Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare produced their best performance of the season earning a well deserved point after a tremendous tussle with league leaders, Caldicot. Showing   one   change   from   the   previous   week   with   the   return   of   Elliot   Morris,   it   was   the   hosts   who   started   brightest   with   an   early   succession   of   corners   and   keeper   Clint   Forbes   pulling out the stops to deny Ben Ah-Mun and  Ashley Palmer. The   latter   is   well   known   on   the   circuit   as   a   long   throw   specialist   and   is   invariably   used   as   a   weapon   for   any   throw   ins   within   20   yards   of   goal.   He   was   to   have   a   direct   impact   on   the final result providing an early threat setting up a strike cleared off the line by Matthew Flynn. Aberdare   began   to   find   their   way   into   the   game   with   a   Morris   drive   well   couched   by   home   keeper,   Gareth   Wesson   and   a   strong   appeal   for   a   goal   as   a   Seb   Haggett   effort   from   a   tight angle appeared to cross the line at the near post but not given by the linesman. But   the   visitors   did   not   have   to   wait   much   longer   for   the   opener   with   Josh   Powell   finding   the   non-stop   Ross   Daniels   who   as   he   entered   the   penalty   area   was   bundled   over   by   central defender Matt James with referee Schofield pointing at the spot. Flynn powered home for a twenty third minute lead. Caldicot should have been level minutes later but Ah-Mun skewed wide from feet out the same incident seeing a head injury to Flynn who was immediately replaced by Andrew Ellis. Young Levi Jones who was again displaying his versatility in a midfield role, reverted to central defence to accompany man of the match Rhys Williams. It   had   been   an   excellent   first   half   performance   with   Rhys Tandy   a   constant   menace   to   the   home   defence   and   Matthew   Glassey   in   only   his   second   game   for   the   club   already   proving   a great addition to the squad. Half Time: Caldicot Town 0 Aberdare Town 1 Aberdare thought they were two up within minutes of the restart but from a set piece the referee blew for pushing as Morris drove home. Despite   the   endeavour   showed   by   both   teams   in   a   pulsating   second   half,   the   game   will   be   more   remembered   for   referee   Schofield   brandishing   no   less   than   ten   yellow   cards   in   a game where it would be hard to remember a nasty challenge with few fireworks and flare up’s,  even on Guy Fawkes night eve. The      odds   were   that   Caldicot   were   only   going   to   score   from   one   of   Palmer’s   projectiles   and   this   came   to   pass   just   after   the   hour,   as   the   ball   found   the   six   foot   plus   frame      of   Jacob Guy who headed home for the equalizer. The game continued end to end  giving the spectators great value for their entrance fee. The   hosts   had   thought   it   would   be   a   relatively   easy   afternoon   consolidating   their   position   at   the   top   of   the   pile   but   the   only   resort   appeared   to   be   for   Palmer   to   keep   peppering   the Aberdare   box   with   his   throws   as   things   became   more   desperate.   Clint   Forbes   was   equal   to   the   task   but   James,   who   was   not   having   a   day   to   remember,   did   head   and   fire   wide   from close range. At   the   other   end,   Haggett   forced   Wesson   into   an   excellent   save   and   Rhys Tandy   was   pulled   down   as   he   approached   the   penalty   area   with   Palmer   fortunate   only   to   be   shown   a   yellow card . Exciting prospect Corey Thomas was introduced late on and he was soon in the action setting up Ellis whose effort was well held by Wesson. So Aberdare returned from the shadows of the Second Severn Crossing with a well- deserved point Man of the Match: Rhys Williams Team:   Clint Forbes, Matthew Glassey, Josh Powell, Rhys Williams, Matthew Flynn, Lewis Holder, Elliott Morris, Levi Jones, Ross Daniels, Seb Haggett, Rhys Tandy Subs used:   Andrew Ellis, Rikki Evans, Cory Thomas Subs not used:   Ben Gibbs, Mitchell Boyce
