It   was   another   groundhog   day,   as   Town,   competitive   for   so   deep   into   games,   fell   away   to   goals   in   clusters,   portraying   that   lack   of belief that is so clouding their season. A good ninety minute performance remains beyond them but hopefully with a run of home games imminent, a win will give them the necessary boost. This squad is nowhere so poor as recent results would suggest and with the few recent additions, things will quickly turn round to dispel any thoughts of relegation. For   this   trip   to   the   Rhondda,   Town   were   without   their   usual   centre   back   pairings   with   Craig   Reddy,   Aaron   Moreton   and   Morgan   Rowling   side   lined   through   injury, There   were   introductions   for   Cambrian   Academy   players,   Dewi   Abbruzzese   and   Dylan   Reid   and   they   showed   enough   promise,   especially   in   the   first   half,   that   they will be valuable and hopefully longstanding acquisitions.  Reid   was   especially   quick   out   of   the   traps   with   some   excellent   runs   and   a   headed   effort   going   narrowly   wide.   But   it   was   the   hosts   carving   out   the      best   chances   with a cross flashing across goal and Town keeper, Mike Thomas out quickly to smother a Leon Anstee run and shot on goal. The   luck   was   certainly   with   the   visitors   early   on   as   Scott   Reynolds   upended   an   attacker   on   the   edge   of   the   box   with   valid   shouts   for   a   penalty   waved   away   by referee, Clive Lane. Mike Thomas pulled off a save with the feet to deny Anstee with a more orthodox use of the hand to tip over a Liam Eason thunderbolt. In   attack,   Town’s   Craig   Quinlan   forced   the   Ynyshir   defence   into   a   desperate   clearance   followed   by   a   succession   of   corners.   From   the   last   of   these   Ynyshir   broke quickly forcing Aaron Tyner to commit a “professional” foul to halt the attack and see his name enter the referee’s note book. The best chance of the half fell to Albion’s Anstee but he contrived to fire wide of a gaping net. Goalless at the break it was the home team with the early second period pressure and Town unable to get out of their half. The   stranglehold   saw   Simon   Morgan   clearing   off   the   line   but   a   game   of   ping   pong   ensued   before   the   ball   broke   to   the   left   and   Huw   McGregor   who   lobbed   home superbly for the opener. Charlie   Sears   entered   the   notebook   as   did   the Albions’   No.7      Corey   Morgan   as   things   got   heated   but   matters   soon   brightened   up   for   the   latter   as   he   hit   home   for   the second.  A third quickly followed, the scorer Scott Jones, so all of a sudden it was 3-0 and the game as a contest basically over. Town   pulled   one   back   through   top   scorer,   Drew   Langdon   shortly   after   entering   the   fray   for   the   young Abbruzzese,   who   shows   genuine   promise   at   this   so   early   stage in his career, but was to prove just a brief glimmer of hope as Albion wrapped it up with late goals for McGregor  and Craig Hughes.  The   team   however   carries   great   potential   and   with   a   half      dozen   or   so   still   not   old   enough   to   have   a   drink,   the   future   is   bright   and   your   correspondent   is   optimistic that results will turn positive.  A   chance   to   kick   start   the   season   arrives   on   Saturday   with   the   visit   of   winless Albion   Rovers   and   hopefully   with      the   return   of   some   central   defenders   to   stem   the   tide, the opportunity to create more up front will materialize. Man of the Match:  Rhodri Thomas TEAM:    Mike   Thomas, Aaron   Tyner,   Simon   Morgan,   Callum   Tandy,   Scott   Reynolds,   Rhodri   Thomas,   Charlie   Sears,   Gethin   Jones   (John   Harding),   Dewi Abbruzzese (Drew Langdon), Dylan Reid, Chris Quinlan (Aarran Caffel) Subs not used: Jack Stait, Craig Reddy
