Cwmamman Utd 1 Afan Lido 0

Lack of discipline is costing us dearly both in the pocket and on the field. Last week Ben Thomas was sent off, today Liam McCreesh. Liam was booked for dissent and continued his protestations, we won a corner and before it could be taken he again got involved and the ref gave him a second yellow, this was after 36 minutes. Josh Doyle was booked for an innocuous challenge when far worse from the opposition went unpunished and Sacha Walters was booked for disputing an offside decision. Disappointingly it’s the more senior players who are repeatedly getting booked yet they don’t seem to learn from it.

Despite going down to 10 men we didn’t look like conceding a goal and we played the better football however that changed when Cwmamman had a player sent off. It seemed to affect us more than them and we struggled to string two passes together after that. The goal on 66 minutes surprisingly came from open play, Kieran Parsons was unlucky, he made a great tackle to deny a goal but his defensive colleagues failed to react when the ball broke loose allowing Darren Griffiths time to recover and pick his spot. In the first half Chris Curtis made two top drawer saves turning a 25 yard pile driver from Kieran Parsons behind for a corner and then he tipped a Sean Hanbury header onto the crossbar and away for another corner. By contrast Steven Cann didn’t have a save to make. Josh Webber replaced Sacha Walters and his pace troubled the Cwmamman defence and he looked the most likely to create an equaliser but it didn’t come and we lost a game that a few weeks ago we would have won without too much trouble. Hopefully the players will reflect on this result and learn from it.

Lido side

Steve Cann – 2 Kieran Parsons – 3 Shane Williams – 4 Cai Owens – 5 Alex Gammond – 6 Josh Doyle –

7 Elliot Thomas – 8 Liam McCreesh – 9 Sean Hanbury – 10 Andre Griffiths – 11 Sacha Walters

Subs – 12 Josh Webber for Sacha Walters 74 – 14 Taylor Evans for Josh Doyle 88 – 15 Luke Evans