- Goytre Reserves v AFC Llwydcoed Reserves - Match Report


The playing surface looked like it would dictate the type of game we would see but coed turned those pre match predictions on their head. Coed were determined to play and they did so, wave after wave of attack.Sstarted from the back with Gabe Williams and NeilDdavies playing out via their full backs and through the gears in midfield. The right hand side was coeds focus with Corey Morgan linking up time and again with midfield and the lone striker Jarrod Price. The keeper and some wasteful finishing kept it at nil nil then a penalty box scramble of 5 or 6 quickfire chances ensued. The post the bar then the keeper twice and a defender kept out the ball like a pin ball machine. Luckily coed settled any frustration with a great slick move resulting in Jon Price hitting a first time screamer past the keeper. 5 minutes on he hit an even better 25 yard strike that cannoned off the post hit the stationary keeper and bounce away harmlessly.

Just before half time another almighty scramble developed like a carbon copy of the earlier one, first a one on one save from Price, then the rebound was struck against the post, that rebound resulted in a shot off the bar that fell to Price for a simple free header into an empty net, but he put it wide. 0-1 at half time an unbelievable scoreline considering the chances coed created.

Goytre started stronger in the second period and spent a good ten minutes dominating proceedings without really creating much. Then coed upped it and finished the game in a 7 minute spell of some of the best football seen all season. Leighton price and Matthew Smart were setting up the play through Jarrod Price and the neat one touch football was a delight to watch. Jarrod added goals 2 and 3 firstly with a delightful chip whilst one on one then a cool angled low drive for his second.

He then turned provider for his veteran brother Leighton who couldn’t miss from 1yard out.

The icing on the cake was the delivered by Jarrod Price as he cut in from the left and let fly from 25 yards the ball crashed in off the cross bar to make it 5-0. Fans from all sides rose as one and applauded the quality they were seeing. Goytre got a late consolation with a fine strike sailing in over Forbes between the sticks. The coed team to a man were bitterly disappointed to lose that clean sheet, a sign of how far this side has come. Each player played their part the back 4 looked invincible and the younger players all demanded the ball and showed great confidence on such a poor surface.