Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare gained their first league victory of the season with a stirring display at championship chasing Aberbargoed Buds and taking their unbeaten home record in tow. Ex   Aber   stalwart   Phil   Clarke,   signed   from   Ton   Pentre,   returned,   providing   experience   and   presence   at   the   back   with   Rhys   Williams   back   after   a   one   game   absence   to   the   centre   of defence. On a frosty evening, Aberdare made a confident start restricting the hosts to some speculative long range efforts. Town’s first serious assault on goal came on twelve minutes when a Richard Ingram free kick found Seb Haggett who climbed well only to see his header flash past the far post. Buds   gradually   gained   the   ascendancy   and   during   a   fifteen   minute   period   Town   keeper   Clint   Forbes   gained   the   man   of   the   match   award   with   a   catalogue   of   saves,   two   of   which   could only be categorized as stupendous. But   it   was   not   all   one   way   traffic   with   a   delightful   move   culminating   in   a   Jon   Phillips   strike   being   cleared   off   the   line   and   a   neat   back   heel   by   the   non-stop   Ross   Daniels   superbly   pushed away by the Buds keeper, Hegarty. As   half   time   approached   Forbes   was   again   the   hero   with   yet   another   top   drawer   save   and   moments   later   a   big   shout   for   hand   ball   as   the Town   defence   cleared   yet   another   threatening raid. Half Time: Aberbargoed Buds 0-0 Aberdare Town The large Friday night crowd had enjoyed a pulsating first half but the second period was to take the game up another notch with two Town goals which will live long in the memory. Five   minutes   in   and   the   Buds   keeper   came   out   of   his   area   to   clear   an   innocuous   through   ball   but   into   the   path   of   Elliot   Morris   just   inside   the   Buds   half   who   sumptuously   returned   with interest, looping the stranded keeper from fully forty yards for an outstanding goal. Buds were shaken and stirred and bouncing back, it took another superb stop by Forbes to deny striker Levi Rees. Battling work by Daniels who had been an handful for the Buds defence all night, saw him reach the by-line and cross where Phillips struck just wide. Five   minutes   later,   Phillips   did   well   to   head   down   a   ball   under   pressure   into   the   path   of   Morris   who   did   not   control   the   ball   to   continue   the   attack.   No,   he   had   other   ideas   and   within   the split   second   unleashed   a   shot   on   the   volley   from   thirty   yards   which   crashed   against   the   cross   bar,   down   and   into   the   net   for   what   which   even   at   this   relatively   early   stage   in   the   season will likely be the goal of the season. Twelve   minutes   to   hold   out   as   Buds   ramped   up   the   pressure   but   the   back   line   of   Williams,   Clarke,   Matthew   Glassey   and   Jordan   Coles   held   firm   with   Ingram,   Lewis   Holder,   playing   a true captain’s role, working tirelessly in midfield. Daniels who had again provided an unstinting display was replaced by Rhys Tandy who was straight into action spreading play to relieve the defence. Levi Rees pulled a goal back as the pressure, even on the away fans, became almost unbearable. One   heart   stopping   moment   saw   young   Ben   Gibbs,   a   late   tactical   substitution   defy   his   years   with   a   coolly   executed      intervention   in   a   packed   penalty   box   as   the   hosts   threw   everything at Town. This   is   a   different   Town   team   from   only   a   couple   of   weeks   ago   and   the   game   management   deployed   as   time   seemed   so   slowly   to   run   down,   was   admirable.   The   blow   of   the   final whistle produced scenes of mass jubilation displayed by team and fans alike, on a night which hopefully sees a change of fortune and a move up the league ladder. Man of the Match: Clint Forbes Team:   Clint Forbes, Matthew Glassey, Phil Clark, Rhys Williams, Jordan Coles, Lewis Holder, Richard Ingram, Elliott Morris, Ross Daniels, Seb Haggett, John Phillips Subs used: Rhys Tandy, Ben Gibbs Subs not used:   Andrew Ellis
