Match report by Richard Rowlands After   two   straight   away   wins   Town   made   the   short   trip   to   the   suburbs   of Aberdare   to   face AFC   Llwydcoed   ,   themselves   suffering   a   poor   run   of   form   and   anxious   to   get   back   to   winning ways. With both teams essentially clear of any relegation worries this was a game with local bragging rights the only thing at stake. The   game   itself   turned   out   to   be   a   damp   squib   with   plenty   of   endeavour   but   lacking   the   quality   expected   though   a   bumpy   and   uneven   surface   did   not   help.   Saying   that   there   was   a     surfeit of mistimed and misdirected passes displayed by both sides and a goalless draw probably the right result.  Picking   the   highlights   out   of   such   a   dire   game   and   portraying   them   to   the   readers   would   be   a   tough   task   for   any   correspondent   and   from   an Aberdare   perspective   the   centre   back   pairing of   Rhys   Williams   and   Luke   Davies      produced   resolute   performances   augmented   by   several   surging   upfield   forays   by   Williams   and   the   play   of   midfielder   Levi   Jones   certainly   caught   the eye. As for the hosts, Ioan Evans sparkles momentarily but at such a young age his club will be looking for greater consistency from this exciting prospect as he matures.  In   regard   to   goalmouth   action   the   game   produced   little   and   in   a   tepid   first   half   Levi   Jones   hit   a   speculative   shot   from   twenty   yards   which   rattled   the   crossbar   and   some   Evans   magic   saw him earn a corner which from the resulting set piece was scrambled away from danger. The   first   thirty   minutes,   possession   wise   belonged   to   Llwydcoed   with   Jay   Woodford   working   hard   in   midfield   ,   and   Town   content   to   play   on   the   break   with   has   has   been   the   case   all season   ,wide   man   Rhys   Tandy   the   usual   instigator   of   attacking   raids.   One   such   sortie   saw   his   ball   into   the   box   desperately   cleared   for   a   corner   and   moments   later   involved   in   another swift break saw his cross to Seb Haggett, beating the offside trap in latching on to the ball only for his tame effort to land in the breadbasket of a grateful Ryan Griffiths in the Coed goal. The   last   fifteen   minutes   saw   Town   reach   maybe   third   gear   and   force   four   corners   in   reasonably   quick   succession   with      the   nearest   to   success   being   a   John   Phillips   header   skim   over with the same player striking narrowly over from open play. Half Time: AFC Llwydcoed 0-0 Aberdare Town The   second   half   began   seeing   Town   play   a   more   pressing   game   with   Elliot   Morris   and   Rhys   Williams   going   close   but   generally   it   was   a   fractious   affair   as   often   befits   a   local   derby   with referee Hulbert in his own languid style booking Levi Jones,  and Coed’s Rikki Evans and Ioan Evans . It   was   clear   to   see   why   the   hosts   have   been   scoreless   for   so   many   games   rarely   threatening   the   Aberdare   goal   and   keeper   James   Harris   enjoying   a   quiet   night   between   the   sticks generally when involved in plucking poorly directed crosses out of the evening air. Town were also goal shy with incidents in and around the host’s penalty area rarer than hen’s teeth and guilty of poor finishing when that rare chance arose.  The   final   blow   of   Mr   Hulbert’s   whistle   was   probably   a   relief   to   both   sets   of   supporters   after   what   had   been   a   mutually   underwhelming   performance   with   both   sides   looking   likely   to   end the season a few places above the relegation area. Man of the Match:  Rhys Williams Teams: James Harris, Matthew Glassey, Phil Clark, Rhys Williams, Luke Davies, Levi Jones, Elliott Morris, Killian Kingston, Seb Haggett, John Phillips, Rhys Tandy Subs used: Myles Case, Dai Gregory, Tom Morris Subs not used: Daniel Riddiford
