Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   made   an   early   exit   from   the   Welsh   Cup   after   this   scrappy   performance   and   although   enjoying   the   majority   of   possession   were   yet   again   found   wanting   in   front   of goal, failing to convert several clear cut chances which good build up play continues to provide but sadly with the same old outcome. The   Town   welcomed   back   Matt   Flynn   in   the   centre   of   defence   and   Ross   Daniels   in   an   unaccustomed   midfield   role   and   both   were   to   provide   excellent   performances   along   with   their fellow defensive and midfield colleagues, Lee Hartshorn and Lewis Holder with probably the latter sneaking the man of the match award. Town began promisingly with Josh Powell and Seb Haggett efforts and Ross Daniels setting up attacks with some excellent creative touches.  One   of   those   instances,   in   tandem   with   Elliot   Morris   produced   a   glorious   opportunity   for   Haggett   to   open   the   scoring   but   he   drilled   to   the   consternation   of   the   home   support,   painfully wide. Daniels himself was almost on the score sheet when a Rhys Tandy drive was  bravely gathered by Ford keeper James Kirkwood under pressure from the onrushing Daniels. Clint   Forbes,   in   the   Aberdare   goal   was   having   a   quiet   match   with   the   defensive   rear   guard   snuffing   out   most   of   the   visitors   breaks   but   lone   frontrunner   Craig   Frater   was   a   continuous danger with good running off the ball and testing Forbes with a few sharp strikes. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-0 Ammanford But   basically   there   was   little   to   enthuse   the   crowd   with   the   second   half   producing   the   same   pattern   and   even   after   an   hour   the   betting   was   that   the   deadlock   would   only   be   broken   by   a defensive blunder or a set piece move. Full Time: Aberdare Town 0-0 Ammanford Both sides remained solid and even thirty minutes of extra time could not raise the game above the frankly turgid. It was eventually, with palpable relief that referee Kevin Russell blew for time giving the spectators the prospect of at least someone finding the net. After Extra Time: Aberdare Town 0-0 Ammanford But   with   Aberdare’s   recent   record   in   the   goal   scoring   stakes,   one   felt   the   odds   were   favouring   the   visitors   and   this   is   how   it   turned   out   with   only   Richard   Ingram   and   Elliot   Morris converting for the home team. A   dismal   end   to   what   quite   frankly   has   been   a   deflating   run   of   performances   but   alas   to   say,   mindful   it   is   only   October,   we   are   coming   out   with   the   cliché   that   Aberdare   can   now concentrate on the league. Ammanford win 3-2 on penalties Man of the Match: Lewis Holder Team:   Clint Forbes, Rhys Jones, Matthew Flynn, Lee Hartshorn, Richard Ingram, Lewis Holder, Rhys Tandy, Josh Powell, Ross Daniels, Seb Haggett, Elliott Morris Subs used:   Andrew Ellis, Rikki Evans, Ben Gibbs Subs not used:   Gareth Jones
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   made   an   early   exit   from   the   Welsh   Cup   after   this   scrappy performance   and   although   enjoying   the   majority   of   possession   were yet   again   found   wanting   in   front   of   goal,   failing   to   convert   several clear   cut   chances   which   good   build   up   play   continues   to   provide   but sadly with the same old outcome. The   Town   welcomed   back   Matt   Flynn   in   the   centre   of   defence   and   Ross Daniels    in    an    unaccustomed    midfield    role    and    both    were    to    provide excellent    performances    along    with    their    fellow    defensive    and    midfield colleagues,    Lee    Hartshorn    and    Lewis    Holder    with    probably    the    latter sneaking the man of the match award. Town   began   promisingly   with   Josh   Powell   and   Seb   Haggett   efforts   and Ross Daniels setting up attacks with some excellent creative touches.  One   of   those   instances,   in   tandem   with   Elliot   Morris   produced   a   glorious opportunity    for    Haggett    to    open    the    scoring    but    he    drilled    to    the consternation of the home support, painfully wide. Daniels   himself   was   almost   on   the   score   sheet   when   a   Rhys   Tandy   drive was      bravely   gathered   by   Ford   keeper   James   Kirkwood   under   pressure from the onrushing Daniels. Clint    Forbes,    in    the   Aberdare    goal    was    having    a    quiet    match    with    the defensive    rear    guard    snuffing    out    most    of    the    visitors    breaks    but    lone frontrunner   Craig   Frater   was   a   continuous   danger   with   good   running   off   the ball and testing Forbes with a few sharp strikes. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-0 Ammanford But   basically   there   was   little   to   enthuse   the   crowd   with   the   second   half producing   the   same   pattern   and   even   after   an   hour   the   betting   was   that   the deadlock would only be broken by a defensive blunder or a set piece move. Full Time: Aberdare Town 0-0 Ammanford Both   sides   remained   solid   and   even   thirty   minutes   of   extra   time   could   not raise the game above the frankly turgid. It   was   eventually,   with   palpable   relief   that   referee   Kevin   Russell   blew   for time giving the spectators the prospect of at least someone finding the net. After Extra Time: Aberdare Town 0-0 Ammanford But   with   Aberdare’s   recent   record   in   the   goal   scoring   stakes,   one   felt   the odds   were   favouring   the   visitors   and   this   is   how   it   turned   out   with   only Richard Ingram and Elliot Morris converting for the home team. A   dismal   end   to   what   quite   frankly   has   been   a   deflating   run   of   performances but   alas   to   say,   mindful   it   is   only   October,   we   are   coming   out   with   the   cliché that Aberdare can now concentrate on the league. Ammanford win 3-2 on penalties Man of the Match: Lewis Holder Team:    Clint   Forbes,   Rhys   Jones,   Matthew   Flynn,   Lee   Hartshorn,   Richard Ingram,    Lewis    Holder,    Rhys    Tandy,    Josh    Powell,    Ross    Daniels,    Seb Haggett, Elliott Morris Subs used:   Andrew Ellis, Rikki Evans, Ben Gibbs Subs not used:   Gareth Jones
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