Match report by Richard Rowlands Manager   Wayne   Powell   had   the   luxury   for   the   first   time   this   season   to   be   able   to   field   the   same,   consecutive   starting   line-up   to   face   a   rejuvenated      AFC   Porth,   who   had   claimed   their first win of the campaign, midweek at AFC Llwydcoed. The boost to confidence this victory produced was evident to all in the first twenty minutes with Aberdare making a stuttering start after two weeks of inactivity. After   twelve   minutes   the Aberdare   defence   who   had   begun   hesitatingly,   were   all   at   sea   as   Connor   Berry   waltzed   his   way   through,   setting   up   in   form   striker   Connor   Ray   to   bury   his   shot     in the right hand corner past James Harris for a deserved lead. Aberdare   were   finding   it   difficult   to   string   their   passes   together   and   maybe   a   more   proficient   outfit   could   have   put   the   game   to   bed   by   the   thirty   minute   mark   but   the   hosts   could   not   take advantage of their superiority, so slowly but surely ,Town  began to claw their way back into contention. Man   of   the   Match   ,   Rhys   Tandy   was   beginning   to   torment   his   opposite   number   down   the   right   flank   but   the   equalizer   arrived   from   a   more   direct   route   with   a   long   ball   downfield   headed on by a leaping Jon Phillips to Seb Haggett backing into a defender. As   Haggett   held   the   ball   up   he   may   have   taken   a   nudge   from   the   crowding   defender   who   was   possibly   harshly   penalized   ,   and   a   free   kick   left      central   to   goal   and   on   the   edge   of   the   box was awarded. Up stepped Phillips and as he has done so many times over the years, converted successfully driving hard and low into the right of goal for the equalizer. The   game   was   now   taking   a   different   shape   with   Town   the   dominant   team   and   Levi   Jones   imposing   himself   in   his   preferred   midfield   role   and   Tandy   and   overlapping   full   back   Matthew Glassey working in concert to set up dangerous and uneasy moments in the Porth defence. Half Time: AFC Porth 1-1 Aberdare Town The   half   time   whistle   probably   came   too   early   for Town,   now   so   much   in   the   ascendancy   but   they   did   not   have   to   wait   long   into   the   second   half   and   within   ten   golden   minutes   had   added a further three goals to leave the final result in no doubt. Tandy was the  chief orchestrator, the glut beginning after one of his trademark runs earning a free kick  from a foul committed  as a last resort . From his delivery there was Elliot Morris to head home for his seventh goal of the season. Within   four   minutes   it   was   Tandy   again   crossing   this   time   from   a   corner   seeing   Rhys   Williams   heading   across   to   Philiips   whose   effort   was   blocked   but   rebounding   to   Luke   Davies   who gratefully drilled home for a three- one lead. And to crown this episode Tandy again scuttled down the flank crossing to Phillips who unselfishly put into the path of the onrushing Haggett who rifled home to extend the gap . Haggett   could   have   added   a   fifth   and   his   second   moments   later   only   to   see   keeper,   Morgan   Davies   block   with   his   feet   and   deny   him   what   would   have   been   the   top   scorer’s   twelfth   of   the campaign . Further heroics by Davies denied Jon Phillips as Town continued on the front foot. As   the   game   entered   its   final   quarter   ,   the   Town      engine   began   to   idle,   content   that   the   three   points   were   theirs   and   as   such   ,allaying   any   relegation   concerns   but   this   can   often   be   a dangerous game to play. With fifteen minutes left on the clock , full back Phil Clarke was penalized for a high foot and Connor Ray struck the free kick home to reduce the arrears. Porth were now winning the little midfield battles with Town having taken their foot of the gas but with no real threat on the Town goal. Wayne   Powell   decided   it   was   time   for   fresh   legs,   bringing   on   Myles   Case   and   Shaun   Chappel   and   latterly   Sam   Phillips   and   Town   again   began   to   look   for   another   with   Killian   Kingston   , who   after   an   indifferent   start   was   providing   midfield   creativity   and   vigour,   making   a   strong   run   into   the   area   for   keeper   Davies   to   commit   to   a   brave   and   well   timed   dive   to   his   feet   to secure . Case   set   up   Morris   whose   strike   from   fifteen   yards   was   well   held   by   Davies   with   moments   later   the   final   whistle   being   blown   and   a   happy   contingent   returning   to   the   Cynon   Valley   with the three points won and short of some miraculous results Second Division survival secure. Man of the Match: Rhys Tandy Team:   James Harris, Matthew Glassey, Phil Clark, Rhys Williams, Luke Davies, Levi Jones, Elliott Morris, Killian Kingston, Seb Haggett, John Phillips, Rhys Tandy Subs used:   Myles Case, Shaun Chappell, Sam Phillips Subs not used:   Dai Gregory
