Match report by Richard Rowlands Manager   Wayne   Powell   selected   the   same   starting   eleven   victorious   against   Dinas   Powys,   for   this   evening   fixture   for   what,   as   always,   would   prove   to   be   a   tough   encounter with Pontardawe. On   a   sticky   surface   the   long   ball   was   the   preferred   option   of   both   sides   early   doors   and   there   was   little   goal   mouth   action   to   report   with   both   keepers   restricted   to   dealing   with   some hopeful attempts causing them little trouble. It   would   take   a   quick   decisive   move   to   unlock   either   defence   and   this   came   about   in   the   26th   minute. A   ball   out   of   defence   was   headed   on   by   the   impressive   Jon   Phillips      finding   Seb Haggett   whose   sprinted   toward   goal      before   slipping   an   accurate   pass   to   the   motoring   Killian   Kingston   slotting   home   superbly   into   the   right   hand   corner   for   his   third   goal   in   three   games since his move from Risca United. The new found confidence of this Aberdare team was apparent to all with Kingston again to the fore, firing just wide from an angled shot as the hosts ramped up the pressure. It   was   no   surprise   when   they   added   a   second   on   35   minutes. The   non-   stop   Elliot   Morris   won   a   tussle   in   midfield   before   finding   the   dangerous   Rhys Tandy,   enjoying   a   great   run   of   form,     and taking a few strides before finding Haggett to his left who proceeded to cut inside . Onlookers   were   expecting   him   at   his   angle,   to   deliver   across   goal   but   he   had   other   ideas   and   hit   a   thunderous   shot   past   the   disbelieving   keeper   Steve   Reeve      again      into   the   right   hand corner. But as games against these West Walians have always proved they do not keel over easily and five minutes before the break, reduced the arrears. A disputed decision leading to a free kick on the edge of the box was expertly delivered into the mix by veteran Gary Taylor and returnee to the club, Craig Davies nodded home. Half Time: Aberdare Town 2-1 Pontardawe Town Aberdare began the second half on the front foot and  excellent work by Haggett down the right saw him cross to Kingston who unfortunately headed over. Full   back   Matthew   Glassey,   who   was   to   vie   with   man   of   the   match   Jordan   Coles   for   the   accolade   was   making   some   penetrating   runs   as   was   Tandy   on   the   other   flank   as   the   game opened up with Aberdare looking for that killer third and the visitors to regain parity. In fact it was now the visitors looking the most likely with old heads Taylor and Sam Brown driving them forward. Home   keeper   James   Harris,   who   had   had   little   to   do   up   to   this   juncture   was   now   showing   what   a   great   signing   he   had   been   from   Port Talbot,      saving   bravely   after   a Taylor   free   kick   had thudded against the cross bar back into play and dealing superbly with high crosses now being regularly pumped into the home box. Recent   signing   Tom   Rees   and   debutant   Miles   Case   were   introduced   by   Powell   and   fitted   in   seamlessly   as   pressure   mounted,   but   the   back   four   of   Coles,   Glassey   ,   Phil   Clark   and   Rhys Williams who was forced off with injury following yet another trade mark tackle to deny a snap break on goal, were rocks at the back. Levi   Jones   who   is   developing   so   quickly   ,easily   fitted   back   into   a   defensive   role   with   the   injury   to   Williams   with   Morris   and   Phillips   able   to   display   their   versatility   in   attack   and   defence mode. These   factors   were   vital   ingredients   It   was   now   becoming   the   defence   of   the Alamo,   but   the   visitors   did   themselves   no   favours   in   the   87th   minute   with   Brown   spotted   by   the   linesman using his elbow as Aberdare formed a defensive wall to counter a free kick award. After discussion with referee Mr Russell a red card was brandished and a not so early bath for the miscreant. From the free kick the ball was partially cleared but finding centre back Callum Poland, up for the set piece he ballooned over from five yards. Aberdare   still   had   to   endure   a   full   seven   minutes   of   injury   time   as   the   siege   continued   but   their   resilience   and   tenacity   saw   them   over   the   line   and   with   it   a   vital   three   points   .Yet   another superb team performance with every player bar none, putting in a honest shift- what a change from only a month or so ago. Man of the Match: Jordan Coles Team:   James Harris, Matthew Glassey, Phil Clark, Rhys Williams, Jordan Coles, Levi Jones, Elliott Morris, Rhys Tandy, John Phillips, Seb Haggett, Kilian Kingston Subs used: Myles Case, Tom Rees Subs not used:   Kevin Davies
