Despite it only being the fourth match of the season tonight’s game against Ammanford is as big as it comes. Both sides have won three out of three so something has to give. Expect to see former Lido players Mark Jones and Jay Thomas in the visitor’s squad. Kick off is at 7.30
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 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.
Tuesday evening sees a return to league action when we host newly promoted Caerau Ely at the Marston Stadium kick off is at 7.30
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.
Captain for the day Liam McCreesh led by example netting a hat trick on the opening day of the season. He opened the scoring on the half hour converting a cross from John Hall. Brother Jackson then conceded a penalty on 40 minutes but Exauce Dimonekene making his league debut for the club made a fine save to his left. It proved to be a vital save as two minutes later McCreesh doubled the lead latching on to a Sean Hanbury cross. He made the game safe when he scored his third on the restart of the second half with an assist from Josh Webber. A satisfactory start to the league campaign ahead of next Friday’s league cup tie at premier league Penybont.
we kick off the new season on Friday night when Ardal South West champions Abertillery Bluebirds will visit the Marston’s Stadium. As usual the kick off is at 7.30