Match report by Richard Rowlands The Town made the journey to the Mayhill area of Swansea and came home with a hard earned point. Leigh Hartshorn and Josh Powell returned to the starting eleven shorn of the midfield axis of Luke Jones and Richard Ingram in a reshuffled team. The   swirling   wind   was   an   early   factor   with   both   sides   guilty   of   some   mis   hit   and   over-weighted   passes,   producing   a   scrappy   encounter   and   a   game   that   was   never   really   to   rise   much above the mediocre. Suffice   to   say   that   the   goals   were   both   penalties,   awarded   within   minutes   of   each   other   and   with   the   best   chances   saved   by   keepers   at   the   top   of   their   game,      with   the   resulting   draw most would agree, a fair result. Early   doors   saw   Rhys   Jones   and   Rhys   Tandy   working   well   in   tandem   down   the   right   flank   but   it   was   not   until   the   27th   minute   that   either   keeper   was   troubled   with   first,   Town   custodian Clint Forbes saving expertly with his feet and moments later West End’s Jack Greenwood tipping a Seb Haggett strike wide of the upright. Other than such occasional flashes neither side seemed capable of breaking the deadlock and it had to be spot kicks to bring the game to life. The first came in the 33rd minute when Rhys Jones was adjudged to have fouled the dangerous Breigh Matthews and the same player fired home for a short lived lead. Four   minutes   later   and   it   was   referee   Bullock   who   this   time   pointed   to   the   host’s   penalty   spot.   Rhys   Jones   turned   from   zero   to   hero   as   his   pinpoint   through   ball   found   Mitchell   Boyce   who was clattered into by Greenwood.  Up stepped Seb Haggett who hit down the middle with power, for the equalizer. Aberdare   now   enjoyed   what   was   to   be   their   best   spell   of   the   game   with Andrew   Ellis   going   close   and   Hartshorn   up   for   a   succession   of   corners   seeing   his   header   going   over   and   a   Josh Powell free kick flying wide. Half Time: West End 1-1 Aberdare Town Rhys Jones had appeared to suffer the recurrence of a hamstring injury just before half time and he was replaced for the second half by Kevin Davies with Ellis moving to right back. But   this   positional   change   did   not   last   for   long   with   Mitchell   Boyce   this   time   suffering   a   hamstring   tweak   and   Ellis   moving   back   to   midfield   with   Ben   Gibbs   taking   up   the   right   back   role.     Between these changes Elliot Morris let loose with a thunderbolt from fully thirty yards which Greenwood did extremely well to get a strong hand to. Aberdare   continued   to   hold   the   upper   hand   and   in   this   period   produced   the   best   move   of   the   game   involving   Kevin   Davies   and   Powell   with   the   latter   at   speed   crossing   for   Haggett whose effort hooked over the bar for would have been a spectacular goal. Tandy and Haggett again went close with a Powell strike arising from a melee in the home penalty area skew wide. Though   creating   fewer   chances,   West   End   were   more   threatening   and   Forbes   did   well   to   gather   a   swirling   effort   with   Matthews   hitting   wide   with   a   goal   beckoning   .Sam   Phillips   replace   a tiring Rhys Tandy who had put in a strong shift as West End upped the pace. Gareth   Jones   and   Powell   were   booked   as   the   pressure   mounted   and   man   of   the   match   Levi   Jones   produced   a   great   challenge   to   deny   Tom   Matthews.   Five   minutes   of   injury   time   failed to find a winner for either side with the sharing of the spoils a fitting result Man of the Match: Levi Jones Team:   Clint Forbes, Rhys Jones, Josh Powell, Levi Jones, Lee Hartshorn, Gareth Jones, Mitchell Boyce, Andrew Ellis, Seb Haggett, Elliott Morris, Rhys Tandy Subs used:   Kevin Davies, Ben Gibbs, Sam Phillips Subs not used:   Shaun Chappell, Gareth Harbord
