Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   produced   a   fine   team   effort   with   this   vital   victory   over   fellow   struggler’s   Dinas   Powys,   setting   themselves   well   for   this   weekend’s   derby   encounter   with   AFC Llwydcoed.   A   minutes’   silence   was   held   before   kick   off   in   memory   of Aberdare   Valley   football   stalwart,   Danny   Evans   made   even   more   moving   with   his   son   Lee   running   the   line   and   Danny’s   widow Carol and daughter Carole Anne in attendance. Aberdare   were   immediately   out   of   their   stalls   and   two   goals   up   within   ten   minutes.   Levi   Jones   enjoying   his   position   in   midfield   held   up   the   ball   well   just   outside   the   penalty   area   and delayed   his   pass   to   great   effect,   threading   an   exquisite   through   ball   to   Rhys   Tandy,   cutting   in   from   the   right,   before   delivering   a   cross   to   the   feet   of   John   Phillips   who   drilled   home   for   a superbly crafted opener. Six minutes later and recent signing Killian Kingston stepped up and with his left foot hammered in a free kick from the edge of the box, giving Dinas keeper, Elliot Matthews no chance. This   had   been   the   ideal   start   and   it   took   the   visitors   over   20   minutes   before   they   created   a   worthwhile   attack   with   Jordan   Coles   having   to   be   alert   to   deflect   a   strike   on   goal   from   mere feet out. Ex   Port   Talbot   keeper   James   Harris   has   proved   a   great   acquisition   with   his   mere   presence   and   communication   a   great   bonus   on   top   of   his   basic   skills.   One   such   attribute   is   the   length of   his   kicks   and   this   came   to   the   fore   in   the   20th   minute   when   a   kick   of   some   70   yards   saw   the   Dinas   defence   at   sea   allowing   the   quick   thinking   Jon   Phillips   to   skip   through   and   hit   a screamer past the helpless Matthews Phillips. Man of the Match Phillips was again in the action minutes later this time seeing his free kick well saved by Matthews who also did well to smother a Haggett effort. Moments   later   he   was   collecting   the   ball   from   the   inside   of   his   net.   Good   work   by   Haggett   saw   him   earn   a   corner   which   was   desperately   cleared   by   the   defence   only   to   fall   to   Rhys Tandy who on the half volley fired home for what surely now would be an unassailable lead. With   the   defence   of   Coles,   Rhys   Williams   Matthew   Glassey   and   Phil   Clark   dealing   solidly   with   the   rare   threats   on   goal.   Town   supporters   enjoyed   their   half   time   cuppas   looking   for   more goal mouth incident in the second half. Half Time: Aberdare Town 4-0 Dinas Powys With the pitch cutting up and the going getting heavier Aberdare were content to hold on to what they had and leave the visitors chase the game. To this end, Dinas made wholesale changes in one go with three substitutions on the hour mark. Midfielder   John   Young   fought   bravely   with   Isaac   Morrison   their   stand   out   performer   but   neither   was   able   to   unlock   the   door   with   Jones,   Elliot   Morris   and   Tandy   producing   similar   in   that compartment for Aberdare. A Tandy   cover   tackle   to   deny   a   shot   on   goal   was   typical   of   their   endeavours   on   what   was   now      a   very   sticky   surface   and   Phil   Clarke   defying   his   years   broke   from   his   defensive   duties   to find Haggett with a sweet cross but Matthews saving well. Morris   went   agonizingly   close   from   an   effort   across   goal   from   a   Phillips   pass   and   minutes   after   Haggett   delivered   to   Phillips   who   was   denied   by   a   most   outstanding   Matthews   save, certainly the best seen at the Park this season. But for the brilliance of the keeper this would have capped Phillips’ day when his passing, composure and heading abilities were all to the fore producing a complete performance. This victory moves Aberdare another step away from the bottom two but continuing in this vein will soon see Town clear of any relegation fears.  Man of the Match: John Phillips Team: James Harris, Matthew Glassey, Phil Clark, Rhys Williams, Jordan Coles, Levi Jones, Elliott Morris, Killian Kingston, John Phillips, Seb Haggett, Rhys Tandy Subs used: Ben Gibbs, Scott Griffiths, Rhys Harries Subs not used: Tom Rees, Dai Gregory
