Another great win

A superb second half performance where we scored 5 unanswered goals saw us comfortably beat second placed Llanelli Town.

On yet another night of Sandfields rain and wind we played well in the first half but failed to turn our chances into goals but all that changed after the break. Bradley Flay netted his first league goal  to open our account, Kaid Mohamed scored his tenth with Noah Daley, Sacha Walters and Patrick Finneral completing the scoring.

After a quiet opening Kaid ,Mohamed had the first chance of the game but the keeper dived to turn his shot behind for a corner. Out of nothing Llanelli took the lead on 16 minutes following a throw on the left side. There seemed no danger when the throw was taken finding James Loveridge but his shot from outside the area beat the diving Steve Cann. He had the chance to double the lead on 18 minutes but under pressure from Ben Symons he could only shoot weakly at Steve Cann. Looking to get back into the game Noah Daley went down the right and crossed for Kaid Mohammed but he was adjudged offside and the chance was lost. Again, a right wing cross was whipped across the face of the Llanelli goal but it was too strong and no-one could turn it in. The wind was playing havoc on any long ball which more often than not ended up out of play. On 43 minutes Sacha Walters played a great ball across for Sean Hanbury but his header went just wide.

Lido came out in determined fashion at the start of the second half and Noah Daley beat his marker and squared the ball for Kaid Mohamed but he could only shoot at the keeper. Then on 54 minutes Lewis Holmes met a corner which deflected off the Llanelli keeper onto the crossbar and was cleared but the equaliser wasn’t long in coming. From another corner the ball was played to Bradley Flay who from just inside the area hit an unstoppable shot for his first league goal for the club. We continued to take the game to Llanelli and Kaid Mohammed gave us the lead on 63 minutes. He played a 1-2 in the box with Noah Daley and hit a right footed shot from 10 yards. Three minutes later Noah Daley beat the offside trap to latch on to a long ball over the defence and ran 40 yards and shot past the keeper as he came out. On 70 minutes it was 4-1 following a great team move which involved pass after pass it was left to Kaid Mohamed to set up Sacha Walters who shot over the keeper for possibly the goal of the season. It got even better minutes later when Noah Daley set up a chance for Patrick Finneral and his shot beat the Llanelli keeper for his first league goal of the season. Kaid Mohamed then forced a fine save from the Llanelli keeper to deny us a sixth.

Youth have surprise defeat

The Youth lost 2-1 at Risca on Sunday, not for the first time this season one of the outfield players has had to go in goal. We found ourselves 2-0 down at half time but once again Morgan Freeman scored but we weren’t able to find an equaliser.

Disappointing for the Reserves

The Reserves unbeaten run came to an end at Llwydcoed on Saturday. Llwydcoed first team didn’t have a game on Saturday and not for the first time they’ve used them in the Reserve Division. It’s a league they aren’t going to win so why they don’t give their first team players a break I really don’t know. For the record Morgan Freeman scored our goal.

7 Up for the Lido

A comprehensive win with Kaid Mohamed netting a hat trick and first league goals of the season for Sacha Walters and Lewis Holmes.

We attacked from the off and won an early corner after Kaid Mohamed had a shot turned away by the keeper. Again on 6 minutes another Kaid shot was turned behind for a corner which h Cwmamman cleared. Noah Daley won the ball and played a 1-2 with Kaid Mohamed before cutting in and shooting just past the post. Again, Noah was in on goal but again the keeper saved his shot. Kaid Mohamed was unlucky on 16 minutes when he picked up a loose ball beat a defender but his shot from 25 yards hit the post. The goal that our attacking play threatened finally came on 26 minutes, Noah Daley again had a shot turned away for a corner and Sean Hanbury’s cross was perfect for Kaid Mohamed to head in from a couple of yards. Cwmamman responded once we had scored but in a rare attack Luke Williams shot wide. We went two up on 42 minutes when Bradley Flay played a ball over the defence for Kaid Mohamed to run on too and lift the ball over the keeper. In a repeat move Noah Daley made it 3-0 on 44 minutes when he lashed the ball in giving the keeper no chance. 3-0 at half time with little threat from Cwmamman was a good base for the second half. But for Dylan Thomas in the Cwmamman goal the score could have been far more at the break.

Inside the first 5 minutes of the second half Bradley Flay again picked up a loose ball and found Noah Daley but his shot went just wide. Then Sean Hanbury was closed down by the keeper who blocked his shot. In a rare response Steve Cann tipped over a shot to give Cwmamman a corner which we cleared. They say Sacha Walters doesn’t score tap ins and his first league goal of the season was anything but. He picked up the ball 40 yards out , made some ground before hitting a screamer from 30 yards giving Thomas no chance. On 61 minutes Noah Daley cut in from the left and was fouled just inside the area. Kaid Mohamed took the penalty and scored to seal his hat trick. We made 3 substitutions and went 6 -0 up on 74 minutes, a Lido corner was cleared and picked up by Patrick Finneral who played it left to Jack Hurley, Jack’s cross was perfect for Sean Hanbury to head in from a couple of yards. We continued to attack but didn’t score again until 3 minutes from time when Lewis Holmes met a Sean Hanbury corner to head in his first goal since the opening day of last season.

Youth win the derby

The youth beat Port Talbot 6-0 this evening. Morgan Freeman headed in the first from a corner. Myles Perkins scored the second and with Patrick Finneral and Morgan Gardner scoring 2 in just over a minute they went in four up at the interval. A less intense second half saw a second for Morgan Gardner with Daniel Merrick scoring the sixth just before the end.