Category: Match Reports

Top of the League

Lido went top of the league when they scored a dramatic late winner over previously unbeaten Briton Ferry. In a repeat of last season’s scoreline Lido triumphed in a 5 goal thriller.

The game was played at a frantic pace with lots of good football. Ferry took the lead on 3 minutes when Luke Bowen netted with a right footed shot. Lido equalised on 9 minutes with a Liam McCreesh penalty. Chances were created at both ends but neither side were able to gain an advantage and half time came with the scores level.

It was the Lido who struck first in the second half with Liam Griffiths being credited with the goal on 48 minutes., Ferry responded but were unable to break down the Lido defence until, on the assistant referee’s input the referee awarded a harsh penalty. As to be expected several Lido players were booked disputing the decision. Luke Bowen stepped up to net the penalty to level matters again. Neither side could find a winner until Rhys Wilson was adjudged to have handled the ball outside his area and was sent off. His replacement was Aaron Jones who joined the Ferry from Lido in the summer. Aaron’s first task was to pick the ball out of the net as he failed to save Chris Jones’ free kick in the third minute of added time. There was a further five minutes of added time before the referee blew up on probably the best game of the season to date.

League Cup Progress

We defeated Goytre United with Josh Webber coming off the bench to score the only goal with 2 minutes remaining. Both sides had chances to win the game but generally it was a poor game with the sides cancelling each other out

Hard earned point

As befits a second v third match this was an entertaining encounter with both sides playing good football. Cambrian knocked the ball around confidently but found the Lido defence in top form. Chances at both ends were limited and it was a surprise when Cambrian took the lead midway through the first half. It appeared a Lido player was pushed to the ground but no foul was given, from the resulting corner the ball was placed in and no-one in the Lido defence took charge and the ball appeared to go into the goal off a Lido player but it wasn’t clear cut. We reached the interval conceding just the one goal and replaced Josh Webber with Norton Ferreira for the second half. Despite not conceding a second Lido didn’t look like scoring either, further changes were made with Chris Jones and Ieuan Owen taking the field. Ieuan had two great chances but couldn’t find the net but Lido kept pressing. It looked as though they earned a penalty for hand ball but there was no reaction from the referee. John Hall was then sent off for comments he made then with 4 minutes to go Ieuan Owen got the better of the defender and latched on to a through ball to slip it past the keeper. Cambrian pushed forward to try and regain the lead but despite 7 minutes of added time they were unable to breech the Lido defence with keeper Exauce Dimonekene outstanding

Lido leave it late

Lido staged a late recovery to maintain the 100% start to the season. For long periods Ammanford adapted better to the conditions and were the better side. However, three late goals turned the game on it’s head.

Against the run of play Lido took the lead on 35 minutes when Liam Griffiths played the ball through for Josh Webber to outpace the defence and wrong foot the keeper to score. However sloppy defending from a corner allowed Adam John to level on 42 minutes.

Attacking the clubhouse end in the second half Ammanford missed several chances before Tristan Jenkins put them ahead on 52 minutes. Ammanford continued to make and miss chances, On 62 minutes Brad Flay replaced Chris Jones and Ieuan Owen and Norton Ferreira replaced Ioan Evans and Sacha Walters respectively on 76 minutes. Lido now started making inroads into the Ammanford area without really looking dangerous. Liam Griffiths then equalised with a close range effort in the 83rd minute.  Lido continued to press forward as the rain and wind relented for a while, John Hall hit a long range effort which somehow went in to give the Lido the lead on 87 minutes. Ammanford were shocked by this turn around but couldn’t now find a way through an improved Lido defence. There was 12 minutes of added time and Ieuan Owen made the game safe for the Lido with a goal in the 96th minute. Somehow out of the jaws of defeat Lido manged to get over the line to secure all three points to maintain their 100% record.

Three points on the road

Despite 3 players being unavailable Lido still picked up three points at Abergavenny. Lido took the lead just before half time with a Sacha Walters drive from the edge of the area. Abergavenny equalised on 59 minutes with a long ball over the top allowing their player to run through to score. Following a series of substitutions Lido started to take control and Liam Griffiths restored the lead with a header from a corner on 72 minutes. As the half wore on Lido created several chances, Ioan Evans had a powerful shot blocked on the line and Chris Jones shot inches wide.

Lido come from behind to win

Lido overcame difficult opponents in newly promoted Caerau Ely to take all 3 points. surprisingly there were changes from the side that did so well at Penybont last Friday and at times they struggled against lively opponents. The game exploded in life after a quiet start with young Ieuan Owen being sent off for two yellow cards in quick succession around the half hour. Caerau Ely used their extra man well and took the lead from the penalty spot on 41 minutes. Lido were forced into a half time substitution as Ben Keen suffered a knee injury just before the interval and was replaced by Josh Webber. Attacking the clubhouse end in the second half Lido created several chances with Norton Ferreira twice being forced wide. Caerau Ely then had a player sent off for a second yellow card on the hour and with the sides now equal on the field Lido looked more likely to score. It was Ferreira who equalised on 66 minutes when he picked up a loose ball and fired a rocket of a shot from a wide angle into the net. Lido continued to push forward and 77 minutes took the lead with a twice taken penalty by Liam McCreesh. Caerau Ely now pushed forward looking for the equaliser and put pressure on the defence but despite some poor clearances they defended well. Caerau Ely were keeping the ball well with Lido unable to get into the Caerau Ely half until Josh Webber was set free and he sealed the win in the eighth minute of added time.

Progress in cup

we drew 1-1 at Penybont of the premier league Liam McCreesh gave us the lead with a penalty only for Penybont to equalise just on half time. The second half saw no further goals so it was straight to penalties. Both sides scored the first three before Steve Cann saved the fourth only for Matthew Beynon to have his saved. Both sides converted their fifth penalty to take it to sudden death. Steve Cann saved the sixth penalty with Brad Flay netting to see us through.

Our successful penalty takers were Liam McCreesh, Liam Griffiths, Travis James, Norton Ferreira and Brad Flay.