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   produced   a   fine   team   effort   with   this   vital   victory   over   fellow struggler’s   Dinas   Powys,   setting   themselves   well   for   this   weekend’s derby encounter with AFC Llwydcoed.    A   minutes’   silence   was   held   before   kick   off   in   memory   of   Aberdare   Valley football   stalwart,   Danny   Evans   made   even   more   moving   with   his   son   Lee running   the   line   and   Danny’s   widow   Carol   and   daughter   Carole   Anne   in attendance. Aberdare   were   immediately   out   of   their   stalls   and   two   goals   up   within   ten minutes.   Levi   Jones   enjoying   his   position   in   midfield   held   up   the   ball   well just   outside   the   penalty   area   and   delayed   his   pass   to   great   effect,   threading an   exquisite   through   ball   to   Rhys   Tandy,   cutting   in   from   the   right,   before delivering   a   cross   to   the   feet   of   John   Phillips   who   drilled   home   for   a   superbly crafted opener. Six   minutes   later   and   recent   signing   Killian   Kingston   stepped   up   and   with   his left   foot   hammered   in   a   free   kick   from   the   edge   of   the   box,   giving   Dinas keeper, Elliot Matthews no chance. This   had   been   the   ideal   start   and   it   took   the   visitors   over   20   minutes   before they   created   a   worthwhile   attack   with   Jordan   Coles   having   to   be   alert   to deflect a strike on goal from mere feet out. Ex   Port   Talbot   keeper   James   Harris   has   proved   a   great   acquisition   with   his mere   presence   and   communication   a   great   bonus   on   top   of   his   basic   skills. One   such   attribute   is   the   length   of   his   kicks   and   this   came   to   the   fore   in   the 20th   minute   when   a   kick   of   some   70   yards   saw   the   Dinas   defence   at   sea allowing   the   quick   thinking   Jon   Phillips   to   skip   through   and   hit   a   screamer past the helpless Matthews Phillips. Man   of   the   Match   Phillips   was   again   in   the   action   minutes   later   this   time seeing   his   free   kick   well   saved   by   Matthews   who   also   did   well   to   smother   a Haggett effort. Moments   later   he   was   collecting   the   ball   from   the   inside   of   his   net.   Good work   by   Haggett   saw   him   earn   a   corner   which   was   desperately   cleared   by the   defence   only   to   fall   to   Rhys   Tandy   who   on   the   half   volley   fired   home   for what surely now would be an unassailable lead. With   the   defence   of   Coles,   Rhys   Williams   Matthew   Glassey   and   Phil   Clark dealing   solidly   with   the   rare   threats   on   goal.   Town   supporters   enjoyed   their half time cuppas looking for more goal mouth incident in the second half. Half Time: Aberdare Town 4-0 Dinas Powys With    the    pitch    cutting    up    and    the    going    getting    heavier   Aberdare    were content to hold on to what they had and leave the visitors chase the game. To    this    end,    Dinas    made    wholesale    changes    in    one    go    with    three substitutions on the hour mark. Midfielder   John   Young   fought   bravely   with   Isaac   Morrison   their   stand   out performer   but   neither   was   able   to   unlock   the   door   with   Jones,   Elliot   Morris and Tandy producing similar in that compartment for Aberdare. A   Tandy   cover   tackle   to   deny   a   shot   on   goal   was   typical   of   their   endeavours on   what   was   now      a   very   sticky   surface   and   Phil   Clarke   defying   his   years broke   from   his   defensive   duties   to   find   Haggett   with   a   sweet   cross   but Matthews saving well. Morris   went   agonizingly   close   from   an   effort   across   goal   from   a   Phillips   pass and   minutes   after   Haggett   delivered   to   Phillips   who   was   denied   by   a   most outstanding Matthews save, certainly the best seen at the Park this season. But   for   the   brilliance   of   the   keeper   this   would   have   capped   Phillips’   day when   his   passing,   composure   and   heading   abilities   were   all   to   the   fore producing a complete performance. This   victory   moves   Aberdare   another   step   away   from   the   bottom   two   but continuing in this vein will soon see Town clear of any relegation fears.  Man of the Match: John Phillips Team:   James   Harris,   Matthew   Glassey,   Phil   Clark,   Rhys   Williams,   Jordan Coles,    Levi    Jones,    Elliott    Morris,    Killian    Kingston,    John    Phillips,    Seb Haggett, Rhys Tandy Subs used: Ben Gibbs, Scott Griffiths, Rhys Harries Subs not used: Tom Rees, Dai Gregory
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SEASON: 2017 / 2018 …
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Dinas Powys
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