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Manager   Wayne   Powell   selected   the   same   starting   eleven   victorious against   Dinas   Powys,   for   this   evening   fixture   for   what,   as   always, would prove to be a tough encounter with Pontardawe. On   a   sticky   surface   the   long   ball   was   the   preferred   option   of   both   sides early    doors    and    there    was    little    goal    mouth    action    to    report    with    both keepers   restricted   to   dealing   with   some   hopeful   attempts   causing   them   little trouble. It   would   take   a   quick   decisive   move   to   unlock   either   defence   and   this   came about   in   the   26th   minute.   A   ball   out   of   defence   was   headed   on   by   the impressive   Jon   Phillips      finding   Seb   Haggett   whose   sprinted   toward   goal     before   slipping   an   accurate   pass   to   the   motoring   Killian   Kingston   slotting home   superbly   into   the   right   hand   corner   for   his   third   goal   in   three   games since his move from Risca United. The   new   found   confidence   of   this   Aberdare   team   was   apparent   to   all   with Kingston   again   to   the   fore,   firing   just   wide   from   an   angled   shot   as   the   hosts ramped up the pressure. It   was   no   surprise   when   they   added   a   second   on   35   minutes.   The   non-   stop Elliot   Morris   won   a   tussle   in   midfield   before   finding   the   dangerous   Rhys Tandy,   enjoying   a   great   run   of   form,      and   taking   a   few   strides   before   finding Haggett to his left who proceeded to cut inside . Onlookers   were   expecting   him   at   his   angle,   to   deliver   across   goal   but   he had   other   ideas   and   hit   a   thunderous   shot   past   the   disbelieving   keeper Steve Reeve  again  into the right hand corner. But   as   games   against   these   West   Walians   have   always   proved   they   do   not keel over easily and five minutes before the break, reduced the arrears. A   disputed   decision   leading   to   a   free   kick   on   the   edge   of   the   box   was expertly   delivered   into   the   mix   by   veteran   Gary   Taylor   and   returnee   to   the club, Craig Davies nodded home. Half Time: Aberdare Town 2-1 Pontardawe Town Aberdare   began   the   second   half   on   the   front   foot   and      excellent   work   by Haggett    down    the    right    saw    him    cross    to    Kingston    who    unfortunately headed over. Full   back   Matthew   Glassey,   who   was   to   vie   with   man   of   the   match   Jordan Coles   for   the   accolade   was   making   some   penetrating   runs   as   was Tandy   on the   other   flank   as   the   game   opened   up   with   Aberdare   looking   for   that   killer third and the visitors to regain parity. In   fact   it   was   now   the   visitors   looking   the   most   likely   with   old   heads   Taylor and Sam Brown driving them forward. Home   keeper   James   Harris,   who   had   had   little   to   do   up   to   this   juncture   was now   showing   what   a   great   signing   he   had   been   from   Port   Talbot,      saving bravely   after   a   Taylor   free   kick   had   thudded   against   the   cross   bar   back   into play   and   dealing   superbly   with   high   crosses   now   being   regularly   pumped into the home box. Recent   signing   Tom   Rees   and   debutant   Miles   Case   were   introduced   by Powell   and   fitted   in   seamlessly   as   pressure   mounted,   but   the   back   four   of Coles,   Glassey   ,   Phil   Clark   and   Rhys   Williams   who   was   forced   off   with injury   following   yet   another   trade   mark   tackle   to   deny   a   snap   break   on   goal, were rocks at the back. Levi   Jones   who   is   developing   so   quickly   ,easily   fitted   back   into   a   defensive role   with   the   injury   to   Williams   with   Morris   and   Phillips   able   to   display   their versatility in attack and defence mode. These   factors   were   vital   ingredients   It   was   now   becoming   the   defence   of the   Alamo,   but   the   visitors   did   themselves   no   favours   in   the   87th   minute with   Brown   spotted   by   the   linesman   using   his   elbow   as   Aberdare   formed   a defensive wall to counter a free kick award. After   discussion   with   referee   Mr   Russell   a   red   card   was   brandished   and   a not so early bath for the miscreant. From   the   free   kick   the   ball   was   partially   cleared   but   finding   centre   back Callum Poland, up for the set piece he ballooned over from five yards. Aberdare   still   had   to   endure   a   full   seven   minutes   of   injury   time   as   the   siege continued   but   their   resilience   and   tenacity   saw   them   over   the   line   and   with   it a   vital   three   points   .Yet   another   superb   team   performance   with   every   player bar   none,   putting   in   a   honest   shift-   what   a   change   from   only   a   month   or   so ago. Man of the Match: Jordan Coles Team:    James   Harris,   Matthew   Glassey,   Phil   Clark,   Rhys   Williams,   Jordan Coles,   Levi   Jones,   Elliott   Morris,   Rhys   Tandy,   John   Phillips,   Seb   Haggett, Kilian Kingston Subs used: Myles Case, Tom Rees Subs not used:   Kevin Davies
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