- Match Report - AFC Llwydcoed v West End


Llwydcoed gained a much needed deserved victory their last league win was back in September.




AFC Llwydcoed Manager Mr Lee Williams made three changes after last week's defeat bringing in new signings Ryan Griffiths, Rikki Evans and Luke Garthwaite.




The Llwydcoed ground playing surface was in excellent condition inviting football. The match started with Llwydcoed scoring from their very first attack, they won a corner taken by Ioan Evans and the West End defence failed to clear a basic cross and Llwydcoed's ace striker Ricky Cartier scored from close range. What a start for the hosts fans, this gave the Llwydcoed players the confidence they needed with Scott Walters picking out Ioan Evans with a quality pass. The West End players were doing most of the defending, at the same time the Llwydcoed players were not looking after the ball when in possession allowing West End to create their own attacks through Charlie Davies and Breig Matthews. The Llwydcoed defence were the team under pressure, the excellent Scott Walters won some important headers and tackles to stop the pressure West End had recovered from a torrid opening and began to gain good possession through Evan Fowler and Elliott Gowan. Llwydcoed's midfield player Luke Garthwaite was in the right place at the right time stopping the threat and began to bring Rikki Evans into some good positions. After this good spell by West End Llwydcoed began to open up the visitors defence with Ioan Evans, Morgan Andrews and Jay Woodford creating problems for West End whose defender Leon Martin stopped the danger as Ioan Evans danced past a few tackles as the half time whistle became closer West End had an excellent opportunity but the chance was wasted West End were ruing this missed chance because shortly after Llwydcoed doubled their advantage after Ioan Evans picked out Rikki Evans and he scored.




HT 2-0




West End started the second half looking to reduce the score line. They began to build a series of attacks forcing a save from the Llwydcoed goalkeeper Ryan Griffiths and kept moving the ball into good areas. The Llwydcoed defence midfield were the ones now doing the defending and it took a point blank block tackle by the young Gabriel Williams to stop a shot by West End Charlie Davies being on target, this turned out to be defining factor. Llwydcoed gained possession just outside their defending penalty area they moved the ball at pace through Jay Woodford, Morgan Andrews and Rikki Evans and Ricky Carter finished it off. The goal gates were now about to open and only some excellent goal keeping by West End goalie Nick Parvin kept the score line respectable. Llwydcoed began to ring the changes but not before Ricky Carter completed his hat trick from the penalty spot. When the changes were made Liam Price, Christopher Stonelake and Jonathan Mason added more fire power to the team and that became immediate. First Jonathan Mason raced through to score and Liam Price finalised the scoring from a free kick. A productive victory for the hosts. They now need to be more consistent in December and for the rest of the season.














Goalscorers – Ricky Carter (3) Rikki Evans, Jonathan Mason Liam Price.