Match report by Richard Rowlands This midweek fixture following Aberdare’s poor display at Dinas Powys saw a vast improvement in attitude and endeavour but the losing streak continues. Manager   Wayne   Powell   made   wholesale   changes   to   the   line   up   with   the   return   of   Rhys   Williams   and   Phil   Clarke   to   defence   with   James   Harris   back   between   the   sticks   and   a   new   pairing of Elliot  Morris and Jon Phillips starting up front . There was an early chance for Phillips but his hooked effort fell kindly for Buds keeper Kyle Jones. As   the   game   developed   the   visitors   began   to   show   up   well   with   Scott   Armitage   creating   some   dangerous   moves   from   midfield   and   Levi   Rees   producing   some   strong   runs   keeping   the Town defence on their toes. However   despite   their   attacking   promptings   and   some   neat   movement   displayed   by   Town,   neither   keeper   had   really   been   tested   until   as   far   in   as   the   thirtieth   minute   when   Luke   Davies, up for a set piece saw his header on goal smartly saved by Jones. In   the   thirty   third   minute   a   Buds   free   kick   taken   by   Dan   Richards   saw   a   static   defence   allow   Kieran   Thomas   time   and   space   to   plant   his   header   past   the   despairing   dive   of   Harris   for   the lead. Buds now raised the pressure and minutes later a Levi Rees stinger was well tipped over by Harris. Buds were certainly in the ascendancy though one rare break saw Tomos Morris let fly with a shot that Kyle Jones did well to grasp. Buds   came   close   to   extending   their   lead   when   a   deflected   shot   on   goal   saw   Harris   scrambling   back   to   tip   over   but   the   final   dangerous   move   of   the   half   saw   Town’s   Rhys   Tandy   and Matthew Glassey combine well to set up Phillips who was bundled over on the edge of the box and his resultant free kick clawed away to safety by the excellent Jones. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-1 Aberbargoed Buds Having not really hurt Buds in the first period Powell made immediate second half changes with Kevin Davies and Phil Clarke replaced by Seb Haggett and Jordan Coles. The latter was to influence matters greatly with some superb long range passes whilst  overall there was a new found energy in the home team’s play . Man of the match, Rhys Tandy was becoming a handful for the Buds rear guard and he was deservedly involved in the equalizer. A   fully   thirty   yard   Coles   crossfield   pass   found   the   exciting   winger   and   as   he   approached   the   box   was   desperately   blocked   with   the   ball   running   out   for   a   corner.   Coles   took   the   set   piece and there was Phillips with his initial header hitting the cross bar but rebounding back to him and making no mistake nodding in for a deserved leveller. Buds   were   under   the   cosh   now   but   still   capable   of   producing   quick   breaks   from   defence   and   Rees   was   again   the   danger   when   from   one   such   attack   Harris   had   to   clamber   to   safety himself fortunate and a Tom Davies header flash narrowly wide. Midfielder   Tomos   Morris   had   picked   up   an   early   second   half   yellow   and   could   count   himself   lucky   not   to   receive   another   and   with   it   a   red   for   a   so   called   professional   foul   to   deny   a   quick break. He was however off the field within minutes having appeared to have picked up a thigh strain  and to be replaced by Myles Case. At   the   other   end   Tandy   was   a   constant   menace   and   one   move      involving   him   ,Phillips   and   Elliot   Morris   was   worthy   of   an   higher   stage   but   unfortunately   only   ending   in   a   corner.   Killian Kingston went close with an header from that set piece. There   was   to   follow   shortly,   a   succession   of   corners   all   well   taken   by   Coles   but   with   no   one   there   to   apply   the   finishing   touch   and   the   final   of   this   series   seeing   a   Luke   Davies   header      fly over   the   cross   bar   to   bring   this   period   of   pressure   to   a   unproductive   end.   But   the   best   chance   by   far   to   grab   the   three   points   came   in   the   89th   minute   when   yet   again,   brilliant   wing   play by the irrepressible Tandy saw his cross met by the head of Elliot Morris from just a few yards out only to see it balloon over the bar . Hardly had the groans subsided when Buds broke upfield and there was the ever dangerous Levi Rees to strike  home for the lead . The injury time period saw Aberdare desperately commit  all to attack but the chances spurned had come back to bite them before referee Neil Wilcox blew for time. An   opportunity   to   leapfrog   fellow   strugglers   Croesyceiliog   and AFC   Llwydcoed   had   been   missed   and   now Aberdare   face   a   series   of   games   against   strong   promotion   hopefuls   beginning with a trip west to Ammanford on Saturday and the following Wednesday welcoming Pontypridd Town to the Parc for another floodlight fixture. Man of the Match:  Rhys Tandy Team:   James Harris, Matthew Glassey, Phil Clark, Rhys Williams, Luke Davies, Kevin Davies, Tom Morris, Killian Kingston, John Phillips, Elliott Morris, Rhys Tandy Subs used:   Seb Haggett, Jordan Coles, Myles Case Subs not used:   Scott Griffiths
