The   highly   anticipated   return   to   competitive   action   came   crashing   down   for   Aberdare   as   their   local   derby   in   the   first qualifying   round   of   the   Welsh   Cup   against   the   nearest   of   neighbours,   Cwmbach   Royal   Stars,   saw   them   bow   out   of the competition in the opening game. It   was   a   game   that Aber   never   really   got   going   in   with   the   visitors   the   deserved   winners,   and   if   it   hadn’t   been   for   the   heroics   of debutant goalkeeper Joe Regan the game would have been won in normal time. With   an   almost   whole   new Aberdare   squad   making   their   first   starts   for   the   Club   it   was   Cwmbach   who   started   the   quickest   and after   just   four   minutes   Scott   Reader,   forced   to   play   in   defence   with   absentees   giving   boss   Terry   FItzpatrick   a   selection dilemma, had to react quick to block. On   9   minutes   Correy   Roberts   tried   a   long   shot   from   distance   which   was   easily   held   by   Regan   and   the   dangerous   Roberts would go close again moments later as he shot just past the far post going across goal. Against   the   run   of   play Aberdare   found   themselves   ahead   on   22   minutes   as   the   young   Noah   Searl,   making   his   senior   debut, burst through after a fine through ball from Ryan Boulton and calmly slotted home under the dive of ‘keeper Chris Bristow. The Aberdare   fans,   starved   of   football   for   so   long   through   the   pandemic   hoped   that   the   goal   would   settle   the   nerves   and   the team   would   kick   on   but   sadly   it   only   seemed   to   give   Cwmbach   more   impetous   and   on   32   minutes   parity   was   restored   as   a corner by Tyler Hollidge was swept home at the near post by Joe Fraser.
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Match Report Aberdare Town 1 Cwmbach 1
by Ian Pearce
Saturday 10th July 2021 | 14:00 | Aberaman Park
Aberdare 1-1 Cwmbach Cwmbach won 4-2 on penalties
JOE REGAN
LINE-UP
1 Joe REGAN 2 Dan Cushion 4 Abs Camara 5 Scott Reader 6 Dan Simms 7 Ryan Boulton 8 Ellis Whitcombe 9 Noah Searl 10 Will Eastwood 11 Sanna Jawo 17 Simon Grmay
SUBSTITUTES 3 Liam Pryor 12 Aaron Rees 14 Dylan Jones 15 Oumar Traore 16 Yusuf Ali REFEREE Vasilica Ciuplea
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Player of the Match
Moments   later   Aberdare   should   have   got   themselves   back   in   front   as   Dan   Simms,   a   signing   in   midweek   from   Cambrian   & Clydach, released Boulton on the right and his cross reached Will Eastwood who fired over the bar when well placed. Before   the   break   there   was   another   great   chance   for   Searl   to   add   his   second   of   the   game   as   he   robbed   the   last   defender   and struck a powerful shot from distance which stung the palms of Bristow but he managed to turn it away from danger. After   the   break   the   visitors   stepped   it   up   a   gear   and   Regan   made   a   great   save   to   deny   Sam   Jenkins   after   a   misplaced   place in midfield. 10   minutes   into   the   second   period   Cwmbach   were   given   a   great   chance   to   take   the   lead   as   a   poor   pass   by   Dan   Cushion   was intercepted   and   after   a   striker   rounded   Regan   he   shot   across   goal   but   just   as   Jenkins   was   about   to   shoot   he   was   tripped   by Cushion   and   a   spot   kick   was   given.      Up   stepped   Hollidge   but   Regan   flung   himself   to   his   right   and   turned   the   ball   away   to   the delight of the home fans. Disaster   struck   for   Aber   on   77   minutes   as   Oumar   Traore,   who   had   only   come   onto   the   pitch   5   minutes   earlier   to   replace   the injured   Abs   Camara,   had   to   leave   the   action   following   a   heavy   challenge   by   Nathan   Jenkins   meaning   the   hosts   had   to   play the last 13 minutes of the game with just 10 men having already used all three substitutes. Jenkins   almost   scored   from   distance   with   an   incredible   effort   and   with   time   almost   up Aber   had   their   final   chance   of   the   game as Eastwood broke through the offside trap but saw his shot blocked. And so, with no extra time this year, the game went straight to penalties. First   up   was   Joe   Fraser   for   Cwmbach   who   scored   his   spot   kick   well,   Will   Eastwood   was   first   up   for Aber   but   he   saw   his   shot saved   by   Bristow   before   Jordan   Thomas   netted   the   visitors   second.      Reader   netted   a   coolly   taken   kick   to   register Aberdare’s first   and   then   Nathan   Jenkins   saw   his   shot   well   saved   by   Regan.      Aberdare’s   keeper   stepped   up   next   but   he   saw   his   kick saved,   only   for   the   referee   to   deem   Bristow   had   moved   too   early   and   forced   a   re-take   which   this   time   Regan   dispatched   to bring it back to 2-2. The   tie   was   on   a   knife   edge   and   Matthew   Jones   converted   for   the   Stars   before   Yusuf   Ali   came   forward   for   the   hosts   but   his shot   was   saved   and   it   was   left   to   Hollidge   to   atone   for   his   earlier   spot   kick   miss   to   score   and   send   the   Royal   Stars   deservedly into the next round. We   wish   Cwmbach   all   the   best   for   the   rest   of   the   competition   and   for   the   season   ahead   while   Aberdare   have   plenty   of   work ahead of them before the next game in the FAW Trophy against the Butchers Arms.
