Goytre 2 Afan Lido 1

We lost this game with about 70 seconds remaining when in a carbon copy of the first goal Lewis Sommers powered in a header to give Aaron Jones no chance. There were a lot of positives to take from the game, Aaron Jones made his league debut in goal and inspired confidence. Luke Evans also made his league debut in midfield and he took a while to get into the pace of the game but afterwards he had an outstanding debut, spraying some superb passes and breaking up the Goytre midfield possession. Owen Williams filled in at full back and had a good game in a strange position while Jack Fleming at left back making only his second league start had his best game for some time. The returning Josh Webber was a constant threat to the home defence and was unlucky not to score.

There were two big calls in the game and both went against us, Sacha Walters appeared to be on the end of an elbow just before half time but instead of the expected red card the offender received a yellow. Secondly a goalbound shot hit the arm of a Goytre defender in the area, the ball had travelled some distance and the arm was high but this time the ref waved play on. Sacha Walters scored our goal on 23 minutes when following a Lido free kick the ball was played in to Carlos Indjai but he got this feet in a tangle and the ball fell to Sacha who made no mistake from close range. Goytre’s equaliser on 35 minutes came from a long corner which found Lewis Sommers in space and he powered the header in. The second half was fairly even, we played some nice football on the ground while generally Goytre lumped the ball forward for Sommers. In the closing stages they put on a lot of pressure and each time we cleared the ball it found a Goytre player so the pressure continued. It looked as if we had our point when deep into added time they won two successive corners and from the second they got the goal. A disappointing end for us but there were some promising performances from some of the younger players who are new to this level.