Undy 0 Afan Lido 2

A good performance on a poor pitch, once we scored the second there was no doubt that we’d come home with the three points. Cai Owens and Carl Evans returned after their one match ban while Alex Gammond was on the bench.

We should have gone behind inside the first 45 seconds when a long ball caught us out at the back and Gareth Cullimore ran through but Steve Cann dived to his right to push away the goalbound shot, Carlos Indjai got back to complete the clearance. Our midfield controlled the early part of the game almost setting up several chances but for some last ditch defending and over hit passes. On 27 minutes Liam McCreesh played Mark Jones in on goal but James Smallcombe turned Mark’s shot behind for a corner. Carl Evans met the corner perfectly and powered a header in from 8 yards to give us a deserved lead. Josh Doyle on his fiftieth Welsh League start won a couple of challenges in midfield and tried a long range shot which went over the bar. Josh then played a great ball wide to Sacha Walters who found Liam McCreesh but Liam was adjudged to have fouled the defender and Undy were awarded a free kick. We continued to attack and Mark Jones was just wide with a header as was Josh Webber with a volley. Right on half time Elliot Thomas found Sacha Walters out wide but his cross was too close to the keeper and was out to gather and another chance was lost.

In the first minutes of the second half Mark Jones and Josh Webber combined well to almost set up a chance, the ball was cleared to Elliot Thomas who played it back into the area and Sacha Walters shot first time from just inside the area but the ball went narrowly wide. We continued to be on top but needed a second goal, Undy’s attacks tended to peter out near our area and other than a Dan Jarman long range effort that went over the bar they failed to trouble Steve Cann. Mark Jones made space for himself in the Undy area but just as he was shooting a defender made a block, the ball going out for a corner. Smallcombe in goal just got a fingertip on the cross to knock the ball off Carl Evans’ head as he looked for a second. Undy broke quickly but Cai Owens made a tremendous tackle on the edge of our area knocking the ball out for an Undy corner. Mark Jones appeared to be brought down in the area on 73 minutes but the ref waved play on. However within minutes we got the second goal. Sacha Walters, Liam McCreesh and Josh Webber were involved in the build up. The ball was passed to Mark Jones on the edge of the area and as the defender closed him down he laid the ball off for Elliot Thomas who despite the attentions of the keeper slotted in his sixth goal of the season. The last twenty minutes saw Undy trying to get back into the game without being able to breach our defence.

Lido side

Steve Cann – 2 Cai Owens – 3 Sean Hanbury – 4 Carl Evans – 5 Carlos Indjai – 6 Josh Doyle –

7 Elliot Thomas – 8 Liam McCreesh – 9 Mark Jones – 10 Sacha Walters – 11 Josh Webber

Subs – 12 Andre Griffiths for Josh Webber 65 – 14 Alex Gammond for Carlos Indjai 71 – 15 Jack Todd

– 16 Jack Fleming for Sacha Walters 88 – 17 Leigh de Vulgt