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   produced   their   best   performance   of   the   season   earning   a   well deserved point after a tremendous tussle with league leaders, Caldicot. Showing   one   change   from   the   previous   week   with   the   return   of   Elliot   Morris, it   was   the   hosts   who   started   brightest   with   an   early   succession   of   corners and   keeper   Clint   Forbes   pulling   out   the   stops   to   deny   Ben   Ah-Mun   and     Ashley Palmer. The   latter   is   well   known   on   the   circuit   as   a   long   throw   specialist   and   is invariably   used   as   a   weapon   for   any   throw   ins   within   20   yards   of   goal.   He was   to   have   a   direct   impact   on   the   final   result   providing   an   early   threat setting up a strike cleared off the line by Matthew Flynn. Aberdare   began   to   find   their   way   into   the   game   with   a   Morris   drive   well couched   by   home   keeper,   Gareth   Wesson   and   a   strong   appeal   for   a   goal   as a   Seb   Haggett   effort   from   a   tight   angle   appeared   to   cross   the   line   at   the   near post but not given by the linesman. But   the   visitors   did   not   have   to   wait   much   longer   for   the   opener   with   Josh Powell   finding   the   non-stop   Ross   Daniels   who   as   he   entered   the   penalty area    was    bundled    over    by    central    defender    Matt    James    with    referee Schofield   pointing   at   the   spot.   Flynn   powered   home   for   a   twenty   third   minute lead. Caldicot   should   have   been   level   minutes   later   but Ah-Mun   skewed   wide   from feet    out    the    same    incident    seeing    a    head    injury    to    Flynn    who    was immediately replaced by Andrew Ellis. Young   Levi   Jones   who   was   again   displaying   his   versatility   in   a   midfield   role, reverted to central defence to accompany man of the match Rhys Williams. It   had   been   an   excellent   first   half   performance   with   Rhys   Tandy   a   constant menace   to   the   home   defence   and   Matthew   Glassey   in   only   his   second   game for the club already proving a great addition to the squad. Half Time: Caldicot Town 0 Aberdare Town 1 Aberdare   thought   they   were   two   up   within   minutes   of   the   restart   but   from   a set piece the referee blew for pushing as Morris drove home. Despite   the   endeavour   showed   by   both   teams   in   a   pulsating   second   half,   the game   will   be   more   remembered   for   referee   Schofield   brandishing   no   less than   ten   yellow   cards   in   a   game   where   it   would   be   hard   to   remember   a   nasty challenge with few fireworks and flare up’s,  even on Guy Fawkes night eve. The      odds   were   that   Caldicot   were   only   going   to   score   from   one   of   Palmer’s projectiles   and   this   came   to   pass   just   after   the   hour,   as   the   ball   found   the   six foot plus frame  of Jacob Guy who headed home for the equalizer. The   game   continued   end   to   end      giving   the   spectators   great   value   for   their entrance fee. The   hosts   had   thought   it   would   be   a   relatively   easy   afternoon   consolidating their   position   at   the   top   of   the   pile   but   the   only   resort   appeared   to   be   for Palmer    to    keep    peppering    the   Aberdare    box    with    his    throws    as    things became   more   desperate.   Clint   Forbes   was   equal   to   the   task   but   James,   who was not having a day to remember, did head and fire wide from close range. At   the   other   end,   Haggett   forced   Wesson   into   an   excellent   save   and   Rhys Tandy   was   pulled   down   as   he   approached   the   penalty   area   with   Palmer fortunate only to be shown a yellow card . Exciting   prospect   Corey   Thomas   was   introduced   late   on   and   he   was   soon   in the action setting up Ellis whose effort was well held by Wesson. So Aberdare   returned   from   the   shadows   of   the   Second   Severn   Crossing   with a well- deserved point Man of the Match: Rhys Williams Team:     Clint    Forbes,    Matthew    Glassey,    Josh    Powell,    Rhys    Williams, Matthew   Flynn,   Lewis   Holder,   Elliott   Morris,   Levi   Jones,   Ross   Daniels,   Seb Haggett, Rhys Tandy Subs used:   Andrew Ellis, Rikki Evans, Cory Thomas Subs not used:   Ben Gibbs, Mitchell Boyce
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