Match report by Richard Rowlands Goal   less   matches   come   in   several   guises   but   this   was   a   game   providing   exhilarating   football   throughout,   providing   an   excellent   afternoon’s   fayre   for   an   appreciative audience who gave warm applause to the players as they returned to the dressing rooms with both sides having left nothing out on the pitch. This was STM’S first visit to Aberdare and the rapidly rising East Cardiff outfit left with just one point following two opening wins.  Still   missing   several   regulars, Aberdare   were   further   hit   with   injuries   to   several   key   players   but   will   take   great   comfort   from   the   performance   with   several   players   vying   for   the   man   of   the match accolade. Elliot   Morris   and   Mitchell   Boyce   made   welcome   returns   and   were   soon   in   the   action   as Aberdare   fashioned   several   moves   with   Rhys   Tandy   and   Rhys   Jones   constant   threats   from   the flanks. Some of the football was a joy to behold and it was only resolute defensive play that kept the home team in check. The   visitors,   although   under   the   cosh   for   long   periods,   were   more   than   capable   of   producing   sharp   raids   and   young   Levi   Jones   had   to   be   alert   to   rob   Dale   Gardiner   has   he   prepared   to pull the trigger from six yards and keeper Clint Forbes used his feet superbly to block Curtis Scotto who was hareing down on goal. Aberdare’s best chance fell to Seb Haggett who latched onto a clever through ball by Morris to see his shot travel narrowly wide. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-0 STM Sports Aberdare   began   the   second   half   strongly   with   a   Richard   Ingram   corner   frantically   cleared   and   a   searching   through   ball   from   the   non-stop   Boyce,   who   is   proving   to   be   the   find   of   the season, releasing Haggett who was halted by a brave and what had to be a well- timed stop with his feet by STM keeper, Chris Golton who also saved well from a Tandy effort. The   visitors   came   more   into   the   game   as   the   half   moved   on   but Aberdare   were   not   helped   by   injuries   to   the   industrious   wing   back Andrew   Ellis   from   a   fiery   mistimed   challenge,   midfield star Luke Jones and to front runner Morris which all forced changes to the set up. As   the   game   progressed   Aberdare   started   to   defend   deeper   and   deeper   with   the   three   Jones’   Gareth,   Levi   and   man   of   the   match   Rhys   rocks   in   defence   and   the   introduction   of   the inexperienced  Ben Gibbs who was to enjoy this steep ascent in his learning curve held firm. The   game   was   becoming   a   feisty   affair   but   it   was   at   the   STM   end   that   the   main   talking   point   of   the   match   was   to   occur   when   Haggett,   steaming   through   on   goal   appeared   to   be   held back by a defender forcing his strike to be mishit but to the consternation of the home fans, referee Walters waved away the strong appeals.  STM brought on Lamin Conteh to freshen up the attack and he was to prove a constant menace with his strong play. Kris Collins had by this time replaced Morris suffering from severe cramp and Sam Phillips for what looked a nasty injury to Luke Jones but still they held out. STM   coming   closest   with   an   effort   crashing   against   the   crossbar   from   a   corner. That   was   to   be   the   end   of   the   meaningful   action   and   a   depleted Aberdare   left   the   field      delighted   with   the well- earned point. Man of the Match: Rhys Jones Team:   Clint Forbes, Rhys Jones, Andrew Ellis, Levi Jones, Gareth Jones, Luke Jones, Richard Ingram, Mitchell Boyce, Rhys Tandy, Elliott Morris, Seb Haggett Subs used: Ben Gibbs, Kristian Collins, Sam Phillips Subs not used:   Rikki Evans, Gareth Harbord
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Goal    less    matches    come    in    several    guises    but    this    was    a    game providing    exhilarating    football    throughout,    providing    an    excellent afternoon’s    fayre    for    an    appreciative    audience    who    gave    warm applause   to   the   players   as   they   returned   to   the   dressing   rooms   with both sides having left nothing out on the pitch. This   was   STM’S   first   visit   to   Aberdare   and   the   rapidly   rising   East   Cardiff outfit left with just one point following two opening wins.  Still   missing   several   regulars,   Aberdare   were   further   hit   with   injuries   to several   key   players   but   will   take   great   comfort   from   the   performance   with several players vying for the man of the match accolade. Elliot   Morris   and   Mitchell   Boyce   made   welcome   returns   and   were   soon   in the   action   as Aberdare   fashioned   several   moves   with   Rhys Tandy   and   Rhys Jones constant threats from the flanks. Some   of   the   football   was   a   joy   to   behold   and   it   was   only   resolute   defensive play that kept the home team in check. The   visitors,   although   under   the   cosh   for   long   periods,   were   more   than capable   of   producing   sharp   raids   and   young   Levi   Jones   had   to   be   alert   to rob   Dale   Gardiner   has   he   prepared   to   pull   the   trigger   from   six   yards   and keeper   Clint   Forbes   used   his   feet   superbly   to   block   Curtis   Scotto   who   was hareing down on goal. Aberdare’s   best   chance   fell   to   Seb   Haggett   who   latched   onto   a   clever through ball by Morris to see his shot travel narrowly wide. Half Time: Aberdare Town 0-0 STM Sports Aberdare   began   the   second   half   strongly   with   a   Richard   Ingram   corner frantically   cleared   and   a   searching   through   ball   from   the   non-stop   Boyce, who   is   proving   to   be   the   find   of   the   season,   releasing   Haggett   who   was halted   by   a   brave   and   what   had   to   be   a   well-   timed   stop   with   his   feet   by STM keeper, Chris Golton who also saved well from a Tandy effort. The   visitors   came   more   into   the   game   as   the   half   moved   on   but   Aberdare were   not   helped   by   injuries   to   the   industrious   wing   back Andrew   Ellis   from   a fiery    mistimed    challenge,    midfield    star    Luke    Jones    and    to    front    runner Morris which all forced changes to the set up. As   the   game   progressed   Aberdare   started   to   defend   deeper   and   deeper with   the   three   Jones’   Gareth,   Levi   and   man   of   the   match   Rhys   rocks   in defence   and   the   introduction   of   the   inexperienced      Ben   Gibbs   who   was   to enjoy this steep ascent in his learning curve held firm. The   game   was   becoming   a   feisty   affair   but   it   was   at   the   STM   end   that   the main    talking    point    of    the    match    was    to    occur    when    Haggett,    steaming through   on   goal   appeared   to   be   held   back   by   a   defender   forcing   his   strike   to be   mishit   but   to   the   consternation   of   the   home   fans,   referee   Walters   waved away the strong appeals.  STM   brought   on   Lamin   Conteh   to   freshen   up   the   attack   and   he   was   to prove a constant menace with his strong play. Kris   Collins   had   by   this   time   replaced   Morris   suffering   from   severe   cramp and   Sam   Phillips   for   what   looked   a   nasty   injury   to   Luke   Jones   but   still   they held out. STM   coming   closest   with   an   effort   crashing   against   the   crossbar   from   a corner.   That   was   to   be   the   end   of   the   meaningful   action   and   a   depleted Aberdare left the field  delighted with the well- earned point. Man of the Match: Rhys Jones Team:    Clint    Forbes,    Rhys    Jones,   Andrew    Ellis,    Levi    Jones,    Gareth Jones,   Luke   Jones,   Richard   Ingram,   Mitchell   Boyce,   Rhys   Tandy,   Elliott Morris, Seb Haggett Subs used: Ben Gibbs, Kristian Collins, Sam Phillips Subs not used:   Rikki Evans, Gareth Harbord
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