Match report by Richard Rowlands Following   a   strong   pre-season   recruiting   drive,   manager   Matt   Driscoll   planned   to   introduce   several   new   faces   but   a   catalogue   of   injuries   produced   a   starting   line-up shorn of five players key to battling for promotion. The   game   followed   a   familiar   pattern   of   Aberdare   dominating   the   first   quarter   but   unable   to   convert   the   several   chances   that   came   along   and   losing   the   impetus   that   a   lead   would have maintained, allowing the opposition to counter and in this instance, go in at half time with a two goal cushion. Things   began   brightly   for Aberdare   with   Ross   Daniels   and   Elliot   Morris   going   close   and   Luke   Jones   pulled   back   by   Daniel   Battle   as   he   sped   toward   the   box   resulting   in   a   yellow   for   the Risca frontrunner. It wasn’t until 20 minutes before Town keeper Forbes was called into his first serious action with an excellent save from a Jordan Needs effort. Morris   was   denied   by   a   brave   stop   by   Risca   keeper   Chris   Jones   but   with   nothing   to   show   for   their   dominance Aberdare   became   sloppy   with   a   few   wake   up   calls   including   a   superb goal line clearance by Richard Ingram. With five minutes to the break Jon Phillips brought down a Risca forward which with the new rules, a penalty was seen as adequate punishment with a yellow for the miscreant. Dan   Battle   fired   home   but   the   nightmare   continued   for   Phillips   as   he   was   caught   trying   to   play   out   from   within   the   box,   losing   possession   and   the   cross   casually   tapped   home   by Ashley Johnson. Half Time: Risca United 2-1 Aberdare Town The   ineffective   Rob   Blatchford,   still   carrying   a   pre   season   knock   and   drafted   in   because   of   a   warm   up   injury   to   Matt   Flynn   was   replaced   by   ex   Llwydcoed   starlet Andrew   Ellis,   and   he was to produce a most promising debut. It   was   to   prove   a   very   competitive   second   half   with   man   of   the   match,   young   Mitchell   Boyce,   stepping   up   from   the   previous   season’s   successful   Reserve   team,   and   proving   a   real gem, displaying strength, skill and a great engine which augers well for the season. The 73rd minute saw a powerful Morris strike fumbled by Chris Jones and there was Ellis to get his first, hopefully of many, for the Town. Substitute Dan Fenaroli saw his headed effort from an Ingram cross well saved by Jones with Ingram himself firing just wide with a long range rocket. Press   as   they   did   and   committing   bodies   forward,   the   visitors   just   could   not   breach   the   home   defence   and   close   on   time   Risca   broke   but   the   fast   back-   tracking   Ellis   somehow   cleared off the line. Referee   Josh   Howells   blew   for   time   but   despite   the   result   Aberdare   can   take   solace   from   the   performance   and   the   fact   that   hopefully   the   star   players   missing   on   the   night   will   soon return to action. With   Welsh   Cup   matches   on   the   horizon   and   with   Aberdare   having   received   kindly   byes   means   no   action   till   August   23rd   at   Trefelin   BGC   near   Cwmavon   in   the   first   round   of   the League   Cup   and   the   Saturday   of   that   week   at   title   favourites   Pontypridd Town,   over   whom Aberdare   did   the   double   last   season,   and   now   playing   at   their   new   home   on Treforest   Fields and having recruited heavily in the close season. Man of the Match: Mitchell Boyce Team:   Clint Forbes, Mitchell Boyce, Josh Powell, Jon Phillps, Gareth Jones, Shay Friel, Richard Ingram, Luke Jones, Ross Daniels, Elliott Morris, Rob Blatchford Subs used:   Rikki Evans, Andrew Ellis, Andrew Feneroli Sub not used:   Daniel Hughes
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2-1
Risca United
Aberdare Town
