Match report by Richard Rowlands Visiting   fellow   strugglers   ,   Croesyceiliog,   for   this   midweek   fixture, Aberdare   fell   to   their   sixth   consecutive   defeat,   increasing   the   chances   of   relegation   and   candidly   on   the   evidence   of   yet another insipid performance  the realization of this prospect being just desserts Yet   again   the   faithful   travelling   support   were   left   disillusioned   not   even   with   the   quality   of   play,   at   times   woeful,   but   the   manner   of   the   recent   performances      with   apart   from   a   few   players, utterly devoid of  character and painful to add,  commitment and effort. It   does   not   help   that   manager   Wayne   Powell   has   been   unable   to   field   an   unchanged   starting   line-   up   for   consecutive   matches   and   Wednesday   evening   was   no   different   with   Jordan Coles, Phil Clarke  and Myles Case coming in for the absent Elliot Morris, Tomos Morris and Killian Kingston. The   undoubted   man   of   the   match   for Aberdare   was   keeper   James   Harris   and   he   was   soon   in   the   action   using   his   feet   to   prevent   a   nailed   on   opener   for   home   striker   Jordan   Jones   .     Ten minutes later and this time a point blank save from the same player as he strolled through a static defence before Harris denied him. Town were offering little threat, relying on long balls into the Croesy third which were almost all misplaced and snaffled up by a grateful defence. Shaun   Chapple   was   however   getting   the   occasional   ball   to   feet   but   the   recipients   were   frustratingly   not   bringing   under   control   and   time   after   time   attacks   were   petering   out,   well   from sight of goal. The   first   clear   chance      came   on   the   half   hour   with   a      Coles   cross   finding   Jon   Phillips   whose   flicked   header   travelled   across   the   goalmouth   and   Seb   Haggett   ,   a   matter   of   only   feet   out, contrived to loop his header over the bar to the anguish of team mates and supporters alike. Within   five   minutes   of   this   golden   opportunity   the   home   team   were   ahead   with   a   Ryan   Hayward   shot   rattling   the   cross   bar   and   only   partially   cleared      and   lobbed   back   in   where   Jones headed in for the opener. Jones , who could have nabbed three up to this point saw yet another effort brilliantly saved by Harris and the half ended with Croesy in the ascendancy. Half Time: Croeysceiliog 1-0 Aberdare Town The   second   half      began   in   gloomy   conditions,   a   little   like   the   feelings   of   the   Town   supporters   and   they   could   have   got   worse   as   an   early   chance   saw   a   Croesy   player   meeting   an   angled cross only to   hoof over from feet out . This   miss   in   a   way   summed   up   the   fayre   on   offer,   lacking   in   quality   and   purpose   and   a   clear   representation   of   why   both   teams   have   had   mediocre   seasons   and   there   were   bookings   for Coles, Clarke and Luke Davies as the game became even scrappier. The   home   team   were      displaying   more   of   a   cutting   edge   and   were   perhaps   unfortunate   to   see   their   penalty   appeals   dismissed   by   referee   ,   Howells,   as   a   under   hit   back   pass   by   Clarke put keeper and defender Luke Davies under pressure and  Jones appeared to be upended as he aimed to fire. Harris   was   again   to   the   rescue   minutes   later   with   yet   another   fine   save   but   Town   thought   they   were   back   on   level   terms   shortly   after   when   a   high   ball   from   Davies   found   Haggett   who shrugged off a few defenders before hitting home only to see himself flagged for off side.   With five minutes on the clock came a chance out of nothing for Town with an acrobatic turn and shot by Phillips  excellently tipped away by  keeper James Peckham. As extra time approached and Town pushing players forward , a quick break resulted in  a free kick to the hosts and there was Nick McGrath from the cross and seal the win. A   deserved   home   win   probably   securing   another   year   in      the   division   for   Croesyceiliog   but   where Aberdare   go   from   here   is   anyone’s   guess   though   fixture   wise   its   four   away   and   the   sole home game with promotion chasing Pontypridd the other. Man of the Match: James Harris Team:   James Harris, Matthew Glassey, Phil Clark, Rhys Williams, Luke Davies, Jordan Coles, Rhys Tandy, Shaun Chappell, John Phillips, Seb Haggett, Myles Case Subs used:   Rhys Harries Subs not used:   Levi Jones
