Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   made   a   Sunday   afternoon   outing      to   Gorseinon   for   their   final   league   match   of   the   season   under   the   helm   of      new   manager   Simon   Jones   ,   and   came   back   with   the   three   points that guaranteed an 11th place finish. Everyone at the club wishes Simon well with  facing him, a short period of relaxation before the serious work begins of assembling a competitive squad for a vital season ahead. For this game, reserve team players Ieuan Stephens and Daniel Riddiford were given their first starts with Rhys Williams captaining the team. There   was   an   early   scare   for   the   hosts   with   a   misdirected   back   pass   to   keeper   Jacob   Ireland   ,   spilled      and   allowing   Killian   Kingston   an   unexpected   chance   only   to   see   his   hooked   effort scream narrowly  of the gaping goal. As   the   game   settled   there   was   evidence   of   the   system,   even   in   these   early   days,   of   what   Jones   is   trying   to   achieve   with   neat   football      from   the   back   making   the   ball   do   the   work   and creating space. Rhys Tandy and Levi Jones were showing up well in a style of football that suited them with Stephens up front pressing well and using the channels  to unsettle the Village back line. The   hosts   were   finding   it   difficult   to   establish   a   foothold   on   proceedings   with   the   industrious   Tomos   Morris   often   stifling      their   smart   build   up   play   but   one   quick   break   saw   James   Harris in   the   Town   goal   bravely   deny   the   onrushing   Mikey   Morris   and   followed   this   up   moments   later,   following   a   lapse   of   concentration   in      defence,   with   an   outstanding   save   from      the   sharp Callum Silcox . Other   than   these   quickfire   scares   there   was   little   to   ruffle   the Aberdare   defence   but      as   half   time   approached   there   was   an   uneasy   period   of   play   demanding   some   resolute   defending with veteran Phil Clark and young Andrew Fenaroli , ably supporting the now established central pairing of Williams and  Luke Davies to see off the late pressure. Half Time: Garden Village 0 Aberdare Town 0 The second half began somewhat like the first with their keeper in early action to nervously clutch a Kingston drive from the edge of the area. It had been an eventful  and busy debut for Ieuan Stephens but he blotted his copybook when, after being substituted by Rhys Harries , words were relayed to a linesman. The next few minutes saw Town lose their shape somewhat and Harris gained his man of the match award with a series of top drawer saves as Village gained brief ascendancy. It   was Town   who   took   the   lead      when   a   defence   splitting   through   ball   from   Levi   Jones   saw   Harries   beat   the   offside   trap,   run   through   and   exhibiting   great   coolness   ,   drill   home,   as   Ireland scurried in vain to narrow the angle. Village notched up the pressure with Tandy yellow carded following a midfield coming together and thus joining Levi Jones, awarded for a first half “professional foul”, in the book . With   the   pressure   beginning   to   abate,   Town   were   caught   out   by   a   long   throw   finding      Mark   Howells   whose   flicked   on   header   caused   havoc   in   the   Town   rear   guard   allowing      substitute, Josh Bradshaw, who had only made his entrance seconds earlier on to the field prior to that set piece, to stab home with his first touch of the ball. Rhys   Thomas   replaced   Phil   Clark   as   the   game   entered   the   last   fifteen      but   he   did   not   have   to   wait   long   to   celebrate   with   his   team   mates   as   a   Rhys   Tandy   corner   was   headed   home   by Luke Davies to the delight of the new management and the away support. Town   saw   out   the   remaining   with   few   alarms   bringing   the   curtain   down   on   an   eventful   season   ,   a   lot   best   forgotten   as   the   club   move   onto   the   challenges   of   the   next,   with   the   emphasis on stability and a team maybe more representative of the ideals to which the club strives of playing for the badge and the aim of being truly a community club. The signs have certainly been there in the past few games and there is certainly in place a solid bedrock on which the future can be structured. Man of the Match: James Harris Team: James Harris, Andrew Feneroli, Phil Clark, Luke Davies, Rhys Williams, Rhys Tandy, Levi Jones, Tom Morris, Killian Kingston, Ieuan Stephens, Daniel Riddiford Subs used: Rhys Thomas, Rhys Harries Subs not used: Nick Chappell
