- AFC Llwydcoed v Cwmamman United - Match Report

Llwydcoed gained a deserved draw with a late goal in injury time from Scott Walters after United scored their second goal in the 88th minute through Jack Medwin.


United were the first team to threaten through Liam Soroka and Jordan Evans testing Llwydcoed's Jay Powell and Jonathan Mason in the other areas both players tested each other, Llwydcoed's new look centre midfield of Matthew Doherty and Leon Bansal complimented each other with work rate and skill, they were the team creating the problems with Scott Walters, Andrew Ellis and Ricky  Carter in harmony.  They were first to the ball denying the United players the majority of possession, when they did gain possession they attacked through Liam Soroka, Steven Hughes and David Brown.


After a quite difficult opening for the visitors they began to create several dangerous attacks with the excellent Andrew Ellis combining with Leon Bansal and Ricky Carter.  United were having to defend looking to stop the Llwydcoed threat but they could not stop Ricky Carter from opening the scoring, his pace and strength saw him open the scoring.  Back came United through Cory Saunders and Gareth Morrell who were trying to gain the better of Llwydcoed's defenders Luke Davies and Rhys Welch, they stopped the threat.  Llwydcoed gained the momentum and looked capable of scoring again after more brilliant play by Andrew Ellis, Joe Jenkins and Leon Bansal. 


The first half was full of quality football.  United threatened through Steven Hughes and Gareth Morrell on occasions where as Llwydcoed threatened through Jonathan Mason and Matthew Doherty.  The half time whistle blew with Llwydcoed in front.


HT 0-1


The second half began with both teams trying to gain the ascendency.  United looking to equalise and Llwydcoed were hoping to prevent them.  Gradually United began to gain a bigger amount of possession, the Llwydcoed defence was solid and the midfield were covering the movement of United's players, they looked dangerous on the break through Joe Jenkins and Jonathan Mason.  The United defence cleared the danger, back came United and they began to gain the ascendency pushing players forward.  The Llwydcoed players defended the attacks time and again hoping to break out of defence and score a second goal to give them a two goal cushion.  United denied them stopping the breakaways back they came.  During this time Llwydcoed lost defender Jay Powell through injury, new signing Shay Friel slotted into midfield and Leon Bansal moved into defence.  As the match entered the final quarter United were doing all the attacking and Llwydcoed were defending the situations.  United were rewarded for this late spell when Cory Saunders scored from close range.  So after eighty minutes the match was level.  Back came United with their substitute Ashley Curtis being allowed to hit balls into the Llwydcoed penalty area.  It took a



superb save from Llwydcoed's goalkeeper Andy Hargreaves from preventing United from scoring again.


As the final whistle ticked closer United punished Llwydcoed for not clearing the danger, they won a corner and Jack Medwin scored, what a set back for Llwydcoed who had also introduced new signing Nathan Jenkins.  It was now Llwydcoed's turn to move forward and they found room for Scott Walters to  move forward and he rescued the situation, his shot hitting the back of the net to gain a deserved point, that was based on work rate.  Matthew Doherty led by example giving everything for the badge.