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Visiting   fellow   strugglers   ,   Croesyceiliog,   for   this   midweek   fixture, Aberdare fell   to   their   sixth   consecutive   defeat,   increasing   the   chances   of   relegation and   candidly   on   the   evidence   of   yet   another   insipid   performance      the realization of this prospect being just desserts Yet   again   the   faithful   travelling   support   were   left   disillusioned   not   even   with the    quality    of    play,    at    times    woeful,    but    the    manner    of    the    recent performances      with   apart   from   a   few   players,   utterly   devoid   of      character and painful to add,  commitment and effort. It   does   not   help   that   manager   Wayne   Powell   has   been   unable   to   field   an unchanged    starting    line-    up    for    consecutive    matches    and    Wednesday evening   was   no   different   with   Jordan   Coles,   Phil   Clarke      and   Myles   Case coming in for the absent Elliot Morris, Tomos Morris and Killian Kingston. The   undoubted   man   of   the   match   for   Aberdare   was   keeper   James   Harris and   he   was   soon   in   the   action   using   his   feet   to   prevent   a   nailed   on   opener for   home   striker   Jordan   Jones   .      Ten   minutes   later   and   this   time   a   point blank   save   from   the   same   player   as   he   strolled   through   a   static   defence before Harris denied him. Town   were   offering   little   threat,   relying   on   long   balls   into   the   Croesy   third which were almost all misplaced and snaffled up by a grateful defence. Shaun   Chapple   was   however   getting   the   occasional   ball   to   feet   but   the recipients   were   frustratingly   not   bringing   under   control   and   time   after   time attacks were petering out, well from sight of goal. The   first   clear   chance      came   on   the   half   hour   with   a      Coles   cross   finding Jon   Phillips   whose   flicked   header   travelled   across   the   goalmouth   and   Seb Haggett   ,   a   matter   of   only   feet   out,   contrived   to   loop   his   header   over   the bar to the anguish of team mates and supporters alike. Within   five   minutes   of   this   golden   opportunity   the   home   team   were   ahead with   a   Ryan   Hayward   shot   rattling   the   cross   bar   and   only   partially   cleared     and   lobbed   back   in   where   Jones   headed   in   for   the   opener.   Jones   ,   who could   have   nabbed   three   up   to   this   point   saw   yet   another   effort   brilliantly saved by Harris and the half ended with Croesy in the ascendancy. Half Time: Croeysceiliog 1-0 Aberdare Town The   second   half      began   in   gloomy   conditions,   a   little   like   the   feelings   of   the Town   supporters   and   they   could   have   got   worse   as   an   early   chance   saw   a Croesy player meeting an angled cross only to   hoof over from feet out . This   miss   in   a   way   summed   up   the   fayre   on   offer,   lacking   in   quality   and purpose   and   a   clear   representation   of   why   both   teams   have   had   mediocre seasons   and   there   were   bookings   for   Coles,   Clarke   and   Luke   Davies   as the game became even scrappier. The   home   team   were      displaying   more   of   a   cutting   edge   and   were   perhaps unfortunate   to   see   their   penalty   appeals   dismissed   by   referee   ,   Howells,   as a   under   hit   back   pass   by   Clarke   put   keeper   and   defender   Luke   Davies under pressure and  Jones appeared to be upended as he aimed to fire. Harris   was   again   to   the   rescue   minutes   later   with   yet   another   fine   save   but Town   thought   they   were   back   on   level   terms   shortly   after   when   a   high   ball from    Davies    found    Haggett    who    shrugged    off    a    few    defenders    before hitting home only to see himself flagged for off side.   With   five   minutes   on   the   clock   came   a   chance   out   of   nothing   for   Town   with an   acrobatic   turn   and   shot   by   Phillips      excellently   tipped   away   by      keeper James Peckham. As   extra   time   approached   and   Town   pushing   players   forward   ,   a   quick break   resulted   in      a   free   kick   to   the   hosts   and   there   was   Nick   McGrath   from the cross and seal the win. A   deserved   home   win   probably   securing   another   year   in      the   division   for Croesyceiliog   but   where   Aberdare   go   from   here   is   anyone’s   guess   though fixture   wise   its   four   away   and   the   sole   home   game   with   promotion   chasing Pontypridd the other. Man of the Match: James Harris Team:    James   Harris,   Matthew   Glassey,   Phil   Clark,   Rhys   Williams,   Luke Davies,   Jordan   Coles,   Rhys   Tandy,   Shaun   Chappell,   John   Phillips,   Seb Haggett, Myles Case Subs used:   Rhys Harries Subs not used:   Levi Jones
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