Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare progressed to the First Round proper of the Welsh Cup after a tough battle in seeing off fellow Second Division side Dinas Powys. Still   missing   four   regulars Aberdare   gave   starting   debuts   to   new   signings,   ex   Cinderford   Town   central   defender   Lee   Hartshorn   and   Seb   Haggett,   arriving   during   the   week   from Afan   Lido and both were to produce outstanding performances with Haggett nicking the man of the match award for his first half opener. The   opening   goal   came   in   the   sixth   minute   resulting   from   a   neatly   threaded   through   ball   from   Rikki   Evans   finding   overlapping   wing   back Andrew   Ellis   whose   neat   cut   back   found   Haggett who fired home from six yards. Dinas   keeper   Elliot   Matthews   was   to   have   a   busy   afternoon,   minutes   later   saving   well   from   another   Haggett   strike   and   shortly   afterwards   collecting   the   ball   from   the   back   of   the   net,   a neat one-two between Evans and Haggett seeing the latter briefly celebrating before being called back for off side, a decision strongly derided by the home fans. Aberdare   continued   to   enjoy   the   majority   of   the   possession   and   Evans   saw   a   12   yard   effort   crash   against   the   cross   bar   but   it   was   not   all   one   way   and   Aber   keeper   Clint   Forbes   was forced   into   a   fine   save   with   his   feet   to   deny   the   visitors   and   young   Levi   Jones   recently   returned   from   Western   League   side,Cribbs   FC,   had   to   be   sharp   to   deny   a   chance   falling   to   Kyle Lewis just yards out. Dinas   squandered   a   few   half   chances   but   desperately   poor   defending   allowed   them   back   into   the   game   as   Lewis   must   have   thought   Christmas   had   come   early   as   he   was   allowed   to waltz through a static back line to drill home for the equalizer.  As the half wore on Aberdare inexplicably became quite disorganised and were more than happy to hear referee Wayne Tregonning’s half time blast. Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-1 Dinas Powys Strong   words   must   have   been   emitted   at   half   time   and   Rhys   Jones   another   returnee,   but   unavailable   since   picking   up   a   preseason   knock   against   Clevedon Town   was   introduced   at   wing back. This gave a better shape to the formation and Jones was prominent in early forays the most positive seeing Haggett force an excellent save from Matthews. The   momentum   was   now   with   Aberdare   and   John   Phillips   was   moved   to   central   defence   with   Kevin   Davies   brought   on   to   add   more   steel   to   midfield   in   support   of   the   attack   minded Richard Ingram and Luke Jones. Davies   showing   his   intent   was   booked   within   minutes   of   his   introduction   and   it   was Aberdare   who   were   now   dominating   with   Matthews   making   a   superb   double   save   from   the   head   and foot of Rhys Tandy who covered his face in disbelief at the keepers reflexes,  which drew appreciative applause from both home and away supporters. Andrew   Ellis   was   also   denied   by   the   keeper   as   was   a   speculative   Ingram   rocket   moments   later.   But   a   goal   was   imminent   and   it   came   in   the   77th   minute   with   an   Ingram   corner   headed home powerfully by John Phillips. Tandy   was   again   involved   with   a   close   ranger   cleared   off   the   line   and   Kevin   Davies   struck   the   base   of   the   post   from   12   yards   as Aberdare   looked   for   the   cushion   of   a   two   goal   lead   seen even more vital as a Powys header from a corner hit the cross bar and Hartshorn’s forehead cleared another strike off the line.  The closing minutes saw all out attack from the visitors but the back line held firm and with it the reward of a place in the pot for the next round. Man of the Match: Seb Haggett Team:   Clint Forbes, Levi Jones, Andrew Ellis, Lee Hartshorn, Gareth Jones, Richard Ingram, Luke Jones, Rikki Evans, Rhys Tandy, Seb Haggett, Jon Phillips Subs used:   Kevin Davies, Rhys Jones Subs not used:   Kristian Collins, Darren Andrew
