Match report by Richard Rowlands Cursed   with   early   season   injuries   and   the   unavailability   of   several   key   players,   a   depleted Aberdare   made   their   first   ever   visit   to   a   ground   nestling   in   the Afan   Valley      just north of Port Talbot.  Debuts were handed to ex Treharris wide man Rhys Tandy, Plymouth Argyle Academy starlet Ben Gibbs and there was a return of Kevin Davies after several seasons away. But,   the   game,new   venue   or   not,   followed   the   same   old   pattern   of   a   surfeit   of   possession   with   no   cutting   edge,   allowing   the   hosts   to   coast   through   and   await   with   anticipation   the second round draw. The   match   began   promisingly   for   the   visitors   with   Ross   Daniels   a   handful   up   front,   one   instance   in   particular   showcasing   his   strong   hold   up   play,   producing   a   pin   point   release   which Elliot Morris scuffed wide. Moments later and Trefelin snatched what was to prove to be, the decisive goal.  A quick break out saw the enterprising Jack Underwood set up Jamie Latham who waltzed through on goal and tucked away past Clint Forbes in the Aberdare goal. The visitors were stung into action and home keeper Matt Stanton couched well from a Daniels rocket. Right on half time Aberdare came agonizingly close to equalizing when a John Phillips header struck the cross bar and rebounded to safety. Half Time: Trefelin 1-0 Aberdare Town The Daniels and Morris double act were soon in second half action with the former again the provider but with Morris’ effort superbly deflected over the cross bar by Stanton. This   was   to   be   Aberdare’s   one   and   only   real   chance   in   a   ragged   second   half   which   half   way   though   Trefelin   spurning   a   chance   to   double   the   lead   when   Latham   blasted   a   penalty against the bar, following a hand ball decision from referee Edwards.  The   game   meandered   to   its   inevitable   conclusion   and   Aberdare’s   hopes   for   a   turnaround   in   fortunes   when   they   visit   the   pundits   early   choice   as   Champions,   Pontypridd   Town   on Saturday   look   ominous   unless   at   least   three   of   the   currently   side   lined   players   make   a   rapid   return   to   fitness   and   some   of   those   absent   on   the   night   because   of   work   commitments   also return for consideration Man of the Match: tbc Team: Clint Forbes, Ben Gibbs, Kevin Davies, Jon Phillips, Richard Ingram, Luke Jones, Rhys Tandy, Scott Powell, Ross Daniels, Elliott Morris, Rikki Evans Subs used: Dai Gregory, Andrew Feneroli
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Match report by Richard Rowlands Cursed   with   early   season   injuries   and   the   unavailability   of   several   key players,   a   depleted   Aberdare   made   their   first   ever   visit   to   a   ground nestling in the Afan Valley  just north of Port Talbot.  Debuts   were   handed   to   ex Treharris   wide   man   Rhys Tandy,   Plymouth Argyle Academy   starlet   Ben   Gibbs   and   there   was   a   return   of   Kevin   Davies   after several seasons away. But,   the   game,new   venue   or   not,   followed   the   same   old   pattern   of   a   surfeit of   possession   with   no   cutting   edge,   allowing   the   hosts   to   coast   through   and await with anticipation the second round draw. The   match   began   promisingly   for   the   visitors   with   Ross   Daniels   a   handful   up front,    one    instance    in    particular    showcasing    his    strong    hold    up    play, producing a pin point release which Elliot Morris scuffed wide. Moments   later   and   Trefelin   snatched   what   was   to   prove   to   be,   the   decisive goal.  A    quick    break    out    saw    the    enterprising    Jack    Underwood    set    up    Jamie Latham   who   waltzed   through   on   goal   and   tucked   away   past   Clint   Forbes   in the Aberdare goal. The   visitors   were   stung   into   action   and   home   keeper   Matt   Stanton   couched well from a Daniels rocket. Right   on   half   time   Aberdare   came   agonizingly   close   to   equalizing   when   a John Phillips header struck the cross bar and rebounded to safety. Half Time: Trefelin 1-0 Aberdare Town The   Daniels   and   Morris   double   act   were   soon   in   second   half   action   with   the former   again   the   provider   but   with   Morris’   effort   superbly   deflected   over   the cross bar by Stanton. This   was   to   be Aberdare’s   one   and   only   real   chance   in   a   ragged   second   half which   half   way   though   Trefelin   spurning   a   chance   to   double   the   lead   when Latham   blasted   a   penalty   against   the   bar,   following   a   hand   ball   decision from referee Edwards.  The   game   meandered   to   its   inevitable   conclusion   and   Aberdare’s   hopes   for a    turnaround    in    fortunes    when    they    visit    the    pundits    early    choice    as Champions,   Pontypridd   Town   on   Saturday   look   ominous   unless   at   least three   of   the   currently   side   lined   players   make   a   rapid   return   to   fitness   and some   of   those   absent   on   the   night   because   of   work   commitments   also return for consideration Man of the Match: tbc Team:   Clint    Forbes,    Ben    Gibbs,    Kevin    Davies,    Jon    Phillips,    Richard Ingram,   Luke   Jones,   Rhys   Tandy,   Scott   Powell,   Ross   Daniels,   Elliott   Morris, Rikki Evans Subs used: Dai Gregory, Andrew Feneroli
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SEASON: 2017 / 2018 …
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