Gwener Medi 15/Fri September 15
JD Cymru Premier
Bae Colwyn Bay 3 Tref Aberystwyth Town 1
Profodd Aber colled arall o flaen torf enfawr ym Mae Colwyn neithiwr. Rhoddodd goliau Tom Creamer (12 mun) a Dan Jones (27 mun) rheolaeth i’r tim cartref, ond hanerodd gol gampus Iwan Lewis y gwahaniaeth toc cyn yr hanner (45+1 mun). Aeth y pendiwlwm yn ol o blaid y Bae gyda gol Udoyen Akpan (49 mun) ac er i Aber ymdrechu’n galed drwy’r ail hanner, na llwyddasant i ddarganfod ffordd yn ol mewn i’r gem.
Aber fell to another away defeat in front of a huge crowd at Colwyn Bay last night. Home goals from Tom Creamer (12 mins) and Dan Jones (27 mins) put the hosts in charge, though Iwan Lewis scored again to reduce the arrears in first half injury time (45+1 min). Udoyen Akpan’s 49th minute goal shifted momentum back to the Bay and try though they might Aber could not find a way back into the game.
An impressive crowd of 1003 turned up on a pleasant Friday evening on the North Wales Coast, and it was great to see such a vibrant interest in the JD Cymru Premier at its newest venue. Colwyn took early command with Jamie Cumming firing wide, but then Luca Hogan got a low shot in for Aber which home keeper Alfie Brooks fumbled to safety. Then came a crucial moment when in form midfielder Creamer found space outside the box to unleash a howitzer into the roof of the net, and the hosts were in front. Town tried to respond with Lewis seeing a shot deflected over for a corner, but Bay repelled the set piece. Aber survived a bad defensive mix up when Akpan contrived to hit the post from close range but then minutes later Jones found a channel through the middle of Aber’s defence to gather the ball and finish under Sam Green in Aber’s goal for two nil. Ben Woollam cleared an effort off the line with Aber really up against it, but then Hogan again tested Brooks with a low sot from outside the box. Alex Darlington picked out Mark Cadwallader who got a shot in only to be flagged offside, and at the other end Akpom had a shot deflected for a corner. Danny Holmes saw a deep cross bounce off Aber’s crossbar to safety, but then the inspirational Iwan Lewis found space in midfield to score with a low drive from outside the box and halve the arrears at a great point, just before the break.
Black and Green optimism was punctured four minutes into the second half when Akpan’s shot was parried by Green into his own net for three one. Credit to Aber who continued to battle through the second stanza, although clear cut chances were scarce. Cadwallder had a low shot gathered by Brooks, and then subs combined when Lewis’ right wing cross was nodded down by Steff Davies for John Owne to volley over. Lewis had another effort deflected for a corner, then Harry Owen hit the crossbar. The hosts were still creating chances also and Jones fired over the bar from the right channel. Darlington’s corner was nodded back by Harry Owen and Louis Bradford’s overhead kick was wide, and Davies had another goalbound header saved by Brooks. Sub Matthew Hill burst down the left wing for Colwyn Bay but fired over the crossbar and the clubhouse, and in injury time Woollam headed wide and John Owen saw a shot deflected for a corner, and the game ended with a two goal victory for the Cymru Premier debutants.
Despite competitive performances results are going against the Black and Greens at the moment, and Town supporters will be hoping their fortunes change at Park Avenue this week with two home games on Tuesday night at home to Pontypridd United in the League Cup, and a League game at home to Penybont on Friday evening. Both matches kick off at 8pm: consider yourselves invited.