Match report by Richard Rowlands After   the   battling   midweek   showing   against   championship   chasing   Llantwit   Major, Aberdare   approached   this   true   six-pointer   with   quiet   confidence      but   this   was   found   to   be completely   misplaced   as   they   suffered   an   embarrassing   defeat   to   fellow   relegation   candidates   who   for   the   last   thirty   minutes   played   with   ten   men   following   the   dismissal   of their goal keeper. This   setback      results   in   Dinas   reducing   the   gap   to   eight   points   and   as   importantly   will   give   them   renewed   hope      and   confidence   that   they   can   escape   the   trap   door   as   we   enter      the business end of the season. As   for Aberdare   they   now   face   a   run   of   games   which   includes   three   against      strong   promotion   contenders   and   the   management   team   of   Wayne   Powell   and   Gareth   Harbord   have   tough decisions to make  if they are to stabilize matters . This was a game displaying some toothless attacking and at times shambolic defending which combined to make it a disconsolate journey home for the large band of away supporters. Without regular keeper James Harris, Dai Gregory took over between the sticks and there was a return for Tomos Morris to midfield. Aberdare   began   brightly   with   the   visitors   winning   some   early   corners   but   it   took   fifteen   minutes   before   Aberdare   produced   a   worthwhile   effort   with   a   twenty   yard   screamer   from   Killian Kingston superbly saved by Jake Keating in the Dinas goal. Elliot   Morris   brought   him   into   action   again      with   a   crisp   effort   from   twelve   yards   and   there   followed   a   series   of   corners   which   came   to   nothing.   Rhys   Tandy   was   beginning   to   cause   the home   defence   some   problems   but   Dinas   were   well   in   the   game   notwithstanding   limited   possession   but   with   midfielders   Vince   Wattleworth   and   Jordan   Martin   creating   some   dangerous moments for the defence. But Aberdare   continued   to   dictate   matters   and   a      fine   through   ball   from   Jon   Phillips   found   Elliot   Morris   only   to   see   his   effort   desperately   cleared   and   Luke   Davies,   up   from   defence   rose well from a corner but saw his header fly over but  overall  threatening attacks were intermittent and the home back line reasonably comfortable with Aberdare producing little venom Half Time: Dinas Powys 0-0 Aberdare Town Scoreless   at   half   time   but   with   the   hope   that   Aberdare   would   finally   find   that   elusive   goal   was   to   prove   groundless   as   Dinas   started   purposefully   and   a   Martin   shot   was   well   held   by Gregory and Luke Davies had to be alert to head clear a goal bound effort. The   pressure   was   to   tell   and   a   Jon   Phillips   hand   ball   saw   referee Taylor   point   to   the   spot   to   see   Jordan   Martin   fire   home   for   a   one   goal   lead. Aberdare   raised   the   tempo   as   they   strove   for parity and their fans had room for optimism on the hour. Seb Haggett broke clear of a high line defence but Keating spotting the danger rushed out of goal and collided with the striker a few yards outside the box and immediately saw red . Could Aberdare now make the advantage count as home striker Isaac Morrison took over the goal keeping duties. Well   those   realistic   hopes   were   soon   to   be   dashed   as   ironically   the   player   replacing   him   up   front,   Rhys   Palmer   slotted   home   after   an   innocuous   ball   into   the   heart   of   the   Town   defence caused unforeseen havoc. This   is   what   no   one   in   the   crowd   including   the   home   supporters   were   expecting   but   after   some   sustained   Town   pressure   but   with   absolutely   no   cutting   edge   even   more   red   faces   were on show as Palmer pounced on yet another mess up in defence to rifle home for a three goal lead leaving Town supporters nonplussed and the home support in raptures.  Aberdare   huffed   and   puffed   but   quite   honestly   never   looked   like   loosening   a   slate   in   their   attempt   to   blow   the   opposition   house   down   and   the   game   meandered   to   the   finishing   line though   substitute   Rhys   Harries   did   show   up   well   in   the   latter   stages   and   to   the   eyes   of   most   thought   to   have   earned   a   penalty   after   a   blistering   run   into   the   penalty   box   appeared      to   see him upended. Even if they had got the penalty and scored it would have been no more than a consolation goal . The   final   whistle   saw   celebrations   erupt   amongst   players   and   home   supporters   alike   and   the   can   look   forward   to   their   next   game   with   renewed   hope   after   what   has   been   a   dismal season to date. As for Aberdare games now come thick and fast beginning with a midweek home game against Aberbargoed Buds and a weekend trip west to promotion candidates, Ammanford. The character of the team is now going to be rigorously tested and one hopes that they can bounce back quickly from this ignominious reverse. Man of the Match: n/a Team: Dai Gregory, Matthew Glassey, Killian Kingston, Luke Davies, Kevin Davies, John Phillips, Elliott Morris, Rhys Tandy, Myles Case, Seb Haggett, Tomos Morris Subs used:   Shaun Chappell, Rhys Williams, Rhys Harries
