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Fri 20 September 2019 (7.30pm) | Welsh League Division Two
Match Report by Richard Rowlands With   a   future   incumbent   not   yet   in   place,   caretaker      Manager   ,   Martyn   Phillips   continued   to   take   the   reins   ,   but   now   shorn   of   the      previous   coaching   staff   who   during   the   week      moved on to pastures new at FC Tredegar. Facing   unbeaten   City   at   their   Newport   Stadium   home,   suggested   a   difficult   night   ahead   and   for   this   Friday   floodlit   game   Phillips   brought   in   Cory   Thomas,   David   Owen   and   Ellis Whitcombe in a 4-4-2 formation.   The   travelling   faithful   were   rewarded   with   maybe   not   a   result,   denied   them   in   the   final   minute,   but   with   a   wholehearted   display   from   every   player   and   there   is   no   doubt   if   they continue   in   this   vein   then   a   climb   up   the   table   is   well   on   the   cards. A   performance   like   this   begins   at   the   back   and   the   heroics   of   keeper   Mike   Thomas   was   probably   as   good   as   he has ever produced with some absolutely stunning saves. His night’s work began almost immediately tipping a screamer over the bar followed minutes later by yet another fine stop. The   first   twenty   saw   Newport   in   the   ascendancy   with   Aberdare   restricted   to   rare   forays   into   the   last   third   with   Drew   Langdon   again   to   the   fore   with   some   dazzling   runs.   Generally though   they   were   finding   it   hard   to   create   cohesion   though   they   did   find   the   net   from   an Andrew   Fenaroli   long   throw   put   home   by Thomas   only   to   see   referee   Graham   Evans   blow   up for an infringement. As   the   half   progressed, Town   began   to   develop   some   dangerous   moves   with   Dylan   Jones   and   Ellis   Whitcombe   picking   up   the   pieces   in   midfield   with   the   former   bringing   the   best   out of   ex   Frome   Town   keeper,   Tom   Pass.   It   was   a   great   tussle   with   the   few   chances   for   either   side   going   begging   with   the   best   on   the   stroke   of   half   time   falling   to   City’s   Jack   Whiting who skewed his shot from just yards out to the relief of the visitors. The   second   half   saw   City,   knowing   a   win   would   put   them   top   of   the   league   ,   pressing   hard   with   young   Billy   Sinclair   creating   space   and   Thomas      forced   into   a   brace   of   excellent saves.   Town   suffered   a   blow   with   young   centre   back   Morgan   Rowling   receiving   a   blow   and   with   it   a   reshuffle   at   the   back   with   Scott   Griffiths   joining   Fenaroli   at   the   heart   of   the defence and Matt Owen falling back to allow Dan Cushion to take up the right wing role. Town   came   close   to   opening   the   scoring   with   Dean   Raven   firing   wide   from   an   acute   angle   but   it   was   at   the   other   end   that   the   opener   came   with   Josh   Cornett   heading   home   from   a right   wing   cross   for   a   67th   minute   lead.   But   it   was   to   be   short   lived   with   a   long   kick   out   by Thomas   deep   into   the   Newport   half   finding   the   head   of   their   centre   back   Dean   Palmer   who misjudged the height to see his defensive header travel  back looping over the  head of his stranded keeper into the net. In   their   next   attacking   move,   Cushion   scampered   down   the   right   flank   his   cross   causing   chaos   in   the   City   defence   ,   partially   cleared   to   Cory   Thomas   who   from   15   yards   saw   his fierce drive thud against an upright to safety. Thomas , who had been carrying a knock from the first period was forced to leave the scene of battle to be replaced by Simon Morgan. Into   the   final   ten   and   a   ball   into   the   City   box   was   deemed   to   have   been   handled   and   up   stepped   Dean   Raven.   His   penalty   was   firmly   struck   but   to   the   cheers   of   the   home   support   , was   well   saved   by   Pass.   This   golden   opportunity   had   come   and   gone   and   as   luck   seems   to   have   it   when   you   are   down   a   rapid   break   by   Town   involving   four   players   saw   the   non- stop Dylan Jones pulled up for off side . With   little   time   to   reorganize   the   ball   was   punted   upfield   and   as   David   Owen   tried   to   shepherd   the   ball   his   opponent   ghosted   through   ,   and   crossed   to   see   a   City   player   prod   home for a 90th minute winner. A   bitter   ending   to   the   game   but   the   lads   can   take   a   lot   out   of   this   match   receiving   warm   applause   from   an   appreciative   home   crowd   who   found   it   hard   to   believe   that   at   this   stage   a full fifteen places lies between both teams.                           TEAM:    Mike   Thomas,   David   Owen,   Morgan   Rowling   (Dan   Cushion), Andrew   Fenaroli,   Scott   Griffiths,   Dylan   Jones,   Ellis   Whitcombe,   Drew   Langdon,   Dean   Raven,   Matt   Owen,   Cory Thomas (Simon Morgan) Subs not used: Kieron Bairstow, Kevin Connelly, Martyn Phillips
Harrent Propeties MotM >> Mike Thomas
