Match report by Richard Rowlands Following   the   postponement   of   the   previous   week’s   fixture   with AFC   Porth, Aberdare   were   keen   to   take   the   field   and   maintain   impetus   after   breaking   their   duck   two   weeks earlier against Aberbargoed Buds.  And   this   certainly   materialized   after   a   tremendous   display   handicapped   by   playing   out   the   last   forty   minutes   with   ten   men   in   atrocious   conditions   and   in   that   time   moving   from   a   2-2 score line to a two goal win. Your scribe has been reporting on games for far too long to mention but for grit and determination this ranks up there with the best.  Josh Powell and Levi Jones returned after suspension and there was a debut for ex Carmarthen and Port Talbot keeper, Wyn Walters. The game kicked off on a lush green surface and finished in a scene of pure white and thanks must go to Mr Said and his officials for their officiating in such difficult circumstances.  The first goal came in the 11th minute with man of the match Ross Daniels beating the off side trap and cleverly rounding the keeper to rifle home. Aberdare were in control and several half chances were carved out including an Elliot Morris effort which flashed just wide. The   weather   was   deteriorating   fast   as   the   vista   began   to   resemble   an   arctic   scene   with   two   blows   for   Risca   losing   keeper   Tom   Chorley   to   injury   to   be   replaced   by Angelo   Roberetti   and Liam Head missing a glorious chance to equalize. But Head soon made amends, latching on to a delightful Josh Clayton through ball to finish with aplomb. Town’s Seb Haggett had a chance to restore the advantage minutes later but Roberetti managed to clear and the resulting corner saw a John Phillips header go narrowly wide. As   with   Liam   Head   for   the   opposition,   Haggett   did   not   have   long   to   wait   to   redeem   himself.   Daniels   broke   strongly   down   the   right   edge   of   the   penalty   area,   unselfishly   crossing   for   the alert Haggett to strike home. As half time approached another Daniels-Haggett one-two saw ex Aber defender Lee Hartshorn desperately clear. Half Time: Aberdare Town 2-1 Risca United Both sets of players continued to produce excellent football in the second period with the snow showers unrelenting with ex Aber’s Lewis Hitchcock the Risca star. Just   before   and   after   the   hour   controversy,   or   maybe   confusion,   reigned   as   firstly   Town’s   Levi   Jones   was   red   carded   for   an   alleged   trip   in   the   box   with   Dan   Battle   converting   from   the spot   and   just   two   minutes   later,   Haggett   clattered   by   Roberetti   as   he   entered   the   area   but   with   only   a   yellow   card   brandished   for   the   fortunate   keeper.   Richard   Ingram   struck   home   for   a 3-2 lead. Amazingly the final half hour saw Aberdare in the ascendancy as Risca wilted under the new found confidence and belief of a team a million miles from that of only a month ago. The defensive display of Matthew Glassey, Powell, Rhys Williams and Phillips moving back to central defence after the dismissal of Levi Jones were immense  This was clearly epitomised in a rampaging charge by central defender Williams of fully seventy yards from his defensive position returning to rapturous applause from the home crowd.  Lewis Holder again displaying his true captain’s qualities and the vision and awareness of Ingram blunted most Risca midfield ploys There   was   an   equally   noisy   accolade   from   the   home   fans   for   Luke   Jones   making   his   return   after   a   long   injury   lay   off   and   to   put   the   icing   on   the   cake   he   snatched   the   fourth   and   decisive goal   in   the   71st   minute.   An   Ingram   free   kick   found   the   irrepressible   Daniels   who   crossed   with   defender   and   keeper,      colliding   under   pressure   from   the   non-stop   Morris   and   allowing “Scouser” Jones to prod home. Risca had clearly folded and keeper Roberetti pulled off a series of stops including a marvelous double save to keep the score line part presentable.  A victory the means and circumstances to which will remain long in the memory Man of the Match: Ross Daniels Team:   Wyn Walters, Matthew Glassey, Josh Powell, Levi Jones, Rhys Williams, Richard Ingram, Elliott Morris, Lewis Holder, Ross Daniels. Seb Haggett, John Phillips Subs used: Luke Jones, Rhys Tandy Subs not used:   Ben Gibbs, Andrew Ellis