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Manager   Wayne   Powell   had   the   luxury   for   the   first   time   this   season   to   be able   to   field   the   same,   consecutive   starting   line-up   to   face   a   rejuvenated     AFC   Porth,   who   had   claimed   their   first   win   of   the   campaign,   midweek   at AFC Llwydcoed. The   boost   to   confidence   this   victory   produced   was   evident   to   all   in   the   first twenty   minutes   with   Aberdare   making   a   stuttering   start   after   two   weeks   of inactivity. After   twelve   minutes   the   Aberdare   defence   who   had   begun   hesitatingly, were   all   at   sea   as   Connor   Berry   waltzed   his   way   through,   setting   up   in   form striker   Connor   Ray   to   bury   his   shot      in   the   right   hand   corner   past   James Harris for a deserved lead. Aberdare   were   finding   it   difficult   to   string   their   passes   together   and   maybe   a more   proficient   outfit   could   have   put   the   game   to   bed   by   the   thirty   minute mark   but   the   hosts   could   not   take   advantage   of   their   superiority,   so   slowly but surely ,Town  began to claw their way back into contention. Man   of   the   Match   ,   Rhys   Tandy   was   beginning   to   torment   his   opposite number   down   the   right   flank   but   the   equalizer   arrived   from   a   more   direct route   with   a   long   ball   downfield   headed   on   by   a   leaping   Jon   Phillips   to   Seb Haggett backing into a defender. As   Haggett   held   the   ball   up   he   may   have   taken   a   nudge   from   the   crowding defender   who   was   possibly   harshly   penalized   ,   and   a   free   kick   left      central to goal and on the edge of the box was awarded. Up   stepped   Phillips   and   as   he   has   done   so   many   times   over   the   years, converted   successfully   driving   hard   and   low   into   the   right   of   goal   for   the equalizer. The   game   was   now   taking   a   different   shape   with   Town   the   dominant   team and   Levi   Jones   imposing   himself   in   his   preferred   midfield   role   and   Tandy and   overlapping   full   back   Matthew   Glassey   working   in   concert   to   set   up dangerous and uneasy moments in the Porth defence. Half Time: AFC Porth 1-1 Aberdare Town The   half   time   whistle   probably   came   too   early   for   Town,   now   so   much   in   the ascendancy   but   they   did   not   have   to   wait   long   into   the   second   half   and within   ten   golden   minutes   had   added   a   further   three   goals   to   leave   the   final result in no doubt. Tandy    was    the        chief    orchestrator,    the    glut    beginning    after    one    of    his trademark runs earning a free kick  from a foul committed  as a last resort . From   his   delivery   there   was   Elliot   Morris   to   head   home   for   his   seventh   goal of the season. Within   four   minutes   it   was   Tandy   again   crossing   this   time   from   a   corner seeing   Rhys   Williams   heading   across   to   Philiips   whose   effort   was   blocked but   rebounding   to   Luke   Davies   who   gratefully   drilled   home   for   a   three-   one lead. And   to   crown   this   episode   Tandy   again   scuttled   down   the   flank   crossing   to Phillips   who   unselfishly   put   into   the   path   of   the   onrushing   Haggett   who   rifled home to extend the gap . Haggett   could   have   added   a   fifth   and   his   second   moments   later   only   to   see keeper,   Morgan   Davies   block   with   his   feet   and   deny   him   what   would   have been the top scorer’s twelfth of the campaign . Further   heroics   by   Davies   denied   Jon   Phillips   as   Town   continued   on   the front foot. As   the   game   entered   its   final   quarter   ,   the   Town      engine   began   to   idle, content    that    the    three    points    were    theirs    and    as    such    ,allaying    any relegation concerns but this can often be a dangerous game to play. With   fifteen   minutes   left   on   the   clock   ,   full   back   Phil   Clarke   was   penalized for   a   high   foot   and   Connor   Ray   struck   the   free   kick   home   to   reduce   the arrears. Porth   were   now   winning   the   little   midfield   battles   with   Town   having   taken their foot of the gas but with no real threat on the Town goal. Wayne   Powell   decided   it   was   time   for   fresh   legs,   bringing   on   Myles   Case and   Shaun   Chappel   and   latterly   Sam   Phillips   and   Town   again   began   to   look for   another   with   Killian   Kingston   ,   who   after   an   indifferent   start   was   providing midfield   creativity   and   vigour,   making   a   strong   run   into   the   area   for   keeper Davies to commit to a brave and well timed dive to his feet to secure . Case   set   up   Morris   whose   strike   from   fifteen   yards   was   well   held   by   Davies with   moments   later   the   final   whistle   being   blown   and   a   happy   contingent returning   to   the   Cynon   Valley   with   the   three   points   won   and   short   of   some miraculous results Second Division survival secure. Man of the Match: Rhys Tandy Team:    James   Harris,   Matthew   Glassey,   Phil   Clark,   Rhys   Williams,   Luke Davies,    Levi    Jones,    Elliott    Morris,    Killian    Kingston,    Seb    Haggett,    John Phillips, Rhys Tandy Subs used:   Myles Case, Shaun Chappell, Sam Phillips Subs not used:   Dai Gregory
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