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Match report by Richard Rowlands After   two   straight   away   wins   Town   made   the   short   trip   to   the   suburbs   of Aberdare   to   face   AFC   Llwydcoed   ,   themselves   suffering   a   poor   run   of   form and anxious to get back to winning ways. With   both   teams   essentially   clear   of   any   relegation   worries   this   was   a   game with local bragging rights the only thing at stake. The   game   itself   turned   out   to   be   a   damp   squib   with   plenty   of   endeavour   but lacking   the   quality   expected   though   a   bumpy   and   uneven   surface   did   not help.   Saying   that   there   was   a      surfeit   of   mistimed   and   misdirected   passes displayed by both sides and a goalless draw probably the right result.  Picking   the   highlights   out   of   such   a   dire   game   and   portraying   them   to   the readers   would   be   a   tough   task   for   any   correspondent   and   from   an Aberdare perspective    the    centre    back    pairing    of    Rhys    Williams    and    Luke    Davies      produced    resolute    performances    augmented    by    several    surging    upfield forays   by   Williams   and   the   play   of   midfielder   Levi   Jones   certainly   caught   the eye. As   for   the   hosts,   Ioan   Evans   sparkles   momentarily   but   at   such   a   young   age his   club   will   be   looking   for   greater   consistency   from   this   exciting   prospect   as he matures.  In   regard   to   goalmouth   action   the   game   produced   little   and   in   a   tepid   first half   Levi   Jones   hit   a   speculative   shot   from   twenty   yards   which   rattled   the crossbar   and   some   Evans   magic   saw   him   earn   a   corner   which   from   the resulting set piece was scrambled away from danger. The   first   thirty   minutes,   possession   wise   belonged   to   Llwydcoed   with   Jay Woodford   working   hard   in   midfield   ,   and   Town   content   to   play   on   the   break with   has   has   been   the   case   all   season   ,wide   man   Rhys   Tandy   the   usual instigator    of    attacking    raids.    One    such    sortie    saw    his    ball    into    the    box desperately   cleared   for   a   corner   and   moments   later   involved   in   another   swift break   saw   his   cross   to   Seb   Haggett,   beating   the   offside   trap   in   latching   on   to the   ball   only   for   his   tame   effort   to   land   in   the   breadbasket   of   a   grateful   Ryan Griffiths in the Coed goal. The   last   fifteen   minutes   saw   Town   reach   maybe   third   gear   and   force   four corners   in   reasonably   quick   succession   with      the   nearest   to   success   being   a John   Phillips   header   skim   over   with   the   same   player   striking   narrowly   over from open play. Half Time: AFC Llwydcoed 0-0 Aberdare Town The   second   half   began   seeing   Town   play   a   more   pressing   game   with   Elliot Morris   and   Rhys   Williams   going   close   but   generally   it   was   a   fractious   affair as   often   befits   a   local   derby   with   referee   Hulbert   in   his   own   languid   style booking Levi Jones,  and Coed’s Rikki Evans and Ioan Evans . It   was   clear   to   see   why   the   hosts   have   been   scoreless   for   so   many   games rarely   threatening   the   Aberdare   goal   and   keeper   James   Harris   enjoying   a quiet   night   between   the   sticks   generally   when   involved   in   plucking   poorly directed crosses out of the evening air. Town   were   also   goal   shy   with   incidents   in   and   around   the   host’s   penalty area   rarer   than   hen’s   teeth   and   guilty   of   poor   finishing   when   that   rare   chance arose.  The   final   blow   of   Mr   Hulbert’s   whistle   was   probably   a   relief   to   both   sets   of supporters   after   what   had   been   a   mutually   underwhelming   performance   with both    sides    looking    likely    to    end    the    season    a    few    places    above    the relegation area. Man of the Match:  Rhys Williams Teams:   James   Harris,   Matthew   Glassey,   Phil   Clark,   Rhys   Williams,   Luke Davies,    Levi    Jones,    Elliott    Morris,    Killian    Kingston,    Seb    Haggett,    John Phillips, Rhys Tandy Subs used: Myles Case, Dai Gregory, Tom Morris Subs not used: Daniel Riddiford
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