Finally,   it   is   so   good   to   be   able   to   report   on   a   home   win   for   Aberdare   for   the   first   time   in   18   months   which   was appreciated by the vociferous supporters. Ibby   Djilla   returned   from   injury   with   16   year   old   Brychan   Davies   making   his   first   team   debut   in   the   left   back   position,   coping   so well that he was named as Harrent Properties Player of the Match. It   was   a   whirlwind   opening   to   the   game   as   with   just   2   minutes   gone,   Aberdare   won   a   corner   which   was   not   cleared   allowing Niall Jones to find the bottom corner for the opening goal. Just a minute later and Aber notched a second as Sanna Jawo robbed a defender to stroke home with a well taken finish. Within   minutes   Grange   Albion   were   back   in   the   game   with   a   Mario   Amona   converted   penalty   and   before   the   quarter   hour were   back   on   level   terms   when   a   free   kick   from   the   left   was   headed   back   across   the   6   yard   box   for   an   easy   tap   in   for Aaron Harris. The   team   were   dealt   a   blow   as   shortly   after   the   equaliser   they   were   forced   into   a   change   with Abs   Camara   having   to   come   off through injury and was replaced by the experienced Jordan Hughes. Home   fans   were   obviously   anxious   at   having   conceed   a   two   goal   advantage   but   were   happy   again   after   22   minutes   when Aaron Rees wriggled through to make it 3-2 in what had been a hectic opening to the game.  
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Match Report Aberdare Town 4 Grange Albion 2
by Ray Pearce
Friday 27 August 2021 | 19:30 | Aberaman Park
Aberdare 4-2 Grange Albion
Brychan Davies
LINE-UP
1 Ioan Protheroe 3 Brychan Davies 4 Rhys Thomas 5 Niall Jones 6 Ellis Whitcombe 7 Sanna Jawo 8 Abs Camara 9 Aaron Rees 10 Ibby Djilla 11 Ryan Boulton 17 Simon Grmay
SUBSTITUTES 12 Noah Searl 14 Jordan Hughes 15 Yusuf Ali 16 Gabe Butts 17 Cameron McHale REFEREE Christian Soroko
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Player of the Match
The   visitors   threatened   on   35   minutes   when,   with   the   home   defence   being   denied   an   offside   decision,   Grange   hit   the   post with   only   Ioan   Protheroe   to   beat.   However,   after   Protheroe   had   made   a   low   save   on   45   minutes   an   attempt   from   Aberdare     was parried by Gareth Kennedy and Jones was there to tuck home his second for a 4-2 half-time lead. After   a   54   minute Aberdare   strike   was   disallowed   for   offside,   one   of   many   such   decisions   that   incurred   the   wrath   of   the   home followers, the away side had occasional forays which resulted with Protheroe saving with a mixture of arms and legs. Both sides made multiple substitutions as Aberdare attacked with pace and skill. The   last   10   minutes   saw   more   attacking   threat   from   both   sides   but   were   unable   to   break   through   again   and   as   so   often happens the goal laden first half with six goals finished with none at all during the second period! A   further   plus,   and   was   greeted   by   a   wonderful   reception   from   the   crowd,   was   the   introduction   of   Gabe   Butts   and   Cameron McHale who, like star man Davies, had moved up to the squad for the game from the youth team. The   final   whistle   was   met   with   much   joy   from   all   concerned   with   Aberdare   after   such   a   difficult   start   to   the   season   as   they adapt to their new surroundings - of which from the last few games have shown the potential is certainly there. The   next   two   games   with   Llanrumney   and   Bridgend   Street   are,   only   on   paper,   against   teams   in   and   around Aberdare   in   the league table so are eminently winnable if the performance such as these continue.
Photo by Steve Pearce
Finally,   it   is   so   good   to   be   able   to   report   on   a   home win    for    Aberdare    for    the    first    time    in    18    months which       was       appreciated       by       the       vociferous supporters. Ibby   Djilla   returned   from   injury   with   16   year   old   Brychan Davies    making    his    first    team    debut    in    the    left    back position,   coping   so   well   that   he   was   named   as   Harrent Properties Player of the Match. It   was   a   whirlwind   opening   to   the   game   as   with   just   2 minutes   gone,   Aberdare   won   a   corner   which   was   not cleared   allowing   Niall   Jones   to   find   the   bottom   corner   for the opening goal. Just   a   minute   later   and Aber   notched   a   second   as   Sanna Jawo    robbed    a    defender    to    stroke    home    with    a    well taken finish. Within   minutes   Grange   Albion   were   back   in   the   game with   a   Mario   Amona   converted   penalty   and   before   the quarter   hour   were   back   on   level   terms   when   a   free   kick from   the   left   was   headed   back   across   the   6   yard   box   for an easy tap in for Aaron Harris. The   team   were   dealt   a   blow   as   shortly   after   the   equaliser they   were   forced   into   a   change   with Abs   Camara   having to    come    off    through    injury    and    was    replaced    by    the experienced Jordan Hughes. Home   fans   were   obviously   anxious   at   having   conceed   a two    goal    advantage    but    were    happy    again    after    22 minutes   when Aaron   Rees   wriggled   through   to   make   it   3- 2 in what had been a hectic opening to the game.  
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Match Report Aberdare Town 4 Grange Albion 2
by Ray Pearce
Friday 27 August 2021 | 19:30 | Aberaman Park
Aberdare 4-2 Grange Albion
Brychan Davies
Player of the Match
LINE-UP
1 Ioan Protheroe 3 Brychan Davies 4 Rhys Thomas 5 Niall Jones 6 Ellis Whitcombe 7 Sanna Jawo 8 Abs Camara 9 Aaron Rees 10 Ibby Djilla 11 Ryan Boulton 17 Simon Grmay
SUBSTITUTES 12 Noah Searl 14 Jordan Hughes 15 Yusuf Ali 16 Gabe Butts 17 Cameron McHale REFEREE Christian Soroko
The   visitors   threatened   on   35   minutes   when,   with   the home   defence   being   denied   an   offside   decision,   Grange hit   the   post   with   only   Ioan   Protheroe   to   beat.   However, after   Protheroe   had   made   a   low   save   on   45   minutes   an attempt   from Aberdare      was   parried   by   Gareth   Kennedy and   Jones   was   there   to   tuck   home   his   second   for   a   4-2 half-time lead. After   a   54   minute   Aberdare   strike   was   disallowed   for offside,   one   of   many   such   decisions   that   incurred   the wrath    of    the    home    followers,    the    away    side    had occasional   forays   which   resulted   with   Protheroe   saving with a mixture of arms and legs. Both    sides    made    multiple    substitutions    as    Aberdare attacked with pace and skill. The   last   10   minutes   saw   more   attacking   threat   from both   sides   but   were   unable   to   break   through   again   and as   so   often   happens   the   goal   laden   first   half   with   six goals finished with none at all during the second period! A    further    plus,    and    was    greeted    by    a    wonderful reception   from   the   crowd,   was   the   introduction   of   Gabe Butts   and   Cameron   McHale   who,   like   star   man   Davies, had   moved   up   to   the   squad   for   the   game   from   the   youth team. The    final    whistle    was    met    with    much    joy    from    all concerned   with   Aberdare   after   such   a   difficult   start   to the   season   as   they   adapt   to   their   new   surroundings   -   of which   from   the   last   few   games   have   shown   the   potential is certainly there. The    next    two    games    with    Llanrumney    and    Bridgend Street   are,   only   on   paper,   against   teams   in   and   around Aberdare   in   the   league   table   so   are   eminently   winnable if the performance such as these continue.
Photo by Club Archive