Costly sending off

The outcome was all but settled in the 55th minute when Lido keeper Aaron Jones was sent off in a 50-50 challenge. Lido at this point were 2-1 down but were clawing their way back into the game, once Jones was sent off the game that put paid to our chances of getting a result. We began the game well and created two early chances which went narrowly wide and in the early stages we took the game to Taffs Well. Taffs took the lead on 19 minutes and doubled their lead on 29. Aaron Jones was unlucky, he made a superb double save from close range but the second squirmed away from him and trickled over the line. Rocked by this our defending became poor and a lot of aimless balls were played. We made a double substitution at half time with Owen Williams and Mike McCalmon replacing Josh Webber and Harry Davies. In the early stages of the second half, we again took the game to Taffs and this time it had the desired affect with Liam Griffiths heading in on 51 minutes. However, 4 minutes later came the decisive incident, disappointingly for the spectator it ruined the game. Cai Owens took over from Aaron and he was beaten on 68 and 69 minutes with the fifth goal coming on 80 minutes. By then we had made a further 3 substitutions and played out the game without conceding any more goals.