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   progressed   to   the   First   Round   proper   of   the   Welsh   Cup   after a tough battle in seeing off fellow Second Division side Dinas Powys. Still   missing   four   regulars Aberdare   gave   starting   debuts   to   new   signings,   ex Cinderford   Town   central   defender   Lee   Hartshorn   and   Seb   Haggett,   arriving during    the    week    from   Afan    Lido    and    both    were    to    produce    outstanding performances   with   Haggett   nicking   the   man   of   the   match   award   for   his   first half opener. The   opening   goal   came   in   the   sixth   minute   resulting   from   a   neatly   threaded through   ball   from   Rikki   Evans   finding   overlapping   wing   back   Andrew   Ellis whose neat cut back found Haggett who fired home from six yards. Dinas   keeper   Elliot   Matthews   was   to   have   a   busy   afternoon,   minutes   later saving   well   from   another   Haggett   strike   and   shortly   afterwards   collecting   the ball   from   the   back   of   the   net,   a   neat   one-two   between   Evans   and   Haggett seeing   the   latter   briefly   celebrating   before   being   called   back   for   off   side,   a decision strongly derided by the home fans. Aberdare   continued   to   enjoy   the   majority   of   the   possession   and   Evans   saw   a 12   yard   effort   crash   against   the   cross   bar   but   it   was   not   all   one   way   and Aber keeper   Clint   Forbes   was   forced   into   a   fine   save   with   his   feet   to   deny   the visitors    and    young    Levi    Jones    recently    returned    from    Western    League side,Cribbs   FC,   had   to   be   sharp   to   deny   a   chance   falling   to   Kyle   Lewis   just yards out. Dinas    squandered    a    few    half    chances    but    desperately    poor    defending allowed   them   back   into   the   game   as   Lewis   must   have   thought   Christmas had   come   early   as   he   was   allowed   to   waltz   through   a   static   back   line   to   drill home for the equalizer.  As   the   half   wore   on   Aberdare   inexplicably   became   quite   disorganised   and were more than happy to hear referee Wayne Tregonning’s half time blast. Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-1 Dinas Powys Strong   words   must   have   been   emitted   at   half   time   and   Rhys   Jones   another returnee,    but    unavailable    since    picking    up    a    preseason    knock    against Clevedon Town was introduced at wing back. This   gave   a   better   shape   to   the   formation   and   Jones   was   prominent   in   early forays    the    most    positive    seeing    Haggett    force    an    excellent    save    from Matthews. The   momentum   was   now   with   Aberdare   and   John   Phillips   was   moved   to central   defence   with   Kevin   Davies   brought   on   to   add   more   steel   to   midfield in support of the attack minded Richard Ingram and Luke Jones. Davies   showing   his   intent   was   booked   within   minutes   of   his   introduction   and it   was   Aberdare   who   were   now   dominating   with   Matthews   making   a   superb double   save   from   the   head   and   foot   of   Rhys   Tandy   who   covered   his   face   in disbelief   at   the   keepers   reflexes,      which   drew   appreciative   applause   from both home and away supporters. Andrew   Ellis   was   also   denied   by   the   keeper   as   was   a   speculative   Ingram rocket   moments   later.   But   a   goal   was   imminent   and   it   came   in   the   77th minute with an Ingram corner headed home powerfully by John Phillips. Tandy   was   again   involved   with   a   close   ranger   cleared   off   the   line   and   Kevin Davies   struck   the   base   of   the   post   from   12   yards   as Aberdare   looked   for   the cushion   of   a   two   goal   lead   seen   even   more   vital   as   a   Powys   header   from   a corner   hit   the   cross   bar   and   Hartshorn’s   forehead   cleared   another   strike   off the line.  The   closing   minutes   saw   all   out   attack   from   the   visitors   but   the   back   line   held firm and with it the reward of a place in the pot for the next round. Man of the Match: Seb Haggett Team:    Clint   Forbes,   Levi   Jones,   Andrew   Ellis,   Lee   Hartshorn,   Gareth Jones,   Richard   Ingram,   Luke   Jones,   Rikki   Evans,   Rhys   Tandy,   Seb   Haggett, Jon Phillips Subs used:   Kevin Davies, Rhys Jones Subs not used:   Kristian Collins, Darren Andrew
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