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Match report by Richard Rowlands This    midweek    fixture    following    Aberdare’s    poor    display    at    Dinas Powys   saw   a   vast   improvement   in   attitude   and   endeavour   but   the losing streak continues. Manager   Wayne   Powell   made   wholesale   changes   to   the   line   up   with   the return   of   Rhys   Williams   and   Phil   Clarke   to   defence   with   James   Harris   back between   the   sticks   and   a   new   pairing   of   Elliot      Morris   and   Jon   Phillips starting up front . There   was   an   early   chance   for   Phillips   but   his   hooked   effort   fell   kindly   for Buds keeper Kyle Jones. As   the   game   developed   the   visitors   began   to   show   up   well   with   Scott Armitage   creating   some   dangerous   moves   from   midfield   and   Levi   Rees producing some strong runs keeping the Town defence on their toes. However    despite    their    attacking    promptings    and    some    neat    movement displayed   by   Town,   neither   keeper   had   really   been   tested   until   as   far   in   as the   thirtieth   minute   when   Luke   Davies,   up   for   a   set   piece   saw   his   header   on goal smartly saved by Jones. In   the   thirty   third   minute   a   Buds   free   kick   taken   by   Dan   Richards   saw   a static   defence   allow   Kieran Thomas   time   and   space   to   plant   his   header   past the   despairing   dive   of   Harris   for   the   lead.   Buds   now   raised   the   pressure   and minutes later a Levi Rees stinger was well tipped over by Harris. Buds   were   certainly   in   the   ascendancy   though   one   rare   break   saw   Tomos Morris let fly with a shot that Kyle Jones did well to grasp. Buds   came   close   to   extending   their   lead   when   a   deflected   shot   on   goal   saw Harris   scrambling   back   to   tip   over   but   the   final   dangerous   move   of   the   half saw   Town’s   Rhys   Tandy   and   Matthew   Glassey   combine   well   to   set   up Phillips   who   was   bundled   over   on   the   edge   of   the   box   and   his   resultant   free kick clawed away to safety by the excellent Jones. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-1 Aberbargoed Buds Having   not   really   hurt   Buds   in   the   first   period   Powell   made   immediate second   half   changes   with   Kevin   Davies   and   Phil   Clarke   replaced   by   Seb Haggett and Jordan Coles. The   latter   was   to   influence   matters   greatly   with   some   superb   long   range passes   whilst      overall   there   was   a   new   found   energy   in   the   home   team’s play . Man   of   the   match,   Rhys   Tandy   was   becoming   a   handful   for   the   Buds   rear guard and he was deservedly involved in the equalizer. A   fully   thirty   yard   Coles   crossfield   pass   found   the   exciting   winger   and   as   he approached   the   box   was   desperately   blocked   with   the   ball   running   out   for   a corner.    Coles    took    the    set    piece    and    there    was    Phillips    with    his    initial header   hitting   the   cross   bar   but   rebounding   back   to   him   and   making   no mistake nodding in for a deserved leveller. Buds   were   under   the   cosh   now   but   still   capable   of   producing   quick   breaks from   defence   and   Rees   was   again   the   danger   when   from   one   such   attack Harris   had   to   clamber   to   safety   himself   fortunate   and   a   Tom   Davies   header flash narrowly wide. Midfielder   Tomos   Morris   had   picked   up   an   early   second   half   yellow   and could   count   himself   lucky   not   to   receive   another   and   with   it   a   red   for   a   so called   professional   foul   to   deny   a   quick   break.   He   was   however   off   the   field within   minutes   having   appeared   to   have   picked   up   a   thigh   strain      and   to   be replaced by Myles Case. At   the   other   end   Tandy   was   a   constant   menace   and   one   move      involving him    ,Phillips    and    Elliot    Morris    was    worthy    of    an    higher    stage    but unfortunately   only   ending   in   a   corner.   Killian   Kingston   went   close   with   an header from that set piece. There   was   to   follow   shortly,   a   succession   of   corners   all   well   taken   by   Coles but   with   no   one   there   to   apply   the   finishing   touch   and   the   final   of   this   series seeing   a   Luke   Davies   header      fly   over   the   cross   bar   to   bring   this   period   of pressure   to   a   unproductive   end.   But   the   best   chance   by   far   to   grab   the three   points   came   in   the   89th   minute   when   yet   again,   brilliant   wing   play   by the   irrepressible   Tandy   saw   his   cross   met   by   the   head   of   Elliot   Morris   from just a few yards out only to see it balloon over the bar . Hardly   had   the   groans   subsided   when   Buds   broke   upfield   and   there   was the ever dangerous Levi Rees to strike  home for the lead . The   injury   time   period   saw   Aberdare   desperately   commit      all   to   attack   but the    chances    spurned    had    come    back    to    bite    them    before    referee    Neil Wilcox blew for time. An    opportunity    to    leapfrog    fellow    strugglers    Croesyceiliog    and    AFC Llwydcoed   had   been   missed   and   now   Aberdare   face   a   series   of   games against   strong   promotion   hopefuls   beginning   with   a   trip   west   to Ammanford on   Saturday   and   the   following   Wednesday   welcoming   Pontypridd   Town   to the Parc for another floodlight fixture. Man of the Match:  Rhys Tandy Team:    James   Harris,   Matthew   Glassey,   Phil   Clark,   Rhys   Williams,   Luke Davies,   Kevin   Davies,   Tom   Morris,   Killian   Kingston,   John   Phillips,   Elliott Morris, Rhys Tandy Subs used:   Seb Haggett, Jordan Coles, Myles Case Subs not used:   Scott Griffiths
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