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The   highly   anticipated   return   to   competitive   action came    crashing    down    for    Aberdare    as    their    local derby   in   the   first   qualifying   round   of   the   Welsh   Cup against   the   nearest   of   neighbours,   Cwmbach   Royal Stars,   saw   them   bow   out   of   the   competition   in   the opening game. It   was   a   game   that   Aber   never   really   got   going   in   with the   visitors   the   deserved   winners,   and   if   it   hadn’t   been for   the   heroics   of   debutant   goalkeeper   Joe   Regan   the game would have been won in normal time. With   an   almost   whole   new Aberdare   squad   making   their first   starts   for   the   Club   it   was   Cwmbach   who   started   the quickest    and    after    just    four    minutes    Scott    Reader, forced   to   play   in   defence   with   absentees   giving   boss Terry   FItzpatrick   a   selection   dilemma,   had   to   react   quick to block. On   9   minutes   Correy   Roberts   tried   a   long   shot   from distance    which    was    easily    held    by    Regan    and    the dangerous    Roberts    would    go    close    again    moments later as he shot just past the far post going across goal. Against    the    run    of    play   Aberdare    found    themselves ahead   on   22   minutes   as   the   young   Noah   Searl,   making his   senior   debut,   burst   through   after   a   fine   through   ball from   Ryan   Boulton   and   calmly   slotted   home   under   the dive of ‘keeper Chris Bristow. The    Aberdare    fans,    starved    of    football    for    so    long through   the   pandemic   hoped   that   the   goal   would   settle the   nerves   and   the   team   would   kick   on   but   sadly   it   only seemed   to   give   Cwmbach   more   impetous   and   on   32 minutes    parity    was    restored    as    a    corner    by    Tyler Hollidge    was    swept    home    at    the    near    post    by    Joe Fraser.
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Match Report Aberdare Town 1 Cwmbach 1
by Ian Pearce
Saturday 10th July 2021 | 14:00 | Aberaman Park
Aberdare 1-1 Cwmbach Cwmbach won 4-2 on penalties
JOE REGAN
Player of the Match
LINE-UP
1 Joe REGAN 2 Dan Cushion 4 Abs Camara 5 Scott Reader 6 Dan Simms 7 Ryan Boulton 8 Ellis Whitcombe 9 Noah Searl 10 Will Eastwood 11 Sanna Jawo 17 Simon Grmay
SUBSTITUTES 3 Liam Pryor 12 Aaron Rees 14 Dylan Jones 15 Oumar Traore 16 Yusuf Ali REFEREE Vasilica Ciuplea
Moments    later   Aberdare    should    have    got    themselves back   in   front   as   Dan   Simms,   a   signing   in   midweek   from Cambrian   &   Clydach,   released   Boulton   on   the   right   and his   cross   reached   Will   Eastwood   who   fired   over   the   bar when well placed. Before   the   break   there   was   another   great   chance   for Searl   to   add   his   second   of   the   game   as   he   robbed   the last   defender   and   struck   a   powerful   shot   from   distance which   stung   the   palms   of   Bristow   but   he   managed   to turn it away from danger. After   the   break   the   visitors   stepped   it   up   a   gear   and Regan   made   a   great   save   to   deny   Sam   Jenkins   after   a misplaced place in midfield. 10   minutes   into   the   second   period   Cwmbach   were   given a   great   chance   to   take   the   lead   as   a   poor   pass   by   Dan Cushion    was    intercepted    and    after    a    striker    rounded Regan    he    shot    across    goal    but    just    as    Jenkins    was about   to   shoot   he   was   tripped   by   Cushion   and   a   spot kick   was   given.      Up   stepped   Hollidge   but   Regan   flung himself    to    his    right    and    turned    the    ball    away    to    the delight of the home fans. Disaster struck for Aber on 77 minutes as Oumar Traore, who   had   only   come   onto   the   pitch   5   minutes   earlier   to replace   the   injured Abs   Camara,   had   to   leave   the   action following   a   heavy   challenge   by   Nathan   Jenkins   meaning the   hosts   had   to   play   the   last   13   minutes   of   the   game with     just     10     men     having     already     used     all     three substitutes. Jenkins   almost   scored   from   distance   with   an   incredible effort    and    with    time    almost    up    Aber    had    their    final chance   of   the   game   as   Eastwood   broke   through   the offside trap but saw his shot blocked. And   so,   with   no   extra   time   this   year,   the   game   went straight to penalties. First   up   was   Joe   Fraser   for   Cwmbach   who   scored   his spot   kick   well,   Will   Eastwood   was   first   up   for Aber   but   he saw   his   shot   saved   by   Bristow   before   Jordan   Thomas netted   the   visitors   second.      Reader   netted   a   coolly   taken kick   to   register Aberdare’s   first   and   then   Nathan   Jenkins saw   his   shot   well   saved   by   Regan.      Aberdare’s   keeper stepped   up   next   but   he   saw   his   kick   saved,   only   for   the referee   to   deem   Bristow   had   moved   too   early   and   forced a   re-take   which   this   time   Regan   dispatched   to   bring   it back to 2-2. The    tie    was    on    a    knife    edge    and    Matthew    Jones converted   for   the   Stars   before   Yusuf   Ali   came   forward for   the   hosts   but   his   shot   was   saved   and   it   was   left   to Hollidge   to   atone   for   his   earlier   spot   kick   miss   to   score and    send    the    Royal    Stars    deservedly    into    the    next round. We    wish    Cwmbach    all    the    best    for    the    rest    of    the competition   and   for   the   season   ahead   while   Aberdare have   plenty   of   work   ahead   of   them   before   the   next   game in the FAW Trophy against the Butchers Arms.
Photo by Jack Sweet