Match Report by Richard Rowlands With   a   future   incumbent   not   yet   in   place,   caretaker      Manager   ,   Martyn   Phillips continued   to   take   the   reins   ,   but   now   shorn   of   the      previous   coaching   staff   who during the week  moved on to pastures new at FC Tredegar. Facing   unbeaten   City   at   their   Newport   Stadium   home,   suggested   a   difficult night   ahead   and   for   this   Friday   floodlit   game   Phillips   brought   in   Cory   Thomas, David Owen and Ellis Whitcombe in a 4-4-2 formation.   The   travelling   faithful   were   rewarded   with   maybe   not   a   result,   denied   them   in the   final   minute,   but   with   a   wholehearted   display   from   every   player   and   there   is no   doubt   if   they   continue   in   this   vein   then   a   climb   up   the   table   is   well   on   the cards.   A   performance   like   this   begins   at   the   back   and   the   heroics   of   keeper Mike   Thomas   was   probably   as   good   as   he   has   ever   produced   with   some absolutely   stunning   saves.   His   night’s   work   began   almost   immediately   tipping a screamer over the bar followed minutes later by yet another fine stop. The   first   twenty   saw   Newport   in   the   ascendancy   with   Aberdare   restricted   to rare   forays   into   the   last   third   with   Drew   Langdon   again   to   the   fore   with   some dazzling   runs.   Generally   though   they   were   finding   it   hard   to   create   cohesion though   they   did   find   the   net   from   an   Andrew   Fenaroli   long   throw   put   home   by Thomas only to see referee Graham Evans blow up for an infringement. As   the   half   progressed,   Town   began   to   develop   some   dangerous   moves   with Dylan   Jones   and   Ellis   Whitcombe   picking   up   the   pieces   in   midfield   with   the former   bringing   the   best   out   of   ex   Frome   Town   keeper,   Tom   Pass.   It   was   a great   tussle   with   the   few   chances   for   either   side   going   begging   with   the   best on   the   stroke   of   half   time   falling   to   City’s   Jack   Whiting   who   skewed   his   shot from just yards out to the relief of the visitors. The   second   half   saw   City,   knowing   a   win   would   put   them   top   of   the   league   , pressing   hard   with   young   Billy   Sinclair   creating   space   and   Thomas      forced   into a   brace   of   excellent   saves.   Town   suffered   a   blow   with   young   centre   back Morgan   Rowling   receiving   a   blow   and   with   it   a   reshuffle   at   the   back   with   Scott Griffiths   joining   Fenaroli   at   the   heart   of   the   defence   and   Matt   Owen   falling   back to allow Dan Cushion to take up the right wing role. Town   came   close   to   opening   the   scoring   with   Dean   Raven   firing   wide   from   an acute   angle   but   it   was   at   the   other   end   that   the   opener   came   with   Josh   Cornett heading   home   from   a   right   wing   cross   for   a   67th   minute   lead.   But   it   was   to   be short   lived   with   a   long   kick   out   by   Thomas   deep   into   the   Newport   half   finding the   head   of   their   centre   back   Dean   Palmer   who   misjudged   the   height   to   see his   defensive   header   travel      back   looping   over   the      head   of   his   stranded keeper into the net. In   their   next   attacking   move,   Cushion   scampered   down   the   right   flank   his cross   causing   chaos   in   the   City   defence   ,   partially   cleared   to   Cory   Thomas who   from   15   yards   saw   his   fierce   drive   thud   against   an   upright   to   safety. Thomas   ,   who   had   been   carrying   a   knock   from   the   first   period   was   forced   to leave the scene of battle to be replaced by Simon Morgan. Into   the   final   ten   and   a   ball   into   the   City   box   was   deemed   to   have   been handled   and   up   stepped   Dean   Raven.   His   penalty   was   firmly   struck   but   to   the cheers   of   the   home   support   ,   was   well   saved   by   Pass.   This   golden   opportunity had   come   and   gone   and   as   luck   seems   to   have   it   when   you   are   down   a   rapid break   by   Town   involving   four   players   saw   the   non-stop   Dylan   Jones   pulled   up for off side . With   little   time   to   reorganize   the   ball   was   punted   upfield   and   as   David   Owen tried   to   shepherd   the   ball   his   opponent   ghosted   through   ,   and   crossed   to   see   a City player prod home for a 90th minute winner. A   bitter   ending   to   the   game   but   the   lads   can   take   a   lot   out   of   this   match receiving   warm   applause   from   an   appreciative   home   crowd   who   found   it   hard to believe that at this stage a full fifteen places lies between both teams.                           TEAM:    Mike   Thomas,   David   Owen,   Morgan   Rowling   (Dan   Cushion),   Andrew Fenaroli,   Scott   Griffiths,   Dylan   Jones,   Ellis   Whitcombe,   Drew   Langdon,   Dean Raven, Matt Owen, Cory Thomas (Simon Morgan) Subs not used: Kieron Bairstow, Kevin Connelly, Martyn Phillips
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versus
Fri 20 September 2019 (7.30pm) | Welsh League Division Two
Newport City Cornett, TBC
2
1
Aberdare Town -
Harrent Propeties MotM >> Mike Thomas