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versus
Treowen Stars Price 2, Griffiths
3
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Aberdare Town -
Sat 7 September 2019 (2.30pm) | Welsh League Division Two
Match Report by Richard Rowlands Winless   and   scoreless   after   two   heavy   league   defeats,   out   of   two   cup   competitions   before   the   end   of August,   all   this   following   on   from   relegation   last   season   saw   manager   Simon Jones sacked from his duties at Aberaman Park after this game. The   mediocrity   over   several   campaigns   had   given   Simon   acknowledged   problems   in   recruiting   players   with   the   quality   required,   and   thoughts   that   a   step   down   in   division   would stabilize things have gone badly awry. The club thank him for his unquestioned commitment over a difficult period in the club’s history. As   for   the   this   game,   but   for   the   heroics   of   keeper   and   man   of   the   match,   Mike   Thomas,   the   defeat   could   have   been   heavier   and   when   intermittent   clear   chances   presented themselves   at   crucial   times   during   the   game,   no   one   was   able   to   apply   the   finishing   touch,   adding   to   the   frustration   and   fall   off   in   confidence   spreading   throughout   the   team      and leading to an inevitable conclusion. Brad   Lewis   came   in   to   the   starting   eleven   with   Morgan   Rowling   making   his   starting   debut   in   a   three   man   back   line   accompanied   by   Scott   Griffiths   and   Levi   Jones. These   three   put   in a sterling performance but with Treowen bossing  the  midfield they were subject to repeated pressure , especially from the right flank from which attacks consistently emanated. Aberdare   held   out   for   half   an   hour   during   which   period   only   one   chance   fell   to   Town   with   Kevin   Connolly   striking   narrowly   wide   from   an   angle   in   the   aftermath   of   a   corner,      only partially cleared. Treowen’s opener arrived in the 32nd  minute with the impressive Jordan Price waltzing through a retreating Town defence to snatch the lead.   Shortly   afterward,   a Thomas   save   avoided   the   doubling   of   the   lead   with   then   a   succession   of   corners   being   defended,   one   with   a   shot   cleared   off   the   line   as Treowen   ramped   up   the pressure. Right   on   half   time   Town   had   the   chance   to   even   up   matters   with   Drew   Langdon   breaking   from   just   inside   the   opponents   half   leaving   the   defence   in   his   wake   but   his   shot   past   the keeper flew wide to the left of goal. Had he converted this gilt edged chance it could have made such a difference to the half time team talk.  It   took   just   five   minutes   for   the   hosts   to   get   the   second   with   Harry   Griffiths   completely   free   at   the   back   post   nodding   in   but   not   before   a   typical   Dan   Cushion   run   saw   his   cross   reach Connolly only for his shot to be well grasped.  Those two clear chances either side of half time had proved costly & even the most ardent Town fan knew the game was up. Adam   Jones   and   Dean   Raven   came   on   to   add   firepower   at   the   expense   of   two   midfielders   but   this   only   left   to   much   a   gap   between   attack   and   defence   exerting   more   pressure   on the back line  and resulting  Thomas further tested into producing several more quality stops. He   was   helpless   to   concede   a   third   on   the   hour   with   a   second   for   Price.   Treowen   continued   in   the   ascendancy   with   Griffiths   clearing   off   the   line   and   Thomas   pulling   off   a   wonder save from a vicious , dipping volley  . A rare excursion into the home half saw Ellis Whitcombe head narrowly wide which even if converted would have been no more than a consolation. TEAM:    Mike   Thomas,   David   Owen,   Kevin   Connelly   (Adam   Jones),   Scott   Griffiths,   Levi   Jones,   Morgan   Rowling,   Dylan   Jones   (Dean   Raven),   Ellis   Whitcombe,   Dan   Cushion,   Brad Lewis, Drew Langdon (Matt Owen) Subs not used: Andrew Fenaroli, Martyn Phillips
Harrent Propeties Man of the Match >> Mike Thomas
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#UPTHETOWN
