Match report by Richard Rowlands Following   Aberdare’s   six   match   winless   streak,   manager   Matt   Driscoll   stepped   down   after   this   local   derby   and   the   backroom   staff   of   Gareth   Harboard   and   Wayne   Powell were appointed as the interim management team. It   had   been   a   unfortunate   opening   to   the   league   season   for   Driscoll,   having   to   endure   an   unprecedented   run   of   injuries   to   the   first   team   squad   and   being   unable   to   put   out   the   same starting eleven in successive matches. The club wish Matt all the best for the future and for his unstinting work during a difficult and trying period.  For this game Aberdare were yet again forced into several changes with Ben Gibbs and Jon Phillips recalled to defence. The crossbar came into play several times in the opening minutes with Liam Jones for the visitors and Ross Daniels for Town striking the woodwork. Jonathan Mason was giving Gibbs a torrid time and Ricky Carter was doing the same to the Phillips-Hartshorn central defensive pairing. With   Llwydcoed   looking   the   more   dangerous,   regularly   opening   up   the   Town   defence   with   crisp   passing   and   movement   it   came   as   a   surprise   when   Aberdare   opened   the   scoring   in   the 23rd minute. With a Richard Ingram free kick finding Hartshorn to the left of the penalty area his cross travelled into the danger area and striker Seb Haggett expertly slid home for the lead. It   Should   have   been   two   nil   minutes   later   with   Haggett   heading   wide   but   the   turning   point   came   on   the   half   hour   with   two   goals   for   the   visitors   converted   by   Ricky   Carter   following   speedy breakouts from defence and finished clinically by the ex-Aber striker. Town were never to recover from this quick one-two, with heads visibly dropping. Gibbs was replaced by the experienced Rhys Jones but with little effect on general play with Ioan Evans, Mason and Jay Woodford shining for the visitors. There   was   a   golden   chance   for   the   latter   just   before   the   break   but   he   scooped   over   when   well   placed.   This   followed   shortly   after   Town’s   Haggett   had   seen   his   shot   on   the   turn   whistle over from eight yards. Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-2 AFC Llwydcoed There   was   a   scrappy   start   to   the   second   period   with   neither   side   creating   much   of   note   until   an   Elliot   Morris   power   drive   was   superbly   tipped   over   the   crossbar   by   Coed   keeper Hargreaves. Aberdare   were   now   enjoying   their   best   period   of   the   game   but   this   left   them   exposed   at   the   back   and   a   long   ball   out   of   defence   found   Carter   who   sped   toward   goal   before   being manhandled   by   Phillips.   Referee   Vasilca   Ciupela   immediately   showed   a   red   card   to   the   transgressor   and   to   make   matters   even   worse   Carter   converted   the   resultant   free   kick   with aplomb to extend Coed’s lead and for Carter, a long to be remembered hat trick. Aberdare   were   rattled   bringing   on      Mitchell   Boyce   for   Richard   Ingram   and   as   it   was   to   turn   out,   Driscoll’s   last   direct   act   within   the   playing   area   as   Town   manager   substituting   Rhys   Tandy for Andrew Ellis. These   changes   were   to   prove   to   no   avail      with   the   rising   frustration   manifested   in   bookings   for   Lewis   Holder,   Haggett,   Boyce   and   Josh   Powell.     The   result   gave   Coed   deservedly   the   local bragging rights and leaves Aberdare one place above the relegation places. Man of the Match: None awarded Team: Clint Forbes, John Phillips, Ben Gibbs, Richard Ingram, Lee Hartshorn, Josh Powell, Lewis Holder, Rhys Tandy, Ross Daniels, Seb Haggett, Elliott Morris Subs used:   Andrew Ellis, Mitchell Boyce, Rhys Jones
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Following   Aberdare’s   six   match   winless   streak,   manager   Matt   Driscoll stepped   down   after   this   local   derby   and   the   backroom   staff   of   Gareth Harboard     and     Wayne     Powell     were     appointed     as     the     interim management team. It   had   been   a   unfortunate   opening   to   the   league   season   for   Driscoll,   having to   endure   an   unprecedented   run   of   injuries   to   the   first   team   squad   and   being unable to put out the same starting eleven in successive matches. The   club   wish   Matt   all   the   best   for   the   future   and   for   his   unstinting   work during a difficult and trying period.  For   this   game Aberdare   were   yet   again   forced   into   several   changes   with   Ben Gibbs and Jon Phillips recalled to defence. The   crossbar   came   into   play   several   times   in   the   opening   minutes   with   Liam Jones for the visitors and Ross Daniels for Town striking the woodwork. Jonathan   Mason   was   giving   Gibbs   a   torrid   time   and   Ricky   Carter   was   doing the same to the Phillips-Hartshorn central defensive pairing. With   Llwydcoed   looking   the   more   dangerous,   regularly   opening   up   the   Town defence    with    crisp    passing    and    movement    it    came    as    a    surprise    when Aberdare opened the scoring in the 23rd minute. With   a   Richard   Ingram   free   kick   finding   Hartshorn   to   the   left   of   the   penalty area    his    cross    travelled    into    the    danger    area    and    striker    Seb    Haggett expertly slid home for the lead. It   Should   have   been   two   nil   minutes   later   with   Haggett   heading   wide   but   the turning   point   came   on   the   half   hour   with   two   goals   for   the   visitors   converted by    Ricky    Carter    following    speedy    breakouts    from    defence    and    finished clinically by the ex-Aber striker. Town   were   never   to   recover   from   this   quick   one-two,   with   heads   visibly dropping. Gibbs   was   replaced   by   the   experienced   Rhys   Jones   but   with   little   effect   on general   play   with   Ioan   Evans,   Mason   and   Jay   Woodford   shining   for   the visitors. There   was   a   golden   chance   for   the   latter   just   before   the   break   but   he scooped   over   when   well   placed.   This   followed   shortly   after   Town’s   Haggett had seen his shot on the turn whistle over from eight yards. Half Time: Aberdare Town 1-2 AFC Llwydcoed There   was   a   scrappy   start   to   the   second   period   with   neither   side   creating much   of   note   until   an   Elliot   Morris   power   drive   was   superbly   tipped   over   the crossbar by Coed keeper Hargreaves. Aberdare   were   now   enjoying   their   best   period   of   the   game   but   this   left   them exposed   at   the   back   and   a   long   ball   out   of   defence   found   Carter   who   sped toward   goal   before   being   manhandled   by   Phillips.   Referee   Vasilca   Ciupela immediately   showed   a   red   card   to   the   transgressor   and   to   make   matters even   worse   Carter   converted   the   resultant   free   kick   with   aplomb   to   extend Coed’s lead and for Carter, a long to be remembered hat trick. Aberdare   were   rattled   bringing   on      Mitchell   Boyce   for   Richard   Ingram   and   as it   was   to   turn   out,   Driscoll’s   last   direct   act   within   the   playing   area   as   Town manager substituting Rhys Tandy for Andrew Ellis. These    changes    were    to    prove    to    no    avail        with    the    rising    frustration manifested   in   bookings   for   Lewis   Holder,   Haggett,   Boyce   and   Josh   Powell.     The    result    gave    Coed    deservedly    the    local    bragging    rights    and    leaves Aberdare one place above the relegation places. Man of the Match: None awarded Team:    Clint    Forbes,    John    Phillips,    Ben    Gibbs,    Richard    Ingram,    Lee Hartshorn,    Josh    Powell,    Lewis    Holder,    Rhys    Tandy,    Ross    Daniels,    Seb Haggett, Elliott Morris Subs used:   Andrew Ellis, Mitchell Boyce, Rhys Jones
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