Friday 13th May
Leave Your Mark Event at Park Avenue
Meirion Appleton 5 Tomi Morgan 6
The Aberystwyth Town Football Club Family enjoyed a remarkable night as the Club bid a fond farewell to the turf at Park Avenue last night with a spectacular match involving 9 Green Legends and 31 more popular ex Players and supporters.
Meirion Appleton's side made a blistering start when Gavin Allen, Glyndwr Hughes and Kevin Morrison all rolled back the years and clinically found the net in front of the Dias Stand. However when Paul Coyne set up Andy Evans he reduced the deficit, and then Man of the Match Iwan Roberts rounded Tony Brauer to bring the scoreline back to 3-2 at half time.
Tomi Morgan's side continued a remarkable turnaround after the break with Huw Bates equalising from close range, before Donald Kane smashed home a classy long volley to make the score 4-3. Iwan Roberts notched two more goals, one set up by a crowdpleasing, swashbuckling 70 yard run by keeper Richard Morgan, but back came Meirion's boys with two more goals, the second a penalty brilliantly dispatched by Gavin Allen. Despite a late onslaught Tomi's boys held on and both sides left the field to a rapturous applause.
Teams: Meirion Appleton's side: Tony Brauer, Tom Bates, Richard Lucas, Peter James, Graham Thomas, Nicky Roberts, Glyndwr Hughes, Lee Jenkins, Kevin Morrison, Gavin Allen, Dai Blair. Subs: Sion Meredith, Gari Appleton, Clive Jones, George Barron, Dylan Morris, Mark Devereux, Iwan Jones, Tony Bates, Dai "Caprice" Evans.
Tomi Morgan's side: Richard Morgan, Huw Bates, Robbie Jones, Steven Jones, Mark Hughes, Barry Rowlands, Thomas Crockett, Paul Coyne, Andy Evans, Donald Kane, Iwan Roberts. Subs: Ken Williams, Phil Thomas, Huw Bonner, Andrew Curley, Meilir Howells, David Busson, Tomi Morgan, Nigel Nicholas.
Club Media Assistant Matthew Wallace has produced a wonderful video report of Leave Your Mark here: and Club Photographer Chris Howells has produced two fantastic photo albums which can be viewed on the Club's Green Army Facebook page here.
It is clear from the positive feedback the Club has received in response to Leave Your Mark that there is a big appetite for Events which bring the Aberystwyth Town FC Family Past and Present together, and we will attempt to create further opportunities for this to happen as we enter the 3G era at Aberystwyth Town FC. We would like to sincerely thank everyone involved in last night's game and hope to see you all again soon back at Park Avenue.
Aberystwyth Town FC will be delighted to donate 50% of last night's gate receipts, a total of £216 to local Charity Hospice at Home Aberystwyth Volunteers.