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Sat 7 September 2019 (2.30pm) | Welsh League Division Two
versus
Treowen Stars Price 2, Griffiths
3
0
Aberdare Town -
Match Report by Richard Rowlands Winless    and    scoreless    after    two    heavy    league    defeats,    out    of    two    cup competitions   before   the   end   of August,   all   this   following   on   from   relegation   last season   saw   manager   Simon   Jones   sacked   from   his   duties   at   Aberaman   Park after this game. The    mediocrity    over    several    campaigns    had    given    Simon    acknowledged problems   in   recruiting   players   with   the   quality   required,   and   thoughts   that   a step down in division would stabilize things have gone badly awry. The   club   thank   him   for   his   unquestioned   commitment   over   a   difficult   period   in the club’s history. As   for   the   this   game,   but   for   the   heroics   of   keeper   and   man   of   the   match,   Mike Thomas,    the    defeat    could    have    been    heavier    and    when    intermittent    clear chances   presented   themselves   at   crucial   times   during   the   game,   no   one   was able    to    apply    the    finishing    touch,    adding    to    the    frustration    and    fall    off    in confidence    spreading    throughout    the    team        and    leading    to    an    inevitable conclusion. Brad   Lewis   came   in   to   the   starting   eleven   with   Morgan   Rowling   making   his starting   debut   in   a   three   man   back   line   accompanied   by   Scott   Griffiths   and   Levi Jones.   These   three   put   in   a   sterling   performance   but   with   Treowen   bossing     the      midfield   they   were   subject   to   repeated   pressure   ,   especially   from   the   right flank from which attacks consistently emanated. Aberdare   held   out   for   half   an   hour   during   which   period   only   one   chance   fell   to Town   with   Kevin   Connolly   striking   narrowly   wide   from   an   angle   in   the   aftermath of a corner,  only partially cleared. Treowen’s   opener   arrived   in   the   32nd      minute   with   the   impressive   Jordan   Price waltzing through a retreating Town defence to snatch the lead.   Shortly   afterward,   a   Thomas   save   avoided   the   doubling   of   the   lead   with   then   a succession   of   corners   being   defended,   one   with   a   shot   cleared   off   the   line   as Treowen ramped up the pressure. Right   on   half   time Town   had   the   chance   to   even   up   matters   with   Drew   Langdon breaking   from   just   inside   the   opponents   half   leaving   the   defence   in   his   wake but   his   shot   past   the   keeper   flew   wide   to   the   left   of   goal.   Had   he   converted   this gilt   edged   chance   it   could   have   made   such   a   difference   to   the   half   time   team talk.  It   took   just   five   minutes   for   the   hosts   to   get   the   second   with   Harry   Griffiths completely   free   at   the   back   post   nodding   in   but   not   before   a   typical   Dan Cushion run saw his cross reach Connolly only for his shot to be well grasped.  Those   two   clear   chances   either   side   of   half   time   had   proved   costly   &   even   the most ardent Town fan knew the game was up. Adam   Jones   and   Dean   Raven   came   on   to   add   firepower   at   the   expense   of   two midfielders    but    this    only    left    to    much    a    gap    between    attack    and    defence exerting   more   pressure   on   the   back   line      and   resulting      Thomas   further   tested into producing several more quality stops. He   was   helpless   to   concede   a   third   on   the   hour   with   a   second   for   Price. Treowen   continued   in   the   ascendancy   with   Griffiths   clearing   off   the   line   and Thomas pulling off a wonder save from a vicious , dipping volley  . A   rare   excursion   into   the   home   half   saw   Ellis   Whitcombe   head   narrowly   wide which even if converted would have been no more than a consolation. TEAM:     Mike    Thomas,    David    Owen,    Kevin    Connelly    (Adam    Jones),    Scott Griffiths,    Levi    Jones,    Morgan    Rowling,    Dylan    Jones    (Dean    Raven),    Ellis Whitcombe, Dan Cushion, Brad Lewis, Drew Langdon (Matt Owen) Subs not used: Andrew Fenaroli, Martyn Phillips
Harrent Propeties MotM >> Mike Thomas