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   made   a   Sunday   afternoon   outing      to   Gorseinon   for   their   final league   match   of   the   season   under   the   helm   of      new   manager   Simon   Jones , and came back with the three points that guaranteed an 11th place finish. Everyone   at   the   club   wishes   Simon   well   with      facing   him,   a   short   period   of relaxation    before    the    serious    work    begins    of    assembling    a    competitive squad for a vital season ahead. For   this   game,   reserve   team   players   Ieuan   Stephens   and   Daniel   Riddiford were given their first starts with Rhys Williams captaining the team. There   was   an   early   scare   for   the   hosts   with   a   misdirected   back   pass   to keeper   Jacob   Ireland   ,   spilled      and   allowing   Killian   Kingston   an   unexpected chance only to see his hooked effort scream narrowly  of the gaping goal. As   the   game   settled   there   was   evidence   of   the   system,   even   in   these   early days,   of   what   Jones   is   trying   to   achieve   with   neat   football      from   the   back making the ball do the work and creating space. Rhys   Tandy   and   Levi   Jones   were   showing   up   well   in   a   style   of   football   that suited   them   with   Stephens   up   front   pressing   well   and   using   the   channels      to unsettle the Village back line. The   hosts   were   finding   it   difficult   to   establish   a   foothold   on   proceedings   with the   industrious   Tomos   Morris   often   stifling      their   smart   build   up   play   but   one quick   break   saw   James   Harris   in   the   Town   goal   bravely   deny   the   onrushing Mikey    Morris    and    followed    this    up    moments    later,    following    a    lapse    of concentration   in      defence,   with   an   outstanding   save   from      the   sharp   Callum Silcox . Other   than   these   quickfire   scares   there   was   little   to   ruffle   the   Aberdare defence   but      as   half   time   approached   there   was   an   uneasy   period   of   play demanding   some   resolute   defending   with   veteran   Phil   Clark   and   young Andrew   Fenaroli   ,   ably   supporting   the   now   established   central   pairing   of Williams and  Luke Davies to see off the late pressure. Half Time: Garden Village 0 Aberdare Town 0 The   second   half   began   somewhat   like   the   first   with   their   keeper   in   early action to nervously clutch a Kingston drive from the edge of the area. It   had   been   an   eventful      and   busy   debut   for   Ieuan   Stephens   but   he   blotted his   copybook   when,   after   being   substituted   by   Rhys   Harries   ,   words   were relayed to a linesman. The   next   few   minutes   saw   Town   lose   their   shape   somewhat   and   Harris gained   his   man   of   the   match   award   with   a   series   of   top   drawer   saves   as Village gained brief ascendancy. It   was   Town   who   took   the   lead      when   a   defence   splitting   through   ball   from Levi   Jones   saw   Harries   beat   the   offside   trap,   run   through   and   exhibiting great coolness , drill home, as Ireland scurried in vain to narrow the angle. Village    notched    up    the    pressure    with    Tandy    yellow    carded    following    a midfield   coming   together   and   thus   joining   Levi   Jones,   awarded   for   a   first half “professional foul”, in the book . With   the   pressure   beginning   to   abate,   Town   were   caught   out   by   a   long throw   finding      Mark   Howells   whose   flicked   on   header   caused   havoc   in   the Town   rear   guard   allowing      substitute,   Josh   Bradshaw,   who   had   only   made his   entrance   seconds   earlier   on   to   the   field   prior   to   that   set   piece,   to   stab home with his first touch of the ball. Rhys   Thomas   replaced   Phil   Clark   as   the   game   entered   the   last   fifteen      but he   did   not   have   to   wait   long   to   celebrate   with   his   team   mates   as   a   Rhys Tandy   corner   was   headed   home   by   Luke   Davies   to   the   delight   of   the   new management and the away support. Town   saw   out   the   remaining   with   few   alarms   bringing   the   curtain   down   on an    eventful    season    ,    a    lot    best    forgotten    as    the    club    move    onto    the challenges   of   the   next,   with   the   emphasis   on   stability   and   a   team   maybe more   representative   of   the   ideals   to   which   the   club   strives   of   playing   for   the badge and the aim of being truly a community club. The   signs   have   certainly   been   there   in   the   past   few   games   and   there   is certainly in place a solid bedrock on which the future can be structured. Man of the Match: James Harris Team:   James   Harris,   Andrew   Feneroli,   Phil   Clark,   Luke   Davies,   Rhys Williams,    Rhys    Tandy,    Levi    Jones,    Tom    Morris,    Killian    Kingston,    Ieuan Stephens, Daniel Riddiford Subs used: Rhys Thomas, Rhys Harries Subs not used: Nick Chappell
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