Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare’s successful mini- run came to an abrupt halt following an insipid display under the lights at Penypound Park with the hosts deserving winners. On   a   freezing   night Aberdare’s   performance   did   little   to   warm   the   hearts   of   the   travelling   faithful      and   other   than   a   twenty   minute   purple   patch   up   to   half   time   and   to   be   fair   during   the   last ten minutes with the game then well out of reach , did they produce the crisp passing and movement which has become the hallmark of their recent displays. New   dad,      James   Harris   returned      to   his   role   between   the   sticks   but   with   several   players   arriving   late   because   of   local   traffic   congestion   he   was   caught   cold   early   doors   with   several   of his teammates unable to fully partake of the warm up session. This lack of preparation certainly manifested itself and careless play from not the strongest of goalmouth clearances saw Sean Feeley latch on and slot home for a ninth minute opener. The striker  must certainly look forward to his tussles with Aberdare having notched a hat trick in the corresponding game and on his way to a brace here. It   was   twenty   minutes   in,   before   Aberdare   partially   came   to   grips   with   what   is   certainly   the   largest   playing   surface   on   the   Welsh   League   circuit   with   the   first   chance   falling   to   Killian Kingston with a  misdirected free header  from just a few feet out.  The   main   talking   point   of   what,   had   been   up   to   this   stage,   a   lack   lustre   affair   arose   minutes   later   when   a   twenty   five   yard   run   by   Elliot   Morris   saw   him   tripped   on   the   edge   of   the   penalty box but referee Neil Wilcox waving away the concerted appeals. With   Elliot   and   man   of   the   match   Tomos   Morris   beginning   to   impose   themselves   on   proceedings   and   with   Phil   Clarke   returning   to   his   best   form   ,   the   hosts   defence   was   creaking   under pressure   with   a   Kingston   header   deflected   off   a   defender   for   a   corner   and   Seb   Haggett   leaving   two   players   in   his   wake   as   he   cut   in   from   the   left   only   for   Tom   Indge   to   make   a   crucial save. Half Time: Abergavenny Town 1-0 Aberdare Town At   half   time   hopes   were   high   that   a   continuance   of   pressure   would   soon   see   Aberdare   back   on   level   terms   but   it   was   the   hosts   who   took      the   upper   hand   from   kick   off   and   would continue to do so for the next half hour. There were several desperate clearances as Abergavenny ramped up the pressure  a period during which saw  a booking for Elliot Morris.  A   rare   break   out   of   defence   saw      Kingston   make   a   forty   yard   run   to   earn   a   corner   but   which   came   to   nothing.   Myles   Case   and   Jordan   Coles   were   introduced   to   freshen   things   but   even before they had seen the ball to their feet ,  havoc in their defence saw Feeley notch his second . It   could   have   been   worse   minutes   later   but   Harris   pulled   off   a   terrific   double   save   to   keep   the   score   line   down.   Jac   Evans   missed   a   good   opportunity   to   put   the   game   to   bed   but   fluffed his lines before Aberdare at last began to perform off the front foot. Kevin   Davies   came   on   to   provide   some   midfield   solidity   as   his   team   mates   pressed   and   the   hosts   looked   to   hold   what   they   had.   Haggett   and   Coles   caused   some   anxious   moments   but as   had   been   the   theme   throughout   there   was   no   real   penetration   and   a   lack   of   anything   near   clinical   in   their   finishing   with   it   hard   to   recall Abergavenny   keeper   Indge   making   more   than the one vital save, dealing routinely with all other efforts. This Saturday sees a 2pm kick off at Aberaman Park against title dark horses Llantwit Major and a big improvement demanded if winning ways are to be restored. Man of the Match: Tomos Morris Team:   James Harris, Matthew Glassey, Phil Clark, Rhys Williams, Levi Jones, Tom Morris, Elliott Morris, Kilian Kingston, John Phillips, Seb Haggett, Rhys Tandy Subs used: Jordan Coles, Myles Case, Kevin Davies
