition   break   saw   Gary   Hole   grab   the   fifth but   far   too   late   in   the   day,   Town   finally   got   on   the   scoresheet   with   Raven supplying   a   defence   splitting   ball   for   Caffell   to   shuffle   home,   fully   deserved   for Town’s most decisive forward. But   the   final   flourish   belonged   to   Trethomas   seeing Adam   Johns   wrap   up   the scoring.        Still    to    play    their    first    home    league    game    of    the    season,    next Saturday   sees   the   visit   of   Chepstow Town      to   the   Park   and   one   hopes   playing in front of a home crowd will lift the players  and help realize their potential Man of the Match:  Aarran Caffell TEAM:    Martyn   Phillips,   Callum   Tandy   (Matthew   Glassey),   Morgan   Rowling, Aaron    Moreton,    Simon    Morgan    (Jordan    Yanez),    Rhodri    Thomas,    Craig Reddy, Matt Owen, Leon Grant (Dean Raven), Aarran Caffell, Jack Stait Subs not used: Kieron Bairstow, Mike Thomas
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Saturday 23 November 2019 (2.00pm) | Report by Richard Rowlands | Photo by Club archive