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It   was   another   groundhog   day,   as   Town,   competitive   for   so deep   into   games,   fell   away   to   goals   in   clusters,   portraying   that lack of belief that is so clouding their season. A   good   ninety   minute   performance   remains   beyond   them   but   hopefully   with   a run of home games imminent, a win will give them the necessary boost. This   squad   is   nowhere   so   poor   as   recent   results   would   suggest   and   with   the few   recent   additions,   things   will   quickly   turn   round   to   dispel   any   thoughts   of relegation. For   this   trip   to   the   Rhondda,   Town   were   without   their   usual   centre   back pairings   with   Craig   Reddy,   Aaron   Moreton   and   Morgan   Rowling   side   lined through   injury,   There   were   introductions   for   Cambrian Academy   players,   Dewi Abbruzzese   and   Dylan   Reid   and   they   showed   enough   promise,   especially   in the     first     half,     that     they     will     be     valuable     and     hopefully     longstanding acquisitions.  Reid   was   especially   quick   out   of   the   traps   with   some   excellent   runs   and   a headed   effort   going   narrowly   wide.   But   it   was   the   hosts   carving   out   the      best chances   with   a   cross   flashing   across   goal   and Town   keeper,   Mike Thomas   out quickly to smother a Leon Anstee run and shot on goal. The   luck   was   certainly   with   the   visitors   early   on   as   Scott   Reynolds   upended an   attacker   on   the   edge   of   the   box   with   valid   shouts   for   a   penalty   waved   away by   referee,   Clive   Lane.   Mike   Thomas   pulled   off   a   save   with   the   feet   to   deny Anstee   with   a   more   orthodox   use   of   the   hand   to   tip   over   a   Liam   Eason thunderbolt. In   attack,   Town’s   Craig   Quinlan   forced   the   Ynyshir   defence   into   a   desperate clearance   followed   by   a   succession   of   corners.   From   the   last   of   these   Ynyshir broke   quickly   forcing   Aaron   Tyner   to   commit   a   “professional”   foul   to   halt   the attack and see his name enter the referee’s note book. The   best   chance   of   the   half   fell   to Albion’s Anstee   but   he   contrived   to   fire   wide of a gaping net. Goalless   at   the   break   it   was   the   home   team   with   the   early   second   period pressure and Town unable to get out of their half. The   stranglehold   saw   Simon   Morgan   clearing   off   the   line   but   a   game   of   ping pong   ensued   before   the   ball   broke   to   the   left   and   Huw   McGregor   who   lobbed home superbly for the opener. Charlie   Sears   entered   the   notebook   as   did   the   Albions’   No.7      Corey   Morgan as   things   got   heated   but   matters   soon   brightened   up   for   the   latter   as   he   hit home   for   the   second.      A   third   quickly   followed,   the   scorer   Scott   Jones,   so   all of a sudden it was 3-0 and the game as a contest basically over. Town   pulled   one   back   through   top   scorer,   Drew   Langdon   shortly   after   entering the   fray   for   the   young   Abbruzzese,   who   shows   genuine   promise   at   this   so early   stage   in   his   career,   but   was   to   prove   just   a   brief   glimmer   of   hope   as Albion wrapped it up with late goals for McGregor  and Craig Hughes.  The   team   however   carries   great   potential   and   with   a   half      dozen   or   so   still   not old   enough   to   have   a   drink,   the   future   is   bright   and   your   correspondent   is optimistic that results will turn positive.  A   chance   to   kick   start   the   season   arrives   on   Saturday   with   the   visit   of   winless Albion   Rovers   and   hopefully   with      the   return   of   some   central   defenders   to stem the tide, the opportunity to create more up front will materialize. Man of the Match:  Rhodri Thomas TEAM:    Mike   Thomas,   Aaron   Tyner,   Simon   Morgan,   Callum   Tandy,   Scott Reynolds,   Rhodri   Thomas,   Charlie   Sears,   Gethin   Jones   (John   Harding),   Dewi Abbruzzese (Drew Langdon), Dylan Reid, Chris Quinlan (Aarran Caffel) Subs not used: Jack Stait, Craig Reddy
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