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Match report by Richard Rowlands After    the    battling    midweek    showing    against    championship    chasing Llantwit   Major,   Aberdare   approached   this   true   six-pointer   with   quiet confidence      but   this   was   found   to   be   completely   misplaced   as   they suffered   an   embarrassing   defeat   to   fellow   relegation   candidates   who for   the   last   thirty   minutes   played   with   ten   men   following   the   dismissal of their goal keeper. This   setback      results   in   Dinas   reducing   the   gap   to   eight   points   and   as importantly   will   give   them   renewed   hope      and   confidence   that   they   can escape the trap door as we enter  the business end of the season. As   for Aberdare   they   now   face   a   run   of   games   which   includes   three   against     strong   promotion   contenders   and   the   management   team   of   Wayne   Powell and   Gareth   Harbord   have   tough   decisions   to   make      if   they   are   to   stabilize matters . This    was    a    game    displaying    some    toothless    attacking    and    at    times shambolic   defending   which   combined   to   make   it   a   disconsolate   journey home for the large band of away supporters. Without   regular   keeper   James   Harris,   Dai   Gregory   took   over   between   the sticks and there was a return for Tomos Morris to midfield. Aberdare   began   brightly   with   the   visitors   winning   some   early   corners   but   it took   fifteen   minutes   before   Aberdare   produced   a   worthwhile   effort   with   a twenty   yard   screamer   from   Killian   Kingston   superbly   saved   by   Jake   Keating in the Dinas goal. Elliot   Morris   brought   him   into   action   again      with   a   crisp   effort   from   twelve yards   and   there   followed   a   series   of   corners   which   came   to   nothing.   Rhys Tandy   was   beginning   to   cause   the   home   defence   some   problems   but   Dinas were    well    in    the    game    notwithstanding    limited    possession    but    with midfielders   Vince   Wattleworth   and   Jordan   Martin   creating   some   dangerous moments for the defence. But   Aberdare   continued   to   dictate   matters   and   a      fine   through   ball   from   Jon Phillips   found   Elliot   Morris   only   to   see   his   effort   desperately   cleared   and Luke   Davies,   up   from   defence   rose   well   from   a   corner   but   saw   his   header   fly over   but      overall      threatening   attacks   were   intermittent   and   the   home   back line reasonably comfortable with Aberdare producing little venom Half Time: Dinas Powys 0-0 Aberdare Town Scoreless   at   half   time   but   with   the   hope   that Aberdare   would   finally   find   that elusive   goal   was   to   prove   groundless   as   Dinas   started   purposefully   and   a Martin   shot   was   well   held   by   Gregory   and   Luke   Davies   had   to   be   alert   to head clear a goal bound effort. The   pressure   was   to   tell   and   a   Jon   Phillips   hand   ball   saw   referee   Taylor point    to    the    spot    to    see    Jordan    Martin    fire    home    for    a    one    goal    lead. Aberdare   raised   the   tempo   as   they   strove   for   parity   and   their   fans   had   room for optimism on the hour. Seb   Haggett   broke   clear   of   a   high   line   defence   but   Keating   spotting   the danger   rushed   out   of   goal   and   collided   with   the   striker   a   few   yards   outside the box and immediately saw red . Could   Aberdare    now    make    the    advantage    count    as    home    striker    Isaac Morrison took over the goal keeping duties. Well   those   realistic   hopes   were   soon   to   be   dashed   as   ironically   the   player replacing   him   up   front,   Rhys   Palmer   slotted   home   after   an   innocuous   ball into the heart of the Town defence caused unforeseen havoc. This    is    what    no    one    in    the    crowd    including    the    home    supporters    were expecting   but   after   some   sustained   Town   pressure   but   with   absolutely   no cutting   edge   even   more   red   faces   were   on   show   as   Palmer   pounced   on   yet another   mess   up   in   defence   to   rifle   home   for   a   three   goal   lead   leaving   Town supporters nonplussed and the home support in raptures.  Aberdare   huffed   and   puffed   but   quite   honestly   never   looked   like   loosening   a slate   in   their   attempt   to   blow   the   opposition   house   down   and   the   game meandered   to   the   finishing   line   though   substitute   Rhys   Harries   did   show   up well   in   the   latter   stages   and   to   the   eyes   of   most   thought   to   have   earned   a penalty   after   a   blistering   run   into   the   penalty   box   appeared      to   see   him upended.   Even   if   they   had   got   the   penalty   and   scored   it   would   have   been   no more than a consolation goal . The    final    whistle    saw    celebrations    erupt    amongst    players    and    home supporters   alike   and   the   can   look   forward   to   their   next   game   with   renewed hope after what has been a dismal season to date. As   for   Aberdare   games   now   come   thick   and   fast   beginning   with   a   midweek home    game    against    Aberbargoed    Buds    and    a    weekend    trip    west    to promotion candidates, Ammanford. The   character   of   the   team   is   now   going   to   be   rigorously   tested   and   one hopes that they can bounce back quickly from this ignominious reverse. Man of the Match: n/a Team:   Dai    Gregory,    Matthew    Glassey,    Killian    Kingston,    Luke    Davies, Kevin   Davies,   John   Phillips,   Elliott   Morris,   Rhys   Tandy,   Myles   Case,   Seb Haggett, Tomos Morris Subs used:   Shaun Chappell, Rhys Williams, Rhys Harries
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