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Following   a   strong   pre-season   recruiting   drive,   manager   Matt   Driscoll planned   to   introduce   several   new   faces   but   a   catalogue   of   injuries produced   a   starting   line-up   shorn   of   five   players   key   to   battling   for promotion. The   game   followed   a   familiar   pattern   of Aberdare   dominating   the   first   quarter but   unable   to   convert   the   several   chances   that   came   along   and   losing   the impetus    that    a    lead    would    have    maintained,    allowing    the    opposition    to counter and in this instance, go in at half time with a two goal cushion. Things   began   brightly   for Aberdare   with   Ross   Daniels   and   Elliot   Morris   going close   and   Luke   Jones   pulled   back   by   Daniel   Battle   as   he   sped   toward   the box resulting in a yellow for the Risca frontrunner. It   wasn’t   until   20   minutes   before   Town   keeper   Forbes   was   called   into   his   first serious action with an excellent save from a Jordan Needs effort. Morris   was   denied   by   a   brave   stop   by   Risca   keeper   Chris   Jones   but   with nothing   to   show   for   their   dominance   Aberdare   became   sloppy   with   a   few wake up calls including a superb goal line clearance by Richard Ingram. With   five   minutes   to   the   break   Jon   Phillips   brought   down   a   Risca   forward which   with   the   new   rules,   a   penalty   was   seen   as   adequate   punishment   with a yellow for the miscreant. Dan   Battle   fired   home   but   the   nightmare   continued   for   Phillips   as   he   was caught   trying   to   play   out   from   within   the   box,   losing   possession   and   the   cross casually tapped home by Ashley Johnson. Half Time: Risca United 2-1 Aberdare Town The   ineffective   Rob   Blatchford,   still   carrying   a   pre   season   knock   and   drafted in   because   of   a   warm   up   injury   to   Matt   Flynn   was   replaced   by   ex   Llwydcoed starlet Andrew Ellis, and he was to produce a most promising debut. It   was   to   prove   a   very   competitive   second   half   with   man   of   the   match,   young Mitchell   Boyce,   stepping   up   from   the   previous   season’s   successful   Reserve team,   and   proving   a   real   gem,   displaying   strength,   skill   and   a   great   engine which augers well for the season. The   73rd   minute   saw   a   powerful   Morris   strike   fumbled   by   Chris   Jones   and there was Ellis to get his first, hopefully of many, for the Town. Substitute   Dan   Fenaroli   saw   his   headed   effort   from   an   Ingram   cross   well saved by Jones with Ingram himself firing just wide with a long range rocket. Press   as   they   did   and   committing   bodies   forward,   the   visitors   just   could   not breach   the   home   defence   and   close   on   time   Risca   broke   but   the   fast   back- tracking Ellis somehow cleared off the line. Referee   Josh   Howells   blew   for   time   but   despite   the   result Aberdare   can   take solace   from   the   performance   and   the   fact   that   hopefully   the   star   players missing on the night will soon return to action. With   Welsh   Cup   matches   on   the   horizon   and   with Aberdare   having   received kindly   byes   means   no   action   till August   23rd   at   Trefelin   BGC   near   Cwmavon in   the   first   round   of   the   League   Cup   and   the   Saturday   of   that   week   at   title favourites   Pontypridd Town,   over   whom Aberdare   did   the   double   last   season, and   now   playing   at   their   new   home   on   Treforest   Fields   and   having   recruited heavily in the close season. Man of the Match: Mitchell Boyce Team:    Clint   Forbes,   Mitchell   Boyce,   Josh   Powell,   Jon   Phillps,   Gareth Jones,   Shay   Friel,   Richard   Ingram,   Luke   Jones,   Ross   Daniels,   Elliott   Morris, Rob Blatchford Subs used:   Rikki Evans, Andrew Ellis, Andrew Feneroli Sub not used:   Daniel Hughes
SEASON: 2017 / 2018 …
2-1
Risca United
Aberdare Town
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