After   another   week   of   inclement   weather,   with   snow   thrown   in   for   good   measure,   Town   are   incredibly   this   season,   still   waiting   to play a league fixture in front of their home fans.   Late   in   the   day,   the   Friday   night   fixture   was   reversed   and   played   on   Ynysgerwn’s   home   patch   in   Llandarcy.      This   was   to   be   the   first   occasion   that   these   two   teams had met in competitive football with a deserved victory for the hosts who dominated the first half but with the second half producing a more competitive tussle. With   several   players   unavailable   from   the   victory   over   Porth,   in   came   Jordan   Yanez   to   central   defence   with   Matthew   Glassey   stepping   into   midfield   and   Martin Phillips returning between the sticks. In the formative period of the Josh Evans regime, continual changes to a team still finding its feet is proving an extra hurdle and it will take time for the squad to gel . Ynys   were   the   polar   opposite   with   most   of   the   squad   having   come   through   the   pyramid   to   reach   the   Welsh   League   and   displaying   the   cohesion   expected.   They     were immediately on the front foot with Phillips in early action tipping over a Dan Lewis effort.  Their   midfield   was   quick   to   close   down   meaning   the   Town   back   four   were   kept   under   the   cosh   but   with   Jordan   Yanez   and   man   of   the   match,   Morgan   Rowling determined   in   defence   and   Simon   Morgan   and   Callum   Tandy   solid   on   the   flanks,   the   hosts   were   kept   at   bay   restricting   them   to   long   range   shots   with   the   closest being one that rattled the cross bar.  The pressure finally told in the 25th minute when a slick cross from the right was met by the dangerous Dan Lewis who rifled home for the opener. Ynys kept peppering the Town goal with little respite and this period saw Phillips pull off a point blank save moments after having received treatment for a leg injury. Town   at   last   began   to   string   some   decent   moves   together   and   as   the   interval   approached   there   were   hopes   that   if   the   deficit   could   be   held   to   one   then   there   were hopes   for   a   second   period   recovery.   However   they   were   dashed   on   the   stroke   of   half   time   when   a   sloppily   placed   free   kick   saw   Ynys   quickly   break   and   leave   Ryan Morris free to notch their second. This was followed by immediate disaster straight after he break with Ynys getting a third, ending the game as a contest. The   introduction   of   Jack   Stait   gave   more   energy   to   the   front   line   and   the   second   half   proved   a   far   tighter   affair   with   Craig   Reddy   and Arron   Cavell   prominent.   Kieran Bairstow   entered   the   fray   and   made   an   immediately   positive   impact,   with   the   close   season   efforts   he   has   made   to   physically   attune   to   football   at   this   level   apparent to all. Cruelly,   Town   were   undone   with   a   fourth   during   the   dying   embers   of   the   game   possibly   flattering   the   hosts   but   Evans   can   take   comfort   from   a   far   more   cohesive second period as he works the jigsaw of team building Man of the Match:  Morgan Rowling TEAM:    Martyn   Phillips,   Callum   Tandy,   Morgan   Rowling   (Kieron   Bairstow   70),   Joran   Yanez,   Simon   Morgan,   Gethin   Jones   (Kieran   Rosser   ‘60),   Craig   Reddy, Matthew Glassey, Dean Raven, Adam Jones (Jack Stait ‘46), Aarran Caffell Subs not used: Dan Cushion, Leon Grant
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Friday 15 November 2019 (7.30pm) | Report by Richard Rowlands | Photo by David Sweet
After   another   week   of   inclement   weather,   with   snow   thrown   in for    good    measure,    Town    are    incredibly    this    season,    still waiting to play a league fixture in front of their home fans.   Late    in    the    day,    the    Friday    night    fixture    was    reversed    and    played    on Ynysgerwn’s   home   patch   in   Llandarcy.      This   was   to   be   the   first   occasion   that these   two   teams   had   met   in   competitive   football   with   a   deserved   victory   for the   hosts   who   dominated   the   first   half   but   with   the   second   half   producing   a more competitive tussle. With   several   players   unavailable   from   the   victory   over   Porth,   in   came   Jordan Yanez   to   central   defence   with   Matthew   Glassey   stepping   into   midfield   and Martin Phillips returning between the sticks. In   the   formative   period   of   the   Josh   Evans   regime,   continual   changes   to   a team   still   finding   its   feet   is   proving   an   extra   hurdle   and   it   will   take   time   for   the squad to gel . Ynys   were   the   polar   opposite   with   most   of   the   squad   having   come   through the    pyramid    to    reach    the    Welsh    League    and    displaying    the    cohesion expected.   They      were   immediately   on   the   front   foot   with   Phillips   in   early action tipping over a Dan Lewis effort.  Their   midfield   was   quick   to   close   down   meaning   the   Town   back   four   were kept   under   the   cosh   but   with   Jordan   Yanez   and   man   of   the   match,   Morgan Rowling   determined   in   defence   and   Simon   Morgan   and   Callum   Tandy   solid on   the   flanks,   the   hosts   were   kept   at   bay   restricting   them   to   long   range   shots with the closest being one that rattled the cross bar.  The   pressure   finally   told   in   the   25th   minute   when   a   slick   cross   from   the   right was met by the dangerous Dan Lewis who rifled home for the opener. Ynys   kept   peppering   the   Town   goal   with   little   respite   and   this   period   saw Phillips   pull   off   a   point   blank   save   moments   after   having   received   treatment for a leg injury. Town   at   last   began   to   string   some   decent   moves   together   and   as   the   interval approached   there   were   hopes   that   if   the   deficit   could   be   held   to   one   then there   were   hopes   for   a   second   period   recovery.   However   they   were   dashed on   the   stroke   of   half   time   when   a   sloppily   placed   free   kick   saw   Ynys   quickly break and leave Ryan Morris free to notch their second. This   was   followed   by   immediate   disaster   straight   after   he   break   with   Ynys getting a third, ending the game as a contest. The   introduction   of   Jack   Stait   gave   more   energy   to   the   front   line   and   the second   half   proved   a   far   tighter   affair   with   Craig   Reddy   and   Arron   Cavell prominent.    Kieran    Bairstow    entered    the    fray    and    made    an    immediately positive   impact,   with   the   close   season   efforts   he   has   made   to   physically attune to football at this level apparent to all. Cruelly, Town   were   undone   with   a   fourth   during   the   dying   embers   of   the   game possibly   flattering   the   hosts   but   Evans   can   take   comfort   from   a   far   more cohesive second period as he works the jigsaw of team building Man of the Match:  Morgan Rowling TEAM:    Martyn   Phillips,   Callum   Tandy,   Morgan   Rowling   (Kieron   Bairstow 70),   Joran   Yanez,   Simon   Morgan,   Gethin   Jones   (Kieran   Rosser   ‘60),   Craig Reddy,   Matthew   Glassey,   Dean   Raven,   Adam   Jones   (Jack   Stait   ‘46),   Aarran Caffell Subs not used: Dan Cushion, Leon Grant
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Friday 15 November 2019 (7.30pm) | Report by Richard Rowlands | Photo by David Sweet