- AFC LLWYDCOED v ABERDARE TOWN 22/8/2018 - Match Report


Aber arrived at Llwydcoed looking to reverse the scoreline from the week before but although they frustrated the Coed for long periods Llwydcoed's Jordan Ellis stepped up to the  fore and scored a brilliant hat trick and gained the points for the hosts the highlight of the game.



AFC Llwydcoed were still without talisman player Lewis Holder and top striker Ross Daniels.


The midweek fixture attracted an excellent number of spectators and they did not have to wait long for the opening goal.  After a good opening spell by Aber Llwydcoed's Ioan Evans and Michael Davies found Liam Price in space, the Aber defenders Scott, Griffiths, Darren Fenaroli cleared this threat.  The hosts then won a corner kick taken by Ioan Evans, Jordan Ellis scored with a top header, they should have added to their scoreline with Liam Price moving into space but he shot over the bar.  He was involved in the next attack this time he was fouled inside the penalty area therefore the match referee pointed to the spot,up stepped Liam Price but his shot lacked power and the Aber goalkeeper Martyn Phillips saved the penalty comfortably so Llwydcoed had only one goal for their early possession.  Aber then began to win a bigger share of possession winning the 50/50 challenges.  The Llwydcoed defence were the ones doing the defending with Luke Davies and Christopher Bristow on top form.  Llwydcoed regained some of their composure with Elliot Morris trying to  create the opening for Ioan Evans.  Aber responded and stuck to their task with Drew Langdon, Levi Jones and Cory Thomas working non stop, they were rewarded for their efforts, Llwydcoed gave away a needless foul and Kevin Connolly floated the free kick into the Llwydcoed penalty area touched the  the hosts defender Christopher Bristow and landed into the back of the next.  The half time whistle blew a disappointing one for the hosts.




HT 1-1




The half time team talk by Lewis Holder was direct to the point, all the players needed to up their game.  


The second half saw the both teams try to gain the ascendency  but the quality was poor.  The Aber players were playing with freedom and belief.  The Llwydcoed players were not playing as a unit, it was only the class of Ioan Evans who brought any hope  for Llwydcoed.  The creativity was poor from midfield.  The introduction of substitute Callum Henry gave a different dimension to the attack.  The match entered the final quarter the Llwydcoed players Jordan Ellis, Chris Bristow and Ioan Evans began to find their  “Mojo” and Aber began to give away an array of free kicks, mostly wasted by Llwydcoed and then from this  amount of possession Aber were punished for not clearing the attack.  Jordan Ellis scored a left footed screamer to the delight of all the Llwydcoed supporters.  A third goal soon followed the superb Ioan Evans weaved and teased the Aber defender and eventually he brought him down, so penalty number two.  Jordan Ellis stepped forward and crashed the penalty past the Aber goalkeeper Martyn Phillips to complete a majestic hat trick.  Llwydcoed introduced substitutes Robert Evans and Liam Jones.  The Aber defence was now under total pressure and a superb piece of skill by Robert Evans saw him pick out Christopher Bristow to score his first goal for the Club with a quality header and his team's fourth.  Aber finished the match with ten players.  The occasion was better than the match more quality is needed when in possession.