Mawrth Hydref 17/Tue October 17
JD Cymru Premier
Tref Caernarfon Town 3 Tref Aberystwyth Town 0
Collodd Aber o dair gol i ddim yng Nghaernarfon neithiwr wrth i goliau ail hanner gan Zach Clarke (cic o’r smotyn, 59 mun), Adam Davies (67 mun) a Louis Lloyd (84 mun) profi’r gwahaniaeth rhwng y ddau tim. Roedd y cic o’r smotyn ar yr awr yn un dadleol dros ben, ond o hynny ymlaen roedd y Cofis yn feistri corn ac yn haeddu’r triphwynt.
Aber Town fell to a three goal defeat away to Caernarfon Town last night as second half goals from Zach Clarke (pen, 59 mins), Adam Davies (67 minutes) and Louis Lloyd (84 mins) proved decisive. The penalty award just before the hour was a very controversial one but from then on the Cofis were on top and deserved the win.
On a relatively mild night in the foothills of Snowdonia the hosts started on top with Darren Thomas firing just wide early on. Iwan Lewis then had a shot blocked for Aber and the game settled down to a relatively quiet first half. Liam Walsh’s shot deflected harmlessly for a goal kick, then a Marc Williams volley deflected back to Dave Jones in Aber’s goal, and Adam Davies chipped just wide. At the other end Harry Owen saw a header saved from Billy Kirkman’s free kick, but then the visitors had a let off when Thomas found Clarke in the area and he shot inches wide. Jones denied Ben Wynne with a comfortable save, Steff Davies volleyed over for Aber and Louis Bradford’s low shot was gathered by Lewis Webb in the home goal. Davies then had another effort blocked on the near post after dashing through before Thomas, Clarke and Davies fired wide for Caernarfon, and Aber went in having competed well for a goal less score.
Caernarfon started the second half well and Jones needed to be at his best to parry Sion Bradley’s low effort to safety, but then came a game changing moment. Clarke collapsed in a heap in Aber’s penalty area with little or no contact from any defenders, and a penalty was astonishingly awarded to the Cofis. Clarke recovered in time to convert the spot kick and the hosts had the lead. Billy Kirkman tried to respond immediately, bringing a save out of Webb with a low volley, but soon afterwards Sion Bradley took the corner he himself had earned, and a close range header rebounded for Adam Davies to pounce from close range to double the lead. Thomas sneaked through the fire just wide, then Aber sub Mark Cadwallader saw a header saved, and Liam Walsh had to play through an injury as all three substitution opportunities had been used. Louis Bradford headed wide from Alex Darlington’s free kick as Aber strived to get back in it, but then six minutes from time a volley from Williams fell kindly for Lloyd to pounce at the back post and settle the game once and for all. Jack Thorn saw a volley deflected wide for Aber, Ben Wynne volleyed inches past the post from the right and Ben Maher volleyed over for Caernarfon, and a disappointing night for the Black and Greens concluded in defeat.
This was not the Black and Greens best day out and Manager Anthony Williams will be expecting an improvement in two days time when Newtown come to play in the JD Cymru League – kick off at Park Avenue will be at 8pm and you are most welcome!