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare’s   successful   mini-   run   came   to   an   abrupt   halt   following   an insipid   display   under   the   lights   at   Penypound   Park   with   the   hosts deserving winners. On   a   freezing   night Aberdare’s   performance   did   little   to   warm   the   hearts   of the   travelling   faithful      and   other   than   a   twenty   minute   purple   patch   up   to half   time   and   to   be   fair   during   the   last   ten   minutes   with   the   game   then   well out   of   reach   ,   did   they   produce   the   crisp   passing   and   movement   which   has become the hallmark of their recent displays. New   dad,      James   Harris   returned      to   his   role   between   the   sticks   but   with several   players   arriving   late   because   of   local   traffic   congestion   he   was caught    cold    early    doors    with    several    of    his    teammates    unable    to    fully partake of the warm up session. This   lack   of   preparation   certainly   manifested   itself   and   careless   play   from not   the   strongest   of   goalmouth   clearances   saw   Sean   Feeley   latch   on   and slot home for a ninth minute opener. The   striker      must   certainly   look   forward   to   his   tussles   with Aberdare   having notched   a   hat   trick   in   the   corresponding   game   and   on   his   way   to   a   brace here. It   was   twenty   minutes   in,   before Aberdare   partially   came   to   grips   with   what is   certainly   the   largest   playing   surface   on   the   Welsh   League   circuit   with   the first   chance   falling   to   Killian   Kingston   with   a      misdirected   free   header      from just a few feet out.  The   main   talking   point   of   what,   had   been   up   to   this   stage,   a   lack   lustre affair   arose   minutes   later   when   a   twenty   five   yard   run   by   Elliot   Morris   saw him   tripped   on   the   edge   of   the   penalty   box   but   referee   Neil   Wilcox   waving away the concerted appeals. With    Elliot    and    man    of    the    match    Tomos    Morris    beginning    to    impose themselves   on   proceedings   and   with   Phil   Clarke   returning   to   his   best   form   , the   hosts   defence   was   creaking   under   pressure   with   a   Kingston   header deflected   off   a   defender   for   a   corner   and   Seb   Haggett   leaving   two   players in   his   wake   as   he   cut   in   from   the   left   only   for   Tom   Indge   to   make   a   crucial save. Half Time: Abergavenny Town 1-0 Aberdare Town At   half   time   hopes   were   high   that   a   continuance   of   pressure   would   soon see Aberdare   back   on   level   terms   but   it   was   the   hosts   who   took      the   upper hand from kick off and would continue to do so for the next half hour. There   were   several   desperate   clearances   as   Abergavenny   ramped   up   the pressure  a period during which saw  a booking for Elliot Morris.  A   rare   break   out   of   defence   saw      Kingston   make   a   forty   yard   run   to   earn   a corner   but   which   came   to   nothing.   Myles   Case   and   Jordan   Coles   were introduced   to   freshen   things   but   even   before   they   had   seen   the   ball   to   their feet ,  havoc in their defence saw Feeley notch his second . It   could   have   been   worse   minutes   later   but   Harris   pulled   off   a   terrific   double save   to   keep   the   score   line   down.   Jac   Evans   missed   a   good   opportunity   to put   the   game   to   bed   but   fluffed   his   lines   before   Aberdare   at   last   began   to perform off the front foot. Kevin   Davies   came   on   to   provide   some   midfield   solidity   as   his   team   mates pressed   and   the   hosts   looked   to   hold   what   they   had.   Haggett   and   Coles caused   some   anxious   moments   but   as   had   been   the   theme   throughout there   was   no   real   penetration   and   a   lack   of   anything   near   clinical   in   their finishing   with   it   hard   to   recall Abergavenny   keeper   Indge   making   more   than the one vital save, dealing routinely with all other efforts. This   Saturday   sees   a   2pm   kick   off   at   Aberaman   Park   against   title   dark horses   Llantwit   Major   and   a   big   improvement   demanded   if   winning   ways are to be restored. Man of the Match: Tomos Morris Team:    James   Harris,   Matthew   Glassey,   Phil   Clark,   Rhys   Williams,   Levi Jones,    Tom    Morris,    Elliott    Morris,    Kilian    Kingston,    John    Phillips,    Seb Haggett, Rhys Tandy Subs used: Jordan Coles, Myles Case, Kevin Davies
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