Match report by Richard Rowlands Mixed   news   has   come   out   of   the   club   over   the   past   weeks   with   the   resignation   of   manager   Wayne   Powell   and   his   team   but   on   the   positive   side,   the   award   of   a   Tier   2   Licence   from   the FAW   ,   meaning   that   in   the   rejigged   Welsh   Pyramid,      coming   fully   into   effect   for   season   2019/2020, Aberdare   could   find   themselves   in   the   new   FAW      South   and   Mid   Wales   Championship just a step below the Welsh Premier. For   Pontypridd   ,   their   facilities   did   not   reach   the   level   required   so   sadly   for   them,   even   if   they   end   up   winning   the   Division   or   securing   a   top   three   finish      which   is   very   likely,      promotion will be denied. This was the backdrop to a much anticipated local derby with Aberdare caretaker manager , Simon Jones, taking the reins for this, the final home game of the campaign. Andrew Fenaroli came in for his first start of the season at right back with Myles Case in for the absent Elliot Morris. In   front   of   a   good   crowd   both   sides   were   showing   their   attacking   intentions   with   Pontypridd   showing   a   greater   sharpness   and   the   first   clear   chance   fell   to   their   striker,   Gavin   Beddard   as he sent in a powerful effort well saved by James Harris. Andrew Smith was involved in all their dangerous moves and on two occasions he was denied by the off side flag the second a certainly debatable call. Aberdare were working hard with no real sighters on goal with the last chance of the half again falling to Beddard after a fortunate ricochet saw him blast over from eight yards. The   main   talking   point   of   the   first   half   had   been   a   booking   for   Smith   for   simulation   arising   out   of   a   through   ball   on   goal.   Harris   seemed   hesitant   to   make   a   run   for   the   ball   but   got   to   it   at the   same   as   the   fast   approaching   Smith   with   contact   resulting   in   Smith   hitting   the   deck   and   an   appeal   by   his   colleagues   for   a   penalty.   Referee   Jones   saw   it   differently   with   a   yellow   card brandished to the forward. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0 Pontypridd Town 0 The second half saw the visitors immediately on the front foot and the Aberdare defence remained under constant pressure with clearances coming straight back. Levi   Jones   who   was   producing   a   man   of   the   match   performance   prevented   a   certain   opener   for   Beddard   with   a   wonderful   covering   tackle   with   moments   later   seeing   him   booked   for   a strong midfield challenge. The atmosphere was really heating up with a vociferous crowd adding the spice to an already hot mix with Beddard and Aidan Lewis added to the ref’s notebook. It   was   backs   to   the   wall   stuff   from Aberdare   with   Luke   Davies   and   Rhys   Williams   excelling   and   young   Fenaroli   growing   rapidly   into   the   game.   He   was   on   hand   to   produce   a   superb   goal saving tackle after Harris had pulled off a quite breath taking save from another Beddard strike drawing applause from right around the ground. But the pressure had to tell and in the 78th minute Smith nudged home a loose ball resulting from a bit of ping pong in the Aberdare penalty box. The   game   now   changed   with   Pontypridd   desperate   to   cling      to   the   three   points   that   would   take   them   top   and   in   doing   so   conceding   ground   to   what   had   now   become   a   resurgent   home team. Aberdare began to win corner after corner with other missiles being hurled into the box from Fenaroli long throws. One   such   instance   saw   Luke   Davies   head   powerfully   at   goal   to   be   denied   by   a   brilliant      Burnett   save   and   from   the   resulting   corner   a   concerted   call   for   a   penalty   from   what   appeared hand ball in the area. If Aberdare   had   produced   this   kind   of   play   earlier   then   they   could   well   have   gained   something   out   of   the   game   but   with   Pontypridd   cleverly   playing   down   the   clock   they   got   the   job   done and overall were worthy of the win. Aberdare   now   travel   to   Garden   Village   this   coming   weekend   for   unusually   a   Sunday   fixture   with   the   Gorseinon   based   team   and   to   bring   the   curtain   down   on   what   has   been   a   generally disappointing season Man of the Match: Levi Jones Team: James Harris, Andrew Feneroli, Phil Clark, Rhys Williams, Luke Davies, Levi Jones, Myles Case, Tom Morris, Killian Kingston, Seb Haggett, Rhys Tandy Subs used: Daniel Riddiford, Scott Griffiths Subs not used: Kevin Connelly, Rhys Thomas
