Llwydcoed's 2015/2016 Welsh Cup adventure has ended with this latest defeat. Theyplayed their part in an excellent football Cup tie. Cambrian scored their three goals when the chances were created whereas Llwydcoed failed to score when theirs were created.
AFC Llwydcoed Manager David Haggett was able to recall defender Leigh Phillips but he was without Christopher Vardon and Jonathan Mason.
The opening period saw Llwydcoed create several attacks with Tyler Hollidge, Matthew Doherty and Jordan Ellis opening the Cambrian shape. Cambrian's goalkeeper Luke Evans was brought into action tipping a shot over from Tyler Hollidge. Llwydcoed were the team doing all the attacking, Cambrian's defence were being tested but withstood the pressure with Keiron Coles and Jamie Newbury clearing and stopping the danger. Moving on from this excellent opening by Llwydcoed, Cambrian tried to build some attacks from defence/midfield with Josh Ryalls and Joshua Maxsimovic combining.
Llwydcoed's defence was rock solid with Leigh Phillips. Luke Davies, Rhys Welch and Matthew Doherty in control. Llwydcoed returned to the attack and Tyler Hollidge raced onto a superb through ball from Jordan Ellis but the Cambrian defence cleared the attack. Another clearance for Llwydcoed saw Garin Withers race clear only for the Cambrian defence to clear - again the visitors were gaining a bigger share of possession, but no goals to support it. After the excellent opening by Llwydcoed they were the team who had to defend. Cambrian's Josh Owen and Alex Davies found space in Llwydcoed's shape and it took a top save from Llwydcoed's goalkeeper Andy Hargreaves to prevent Cambrian from scoring. More good play by Cambrian saw Joshua Maxsimovic causing danger for Llwydcoed who were the team doing the defending. They seemed to have covered and realised the threat by Cambrian but they failed to stop the run of a Cambrian player who slipped the ball through to Jamie Wearn to open the scoring.
Llwydcoed started the second half one goal in arrears after gaining so much possession in the first half. It was Cambrian who were in charge now. They began to contain Llwydcoed's midfield and threatened on regular occasions. Cambrian gained the all important second goal when Joshua Maxsimovic finished after Llwydcoed's players failed to clear the danger. The visitors goalkeeper Andy Hargreaves was becoming more and more busier than Cambrian's goalkeeper whose Gareth Welsh and Josh Ryalls had chances for Cambrian. Both teams began to use their substitutes, this gave Llwydcoed fresh impetus and they kept trying and hoping to reduce the scoreline but the Cambrian midfield/defence remained rock solid and stopped the attacks whereas Lllwydcoed conceded a third when Jamie Wearn completed the scoring to send Cambrian into Round 2.
Llwydcoed players had done so much in the match apart from score and that's the only part that was missing.
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