THE NATHANIEL CARS WELSH FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
AFC LLWYDCOED v PONTARDAWE TOWN 12/8/2017
Llwydcoed's opening match of the 2017/2018 Season ended in disappointment losing 1-2. Prior to the match day they lost two players through injury on the final training session on the Thursday night with Ioan Evans broken wrist and Luke Davies back injury, a big set back for the Management Team and Squad.
The match started and Llwydcoed threatened the Town defence and Ricky Carter's effort was cleared but the home fans did not have to wait long for a goal. Adam Hawkins scored with a fine headed goal after good play by Leon Bansal. The Town responded immediately and a flowing move saw Sam Brown in space and scored with an excellent finish. Llwydcoed then began to build some possession with some excellent football but the Town broke open the Llwydcoed shape and Ross Jones was brought down to win a penalty. Garry Taylor stepped up to score.
The second half saw both team have chances. The Town goalkeeper Steven Reeve pulled of a superb save from Ricky Carter stopping a certain equaliser. At the other end Llwydcoed goalkeeper Andy Hargreaves saved brilliantly from the Town attackers to prevent them adding to their goal account.
The match ended with the Town gaining a deserved victory winning the midfield platform.
AFC LLWYDCOED 1
PONTARDAWE TOWN 2