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Mixed    news    has    come    out    of    the    club    over    the    past    weeks    with    the resignation   of   manager   Wayne   Powell   and   his   team   but   on   the   positive side,   the   award   of   a   Tier   2   Licence   from   the   FAW   ,   meaning   that   in   the rejigged   Welsh   Pyramid,      coming   fully   into   effect   for   season   2019/2020, Aberdare   could   find   themselves   in   the   new   FAW      South   and   Mid   Wales Championship just a step below the Welsh Premier. For   Pontypridd   ,   their   facilities   did   not   reach   the   level   required   so   sadly   for them,   even   if   they   end   up   winning   the   Division   or   securing   a   top   three   finish     which is very likely,  promotion will be denied. This   was   the   backdrop   to   a   much   anticipated   local   derby   with   Aberdare caretaker   manager   ,   Simon   Jones,   taking   the   reins   for   this,   the   final   home game of the campaign. Andrew   Fenaroli   came   in   for   his   first   start   of   the   season   at   right   back   with Myles Case in for the absent Elliot Morris. In   front   of   a   good   crowd   both   sides   were   showing   their   attacking   intentions with   Pontypridd   showing   a   greater   sharpness   and   the   first   clear   chance   fell to   their   striker,   Gavin   Beddard   as   he   sent   in   a   powerful   effort   well   saved   by James Harris. Andrew    Smith    was    involved    in    all    their    dangerous    moves    and    on    two occasions    he    was    denied    by    the    off    side    flag    the    second    a    certainly debatable call. Aberdare   were   working   hard   with   no   real   sighters   on   goal   with   the   last chance   of   the   half   again   falling   to   Beddard   after   a   fortunate   ricochet   saw him blast over from eight yards. The   main   talking   point   of   the   first   half   had   been   a   booking   for   Smith   for simulation   arising   out   of   a   through   ball   on   goal.   Harris   seemed   hesitant   to make   a   run   for   the   ball   but   got   to   it   at   the   same   as   the   fast   approaching Smith   with   contact   resulting   in   Smith   hitting   the   deck   and   an   appeal   by   his colleagues   for   a   penalty.   Referee   Jones   saw   it   differently   with   a   yellow   card brandished to the forward. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0 Pontypridd Town 0 The   second   half   saw   the   visitors   immediately   on   the   front   foot   and   the Aberdare    defence    remained    under    constant    pressure    with    clearances coming straight back. Levi   Jones   who   was   producing   a   man   of   the   match   performance   prevented a    certain    opener    for    Beddard    with    a    wonderful    covering    tackle    with moments later seeing him booked for a strong midfield challenge. The   atmosphere   was   really   heating   up   with   a   vociferous   crowd   adding   the spice   to   an   already   hot   mix   with   Beddard   and Aidan   Lewis   added   to   the   ref’s notebook. It   was   backs   to   the   wall   stuff   from   Aberdare   with   Luke   Davies   and   Rhys Williams   excelling   and   young   Fenaroli   growing   rapidly   into   the   game.   He was   on   hand   to   produce   a   superb   goal   saving   tackle   after   Harris   had   pulled off    a    quite    breath    taking    save    from    another    Beddard    strike    drawing applause from right around the ground. But   the   pressure   had   to   tell   and   in   the   78th   minute   Smith   nudged   home   a loose ball resulting from a bit of ping pong in the Aberdare penalty box. The   game   now   changed   with   Pontypridd   desperate   to   cling      to   the   three points   that   would   take   them   top   and   in   doing   so   conceding   ground   to   what had now become a resurgent home team. Aberdare   began   to   win   corner   after   corner   with   other   missiles   being   hurled into the box from Fenaroli long throws. One   such   instance   saw   Luke   Davies   head   powerfully   at   goal   to   be   denied by   a   brilliant      Burnett   save   and   from   the   resulting   corner   a   concerted   call   for a penalty from what appeared hand ball in the area. If Aberdare   had   produced   this   kind   of   play   earlier   then   they   could   well   have gained   something   out   of   the   game   but   with   Pontypridd   cleverly   playing down the clock they got the job done and overall were worthy of the win. Aberdare   now   travel   to   Garden   Village   this   coming   weekend   for   unusually   a Sunday   fixture   with   the   Gorseinon   based   team   and   to   bring   the   curtain down on what has been a generally disappointing season Man of the Match: Levi Jones Team:   James   Harris,   Andrew   Feneroli,   Phil   Clark,   Rhys   Williams,   Luke Davies,   Levi   Jones,   Myles   Case, Tom   Morris,   Killian   Kingston,   Seb   Haggett, Rhys Tandy Subs used: Daniel Riddiford, Scott Griffiths Subs not used: Kevin Connelly, Rhys Thomas
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