Taffs Well 1 Afan Lido 4

Credit to Taffs Well who gave the players a guard of honour as the entered the field. In weather conditions more akin to winter than summer both sides contributed to a competitive match despite the final score. We took the lead on 15 minutes, centre back Luke Evans played a great diagonal ball down the left. Jack Fleming hit a first time cross in for Jack Hurley. He immediately had the ball under control, beat a couple of defenders, took it around the keeper and slotted the ball into the net. Sean Hanbury made it 2-0 on 23 minutes when hisĀ  header from a Jack Hurley corner was too powerful for the keeper to save. Taffs Well came out in the second half and put us under a lot of pressure but generally their final ball let them down. They did however pull a goal back on 63 minutes when their centre back powered in a header from a corner. Spurred on by this they pushed forward looking for the equaliser and left gaps at the back but we couldn’t take advantage. Then on 83 minutes Connor Thomas dispossed a defender near the corner flag passed it inside to Sean Hanbury who played it forward to Jack Hurley. He took the ball in his stride and as the keeper closed him down he dinked it over him for another quality goal. Jake Simeone rounded things off when from just outside the area he fired a right footed shot over the keeper. The end of a great season for these lads only losing 2 matches, the league table will tell you in 18 games but 5 teams withdrew and none of those had beaten us. The encouraging thing is a number of these players are eligible again next season.