Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   remain   winless   after   this   capitulation   against   no   more   than   a   decent,   hard-   working   outfit   and   this   disappointingly   in   front   of      good   home   support   for   this   Friday night fixture. There was a return to the starting line after a long suspension for Lewis Holder, with Richard Ingram also returning to bolster the midfield. Things began brightly with Rhys Tandy producing some neat touches and the front line of Seb Haggett and Elliot Morris causing a few early headaches for the Village rear guard. The   visitors   were   producing   little   to   trouble   the   hosts   and   it   came   as   no   surprise   when   Town   opened   the   scoring   in   the   19th   minute.   Holder   broke   up   a   Village   break   slotting   a   pass   to Tandy   who   found   the   overlapping   Josh   Powell   with   a   sweet   pass   and   who   in   turn,   after   a   run   toward   the   by-line   put   in   a   cross   which   retreating   centre   back   Jack   Jenkins   could   only   head against his own cross bar. The ball rebounded into the path of the alert Haggett who swept home clinically for a deserved lead. Aberdare continued to look comfortable but the complexion and course of the game was to change in a mad few minutes just on the half hour mark. Powell and Village’s Mickey Morris were involved in a bit of handbags and went into referee Jones’ book as did Sion Williams of Village for some after the event verbals. The   free   kick   was   Village’s,   awarded   for   Powell’s   initial   push   and   it   was   to   prove   so   costly. The   ball   was   floated   into   the Town   penalty   box   and   keeper   Clint   Forbes   could   only   flap   into   the path of Kurtis Morgan who rifled home. Two   minutes   later   and   a   similar   hoof   into   the   box   was   not   dealt   with   and   Morgan   snatched   his   second. The   game   had   turned   on   its   head   and   a   shell   shocked Aberdare   found   it   difficult   to regain the early composure though before half time there was a third booking for the visitors with Jenkins the recipient of the yellow card. Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-2 Garden Village Elliot   Morris   who   had   been   out   of   sorts   for   a   few   days   leading   up   to   the   game   was   replaced   at   half   time   by   John   Phillips   but   it   was   not   long   before   Village   added   a   third   when   another high   ball   into   the   Town   penalty   area   saw   the   defence   again   switched   off   with   Jenkins,   who   had   come   up   for   the   preceding   set   piece   finding   himself   unmarked   and   gratefully   converting the gift presented him. Andrew   Ellis   and   latterly   Rikki   Evans   were   introduced   in   an   attempt   to   freshen   things   up   but   even   when   Village   were   reduced   to   ten   men   after   a   straight   red   was   brandished   at   Callum Silcox   for   kicking   out   at Town   central   defender   Leigh   Hartshorn,   they   absorbed   the   pressure   with   reasonable   comfort   up   until   the   last   ten   minutes,   including   several   minutes   of   injury   time allocated by the official. During these final throes, Haggett struck the base of the post, a Hartshorn header was cleared off the line and a Rikki Evans thunderbolt tipped away superbly by Dafydd Jones. But   these   late   salvoes   should   not   hide   from   the   fact   that   this   was   generally   a   lethargic   display   lacking   a   cutting   edge   and   any   semblance   of   the   dynamism   required   to   compete   at   the   top end of this league. The   outcome   thus   leaves   Town   adrift   at   the   bottom   end   of   the   division   perilously   close   to   the   relegation   area   and   although   only   early   into   the   season   already   sees   the   alarm   bells   begin to ring. Performance   levels   need   to   change   immediately   as   next   up   is   a   home   Welsh   Cup   encounter   this   Friday   evening   against Ammanford   Town,with   the   winner   hoping   for   a   lucrative   second round draw and the following weekend the much anticipated derby with AFC Llwydcoed. Man of the Match: n/a Team:   Clint Forbes, Rhys Jones, Levi Jones, Gareth Jones, Lee Hartshorn, Richard Ingram, Lewis Holder, Josh Powell, Rhys Tandy, Elliott Morris, Seb Haggett Subs used:   Andrew Ellis, Jon Phillips, Rikki Evans Subs not used:   Kevin Davies, Ben Gibbs