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Match report by Richard Rowlands The   Town   made   the   journey   to   the   Mayhill   area   of   Swansea   and   came home with a hard earned point. Leigh   Hartshorn   and   Josh   Powell   returned   to   the   starting   eleven   shorn   of the midfield axis of Luke Jones and Richard Ingram in a reshuffled team. The   swirling   wind   was   an   early   factor   with   both   sides   guilty   of   some   mis   hit and   over-weighted   passes,   producing   a   scrappy   encounter   and   a   game that was never really to rise much above the mediocre. Suffice   to   say   that   the   goals   were   both   penalties,   awarded   within   minutes of   each   other   and   with   the   best   chances   saved   by   keepers   at   the   top   of their game,  with the resulting draw most would agree, a fair result. Early   doors   saw   Rhys   Jones   and   Rhys Tandy   working   well   in   tandem   down the   right   flank   but   it   was   not   until   the   27th   minute   that   either   keeper   was troubled   with   first, Town   custodian   Clint   Forbes   saving   expertly   with   his   feet and   moments   later   West   End’s   Jack   Greenwood   tipping   a   Seb   Haggett strike wide of the upright. Other    than    such    occasional    flashes    neither    side    seemed    capable    of breaking the deadlock and it had to be spot kicks to bring the game to life. The   first   came   in   the   33rd   minute   when   Rhys   Jones   was   adjudged   to   have fouled   the   dangerous   Breigh   Matthews   and   the   same   player   fired   home   for a short lived lead. Four   minutes   later   and   it   was   referee   Bullock   who   this   time   pointed   to   the host’s   penalty   spot.   Rhys   Jones   turned   from   zero   to   hero   as   his   pinpoint through   ball   found   Mitchell   Boyce   who   was   clattered   into   by   Greenwood.     Up   stepped   Seb   Haggett   who   hit   down   the   middle   with   power,   for   the equalizer. Aberdare   now   enjoyed   what   was   to   be   their   best   spell   of   the   game   with Andrew   Ellis   going   close   and   Hartshorn   up   for   a   succession   of   corners seeing his header going over and a Josh Powell free kick flying wide. Half Time: West End 1-1 Aberdare Town Rhys   Jones   had   appeared   to   suffer   the   recurrence   of   a   hamstring   injury just   before   half   time   and   he   was   replaced   for   the   second   half   by   Kevin Davies with Ellis moving to right back. But   this   positional   change   did   not   last   for   long   with   Mitchell   Boyce   this   time suffering   a   hamstring   tweak   and   Ellis   moving   back   to   midfield   with   Ben Gibbs   taking   up   the   right   back   role.      Between   these   changes   Elliot   Morris let   loose   with   a   thunderbolt   from   fully   thirty   yards   which   Greenwood   did extremely well to get a strong hand to. Aberdare   continued   to   hold   the   upper   hand   and   in   this   period   produced   the best   move   of   the   game   involving   Kevin   Davies   and   Powell   with   the   latter   at speed   crossing   for   Haggett   whose   effort   hooked   over   the   bar   for   would have been a spectacular goal. Tandy   and   Haggett   again   went   close   with   a   Powell   strike   arising   from   a melee in the home penalty area skew wide. Though   creating   fewer   chances,   West   End   were   more   threatening   and Forbes   did   well   to   gather   a   swirling   effort   with   Matthews   hitting   wide   with   a goal   beckoning   .Sam   Phillips   replace   a   tiring   Rhys   Tandy   who   had   put   in   a strong shift as West End upped the pace. Gareth   Jones   and   Powell   were   booked   as   the   pressure   mounted   and   man of    the    match    Levi    Jones    produced    a    great    challenge    to    deny    Tom Matthews.   Five   minutes   of   injury   time   failed   to   find   a   winner   for   either   side with the sharing of the spoils a fitting result Man of the Match: Levi Jones Team:     Clint    Forbes,    Rhys    Jones,    Josh    Powell,    Levi    Jones,    Lee Hartshorn,   Gareth   Jones,   Mitchell   Boyce, Andrew   Ellis,   Seb   Haggett,   Elliott Morris, Rhys Tandy Subs used:   Kevin Davies, Ben Gibbs, Sam Phillips Subs not used:   Shaun Chappell, Gareth Harbord
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