Defeat at Taffs Well

A disappointing defeat at Taffs Well where we concede two similar goals. Taffs had an early chance when the ball was played cross the face of our goal but no attacking player was on hand to turn it in. We responded well and won a corner but it was too close to the keeper and he gathered cleanly. On 10 minutes following a period of home pressure Louie Cirotto held a long range shot. He was again in action 2 minutes later turning a shot behind for a corner. Taffs continued to press forward and Cirotto produced a series of fine saves to keep the scores level. Our best attack of the early stages saw a fine ball played wide to Ioan Evans who cut inside but his low cross was cut out and cleared. On 25 minutes the home keeper dropped a corner under pressure but the home defence managed to clear the ball. We went behind on 27 minutes, Taffs were awarded a free kick wide on the left and a long ball to the far post wasn’t dealt with and a home player headed in at the far post. We struggled to come to terms with this but played out the remainder of the half with too much danger.

Taffs won a free kick in the early minutes of the second half but from 20 yards fired the kick over the bar. We had a series of free  kicks but each one was over hit and went through to the keeper. On the hour the ball was played forward for Jordan Edwards wide left. He made ground but had no support, he tried a shot from outside the area but it went harmlessly wide. We made a couple of substitutions but it was the home side who looked more likely to score and in fact two long range shots both hit the crossbar. Then on 79 minutes we were level, a poor ball out of defence went straight to Connor Harris. He played the ball forward for Jordan Edwards to coolly slot the ball past the keeper. We now looked the more likely to go on and win the game with Edwards having another chance in a similar position to his goal but the keeper came out and saved his shot. That turned out to be a big moment in the game as two minutes later (84) a low right wing cross was missed by everyone and turned in at the far post and we again left Taffs Well pointless