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Aberdare   remain   winless   after   this   capitulation   against   no   more   than   a decent,   hard-   working   outfit   and   this   disappointingly   in   front   of      good home support for this Friday night fixture. There   was   a   return   to   the   starting   line   after   a   long   suspension   for   Lewis Holder, with Richard Ingram also returning to bolster the midfield. Things   began   brightly   with   Rhys   Tandy   producing   some   neat   touches   and the    front    line    of    Seb    Haggett    and    Elliot    Morris    causing    a    few    early headaches for the Village rear guard. The   visitors   were   producing   little   to   trouble   the   hosts   and   it   came   as   no surprise   when Town   opened   the   scoring   in   the   19th   minute.   Holder   broke   up a   Village   break   slotting   a   pass   to   Tandy   who   found   the   overlapping   Josh Powell   with   a   sweet   pass   and   who   in   turn,   after   a   run   toward   the   by-line   put in    a    cross    which    retreating    centre    back    Jack    Jenkins    could    only    head against   his   own   cross   bar.   The   ball   rebounded   into   the   path   of   the   alert Haggett who swept home clinically for a deserved lead. Aberdare   continued   to   look   comfortable   but   the   complexion   and   course   of the game was to change in a mad few minutes just on the half hour mark. Powell   and   Village’s   Mickey   Morris   were   involved   in   a   bit   of   handbags   and went   into   referee   Jones’   book   as   did   Sion   Williams   of   Village   for   some   after the event verbals. The   free   kick   was   Village’s,   awarded   for   Powell’s   initial   push   and   it   was   to prove   so   costly.   The   ball   was   floated   into   the   Town   penalty   box   and   keeper Clint Forbes could only flap into the path of Kurtis Morgan who rifled home. Two   minutes   later   and   a   similar   hoof   into   the   box   was   not   dealt   with   and Morgan   snatched   his   second.   The   game   had   turned   on   its   head   and   a   shell shocked   Aberdare   found   it   difficult   to   regain   the   early   composure   though before   half   time   there   was   a   third   booking   for   the   visitors   with   Jenkins   the recipient of the yellow card. Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-2 Garden Village Elliot   Morris   who   had   been   out   of   sorts   for   a   few   days   leading   up   to   the game   was   replaced   at   half   time   by   John   Phillips   but   it   was   not   long   before Village   added   a   third   when   another   high   ball   into   the Town   penalty   area   saw the   defence   again   switched   off   with   Jenkins,   who   had   come   up   for   the preceding   set   piece   finding   himself   unmarked   and   gratefully   converting   the gift presented him. Andrew   Ellis   and   latterly   Rikki   Evans   were   introduced   in   an   attempt   to freshen   things   up   but   even   when   Village   were   reduced   to   ten   men   after   a straight   red   was   brandished   at   Callum   Silcox   for   kicking   out   at   Town   central defender    Leigh    Hartshorn,    they    absorbed    the    pressure    with    reasonable comfort   up   until   the   last   ten   minutes,   including   several   minutes   of   injury   time allocated by the official. During   these   final   throes,   Haggett   struck   the   base   of   the   post,   a   Hartshorn header   was   cleared   off   the   line   and   a   Rikki   Evans   thunderbolt   tipped   away superbly by Dafydd Jones. But   these   late   salvoes   should   not   hide   from   the   fact   that   this   was   generally a    lethargic    display    lacking    a    cutting    edge    and    any    semblance    of    the dynamism required to compete at the top end of this league. The   outcome   thus   leaves   Town   adrift   at   the   bottom   end   of   the   division perilously   close   to   the   relegation   area   and   although   only   early   into   the season already sees the alarm bells begin to ring. Performance   levels   need   to   change   immediately   as   next   up   is   a   home Welsh   Cup   encounter   this   Friday   evening   against Ammanford   Town,with   the winner   hoping   for   a   lucrative   second   round   draw   and   the   following   weekend the much anticipated derby with AFC Llwydcoed. Man of the Match: n/a Team:     Clint    Forbes,    Rhys    Jones,    Levi    Jones,    Gareth    Jones,    Lee Hartshorn,   Richard   Ingram,   Lewis   Holder,   Josh   Powell,   Rhys   Tandy,   Elliott Morris, Seb Haggett Subs used:   Andrew Ellis, Jon Phillips, Rikki Evans Subs not used:   Kevin Davies, Ben Gibbs
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