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   gained   their   first   league   victory   of   the   season   with   a   stirring display   at   championship   chasing   Aberbargoed   Buds   and   taking   their unbeaten home record in tow. Ex   Aber   stalwart   Phil   Clarke,   signed   from   Ton   Pentre,   returned,   providing experience   and   presence   at   the   back   with   Rhys   Williams   back   after   a   one game absence to the centre of defence. On   a   frosty   evening, Aberdare   made   a   confident   start   restricting   the   hosts   to some speculative long range efforts. Town’s   first   serious   assault   on   goal   came   on   twelve   minutes   when   a   Richard Ingram   free   kick   found   Seb   Haggett   who   climbed   well   only   to   see   his   header flash past the far post. Buds   gradually   gained   the   ascendancy   and   during   a   fifteen   minute   period Town    keeper    Clint    Forbes    gained    the    man    of    the    match    award    with    a catalogue of saves, two of which could only be categorized as stupendous. But   it   was   not   all   one   way   traffic   with   a   delightful   move   culminating   in   a   Jon Phillips   strike   being   cleared   off   the   line   and   a   neat   back   heel   by   the   non-stop Ross Daniels superbly pushed away by the Buds keeper, Hegarty. As   half   time   approached   Forbes   was   again   the   hero   with   yet   another   top drawer   save   and   moments   later   a   big   shout   for   hand   ball   as   the   Town defence cleared yet another threatening raid. Half Time: Aberbargoed Buds 0-0 Aberdare Town The   large   Friday   night   crowd   had   enjoyed   a   pulsating   first   half   but   the second   period   was   to   take   the   game   up   another   notch   with   two   Town   goals which will live long in the memory. Five   minutes   in   and   the   Buds   keeper   came   out   of   his   area   to   clear   an innocuous   through   ball   but   into   the   path   of   Elliot   Morris   just   inside   the   Buds half   who   sumptuously   returned   with   interest,   looping   the   stranded   keeper from fully forty yards for an outstanding goal. Buds   were   shaken   and   stirred   and   bouncing   back,   it   took   another   superb stop by Forbes to deny striker Levi Rees. Battling   work   by   Daniels   who   had   been   an   handful   for   the   Buds   defence   all night, saw him reach the by-line and cross where Phillips struck just wide. Five   minutes   later,   Phillips   did   well   to   head   down   a   ball   under   pressure   into the   path   of   Morris   who   did   not   control   the   ball   to   continue   the   attack.   No,   he had   other   ideas   and   within   the   split   second   unleashed   a   shot   on   the   volley from   thirty   yards   which   crashed   against   the   cross   bar,   down   and   into   the   net for   what   which   even   at   this   relatively   early   stage   in   the   season   will   likely   be the goal of the season. Twelve   minutes   to   hold   out   as   Buds   ramped   up   the   pressure   but   the   back line   of   Williams,   Clarke,   Matthew   Glassey   and   Jordan   Coles   held   firm   with Ingram,   Lewis   Holder,   playing   a   true   captain’s   role,   working   tirelessly   in midfield. Daniels   who   had   again   provided   an   unstinting   display   was   replaced   by   Rhys Tandy who was straight into action spreading play to relieve the defence. Levi   Rees   pulled   a   goal   back   as   the   pressure,   even   on   the   away   fans, became almost unbearable. One    heart    stopping    moment    saw    young    Ben    Gibbs,    a    late    tactical substitution   defy   his   years   with   a   coolly   executed      intervention   in   a   packed penalty box as the hosts threw everything at Town. This   is   a   different Town   team   from   only   a   couple   of   weeks   ago   and   the   game management    deployed    as    time    seemed    so    slowly    to    run    down,    was admirable.   The   blow   of   the   final   whistle   produced   scenes   of   mass   jubilation displayed   by   team   and   fans   alike,   on   a   night   which   hopefully   sees   a   change of fortune and a move up the league ladder. Man of the Match: Clint Forbes Team:    Clint   Forbes,   Matthew   Glassey,   Phil   Clark,   Rhys   Williams,   Jordan Coles,    Lewis    Holder,    Richard    Ingram,    Elliott    Morris,    Ross    Daniels,    Seb Haggett, John Phillips Subs used: Rhys Tandy, Ben Gibbs Subs not used:   Andrew Ellis
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