Match report by Richard Rowlands One   thought   things   would   return   to   normality   after   a      remarkable   couple   of   weeks   of   newspaper   splashes,   both   national   and   international,   radio   interviews,   TV   items      and social media frenzy with the brief video going viral of the Risca United encounter, played out and completed in blizzard conditions.  But player dissension culminating in ultimatums saw Aberdare unbowed and field a below strength line up who proudly gave all, the final result flattering the visitors with two late goals.  The conditions were clement for this encounter with in form Ammanford, arriving on the back of three straight wins. The   Aberdare   line   up   showed   several   changes   with   central   defender   Andrew   Fenaroli   drafted   in   as   stop-   gap   keeper   with   a   half   fit   Matt   Flynn   and   flu   victim   Ben   Gibbs   coming   in   and starting debuts for Rhys Harris and Corey Thomas. Within   five   minutes   Thomas   had   seen   an   18   yard   effort   fizzing   past   the   post   and   moments   later   make   no   mistake   with   an   shot   from   a   similar   distance   finding   the   net   to   the   left   of Amman keeper James Kirkwood.  Ammanford hit back but Fenaroli produced a series of excellent saves defying his lack of experience in this specialist position. As pressure mounted, Gibbs cleared off the line with strong appeals for hand ball and the resolute Rhys Williams and John Phillips blocked further raids. But inevitably pressure had to tell and an unlucky Fenaroli saw a stop rebound to the alert Rhys Fisher who prodded home. Just five minutes later the visitors were ahead with referee Wayne Tregonning pointing to the spot and Matt Fisher converting. Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-2 Ammanford The second half play was very even with neither side really threatening, consistently tame finishing resulting from several well- constructed moves. With   not   really   a   bench   to   call   on   Matt   Flynn   was   a   veritable   passenger   for   the   last   30   minutes   bravely   playing   through   the   pain   barrier   as   was   Corey Thomas   with   cramp   that   ultimately became so severe that assistant manager Gareth Harbord was called into action. Aberdare still more than held their own with Rhys Tandy continuing to cause problems and Seb Haggett fighting a gutsy sole battle up front. Captain for the night Jordan Coles was certainly displaying his leadership qualities with Matthew Glassey and Rhys Harris working tirelessly to maintain a foothold on proceedings.  The   efforts   of   the   side   were   a   credit   warmly   appreciated   by   the   home   support,   and   they   only   succumbed   during   the   dying   embers   of   the   match   with   late   goals   for   Gavin   Jones   and   Rhys Davies cruelly giving the score line a distorted impression to the ninety five minutes of football. Aberdare   were   reeling   from   the   events   of   the   previous   six   days   but   with   a   two   week   break   ahead,   are   confident   that   the   ship   can   be   steadied   and   2018   can   be   met   with   heads   high   and fears of relegation quickly dispatched to the bin Man of the Match: Whole team Team : Andrew Feneroli, Ben Gibbs, Matthew Glassey, Matthew Flynn, Rhys Williams, John Phillips, Jordan Coles, Rhys Harries, Cory Thomas, Seb Haggett, Rhys Tany Subs used: Gareth Harbord Subs not used:   Mark Anthony, Simon Jones
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Match report by Richard Rowlands One   thought   things   would   return   to   normality   after   a      remarkable couple     of     weeks     of     newspaper     splashes,     both     national     and international,   radio   interviews,   TV   items      and   social   media   frenzy   with the   brief   video   going   viral   of   the   Risca   United   encounter,   played   out and completed in blizzard conditions.  But   player   dissension   culminating   in   ultimatums   saw   Aberdare   unbowed and   field   a   below   strength   line   up   who   proudly   gave   all,   the   final   result flattering the visitors with two late goals.  The   conditions   were   clement   for   this   encounter   with   in   form   Ammanford, arriving on the back of three straight wins. The    Aberdare    line    up    showed    several    changes    with    central    defender Andrew   Fenaroli   drafted   in   as   stop-   gap   keeper   with   a   half   fit   Matt   Flynn and   flu   victim   Ben   Gibbs   coming   in   and   starting   debuts   for   Rhys   Harris   and Corey Thomas. Within   five   minutes Thomas   had   seen   an   18   yard   effort   fizzing   past   the   post and   moments   later   make   no   mistake   with   an   shot   from   a   similar   distance finding the net to the left of Amman keeper James Kirkwood.  Ammanford   hit   back   but   Fenaroli   produced   a   series   of   excellent   saves defying his lack of experience in this specialist position. As   pressure   mounted,   Gibbs   cleared   off   the   line   with   strong   appeals   for hand   ball   and   the   resolute   Rhys   Williams   and   John   Phillips   blocked   further raids. But   inevitably   pressure   had   to   tell   and   an   unlucky   Fenaroli   saw   a   stop rebound to the alert Rhys Fisher who prodded home. Just    five    minutes    later    the    visitors    were    ahead    with    referee    Wayne Tregonning pointing to the spot and Matt Fisher converting. Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-2 Ammanford The   second   half   play   was   very   even   with   neither   side   really   threatening, consistently tame finishing resulting from several well- constructed moves. With   not   really   a   bench   to   call   on   Matt   Flynn   was   a   veritable   passenger   for the   last   30   minutes   bravely   playing   through   the   pain   barrier   as   was   Corey Thomas    with    cramp    that    ultimately    became    so    severe    that    assistant manager Gareth Harbord was called into action. Aberdare   still   more   than   held   their   own   with   Rhys   Tandy   continuing   to cause problems and Seb Haggett fighting a gutsy sole battle up front. Captain   for   the   night   Jordan   Coles   was   certainly   displaying   his   leadership qualities    with    Matthew    Glassey    and    Rhys    Harris    working    tirelessly    to maintain a foothold on proceedings.  The   efforts   of   the   side   were   a   credit   warmly   appreciated   by   the   home support,   and   they   only   succumbed   during   the   dying   embers   of   the   match with   late   goals   for   Gavin   Jones   and   Rhys   Davies   cruelly   giving   the   score line a distorted impression to the ninety five minutes of football. Aberdare   were   reeling   from   the   events   of   the   previous   six   days   but   with   a two   week   break   ahead,   are   confident   that   the   ship   can   be   steadied   and 2018   can   be   met   with   heads   high   and   fears   of   relegation   quickly   dispatched to the bin Man of the Match: Whole team Team :   Andrew   Feneroli,   Ben   Gibbs,   Matthew   Glassey,   Matthew   Flynn, Rhys   Williams,   John   Phillips,   Jordan   Coles,   Rhys   Harries,   Cory   Thomas, Seb Haggett, Rhys Tany Subs used: Gareth Harbord Subs not used:   Mark Anthony, Simon Jones
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