Hat Trick for Hanbury

After a disappointing 0-0 draw against Llanelli last time out the Reserves travelled to Cwmamman United on Saturday. They attacked from the off with Michael McCalmon racing down the right wing but his cross was too long but the ball went out for a corner which was taken short to Chris Jones but his cross was cleared. The ball was played back in and Lido had yet another corner which Michael McCalmon headed goalwards forcing the Cwmamman keeper into a fine save. From the clearance the ball was played over the Lido defence but the Cwmamman player snatched at the shot and the ball went well wide. From the goal kick Lido won yet another corner and this led to the opening goal. Chris Jones sent in a deep cross which went over the keeper and Callum Dougal bundled the ball into the net for his first goal for the club. Cwmamman were awarded a free kick on half way which we headed out only for a Cwmamman player to attempt a first time shot which almost hit the corner flag! A bobbly pitch was making control and passing difficult with both sides resorting to the long ball. One such ball found Owen Williams wide left in space, he spotted the keeper way off his line and tried to lob him, unluckily for Owen the ball went inches wide of the empty goal. Luke McDonald beat several players in a good run down the right, his cross was perfect for Liam Griffiths but he wasn’t able to keep his header down and the ball went over the crossbar. Liam then fired wide following a Michael McCalmon cross. The second was all down to Sean Hanbury, a Cwmamman defender failed to control and clear the ball some 40 yards out Sean seeing the keeper on the penalty spot area chipped him to double the score.  Cwmamman pushed forward at the start of the second half winning a free kick but Gareth Couch was out to punch the ball away. Cwmamman pressured the Lido defence with a string of corners but Lido’s third goal was scored on 71 minutes and it followed yet another Cwmamman corner which was cleared to Chris Jones, he beat the defender and squared the ball for Sean Hanbury to score his second. We then had a goal disallowed for offside when the ball was played back to Sean for him to score and we were also penalised several times with some odd offside decisions. Play in the final twenty minutes was disrupted by numerous petty free kicks but Sean Hanbury netted his third in added time when he hit a rocket from all of 30 yards which gave the keeper no chance.