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Following   the   postponement   of   the   previous   week’s   fixture   with   AFC Porth,   Aberdare   were   keen   to   take   the   field   and   maintain   impetus   after breaking their duck two weeks earlier against Aberbargoed Buds.  And   this   certainly   materialized   after   a   tremendous   display   handicapped   by playing   out   the   last   forty   minutes   with   ten   men   in   atrocious   conditions   and   in that time moving from a 2-2 score line to a two goal win. Your   scribe   has   been   reporting   on   games   for   far   too   long   to   mention   but   for grit and determination this ranks up there with the best.  Josh   Powell   and   Levi   Jones   returned   after   suspension   and   there   was   a debut for ex Carmarthen and Port Talbot keeper, Wyn Walters. The   game   kicked   off   on   a   lush   green   surface   and   finished   in   a   scene   of   pure white   and   thanks   must   go   to   Mr   Said   and   his   officials   for   their   officiating   in such difficult circumstances.  The   first   goal   came   in   the   11th   minute   with   man   of   the   match   Ross   Daniels beating the off side trap and cleverly rounding the keeper to rifle home. Aberdare    were    in    control    and    several    half    chances    were    carved    out including an Elliot Morris effort which flashed just wide. The   weather   was   deteriorating   fast   as   the   vista   began   to   resemble   an   arctic scene   with   two   blows   for   Risca   losing   keeper   Tom   Chorley   to   injury   to   be replaced   by   Angelo   Roberetti   and   Liam   Head   missing   a   glorious   chance   to equalize. But   Head   soon   made   amends,   latching   on   to   a   delightful   Josh   Clayton through ball to finish with aplomb. Town’s   Seb   Haggett   had   a   chance   to   restore   the   advantage   minutes   later but   Roberetti   managed   to   clear   and   the   resulting   corner   saw   a   John   Phillips header go narrowly wide. As   with   Liam   Head   for   the   opposition,   Haggett   did   not   have   long   to   wait   to redeem   himself.   Daniels   broke   strongly   down   the   right   edge   of   the   penalty area, unselfishly crossing for the alert Haggett to strike home. As   half   time   approached   another   Daniels-Haggett   one-two   saw   ex   Aber defender Lee Hartshorn desperately clear. Half Time: Aberdare Town 2-1 Risca United Both   sets   of   players   continued   to   produce   excellent   football   in   the   second period   with   the   snow   showers   unrelenting   with   ex   Aber’s   Lewis   Hitchcock the Risca star. Just   before   and   after   the   hour   controversy,   or   maybe   confusion,   reigned   as firstly   Town’s   Levi   Jones   was   red   carded   for   an   alleged   trip   in   the   box   with Dan   Battle   converting   from   the   spot   and   just   two   minutes   later,   Haggett clattered   by   Roberetti   as   he   entered   the   area   but   with   only   a   yellow   card brandished   for   the   fortunate   keeper.   Richard   Ingram   struck   home   for   a   3-2 lead. Amazingly   the   final   half   hour   saw   Aberdare   in   the   ascendancy   as   Risca wilted   under   the   new   found   confidence   and   belief   of   a   team   a   million   miles from that of only a month ago. The    defensive    display    of    Matthew    Glassey,    Powell,    Rhys    Williams    and Phillips   moving   back   to   central   defence   after   the   dismissal   of   Levi   Jones were immense  This   was   clearly   epitomised   in   a   rampaging   charge   by   central   defender Williams    of    fully    seventy    yards    from    his    defensive    position    returning    to rapturous applause from the home crowd.  Lewis   Holder   again   displaying   his   true   captain’s   qualities   and   the   vision   and awareness of Ingram blunted most Risca midfield ploys There   was   an   equally   noisy   accolade   from   the   home   fans   for   Luke   Jones making   his   return   after   a   long   injury   lay   off   and   to   put   the   icing   on   the   cake he   snatched   the   fourth   and   decisive   goal   in   the   71st   minute. An   Ingram   free kick   found   the   irrepressible   Daniels   who   crossed   with   defender   and   keeper,     colliding   under   pressure   from   the   non-stop   Morris   and   allowing   “Scouser” Jones to prod home. Risca   had   clearly   folded   and   keeper   Roberetti   pulled   off   a   series   of   stops including a marvelous double save to keep the score line part presentable.  A   victory   the   means   and   circumstances   to   which   will   remain   long   in   the memory Man of the Match: Ross Daniels Team:    Wyn   Walters,   Matthew   Glassey,   Josh   Powell,   Levi   Jones,   Rhys Williams,   Richard   Ingram,   Elliott   Morris,   Lewis   Holder,   Ross   Daniels.   Seb Haggett, John Phillips Subs used: Luke Jones, Rhys Tandy Subs not used:   Ben Gibbs, Andrew Ellis
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