Aberystwyth Town are pleased to announce the Deadline Day Signing of Aaron Pomeyie, and the loan move of Richie Ricketts to Penrhyncoch.
Talented winger Pomeyie joins the Black and Greens from Llandudno, having previously played for the Seasiders and Rhyl in the Welsh Premier League, as well as Holywell Town, Buckley Town, Morecambe, Runcorn Town and Cammel Laird. A 23 year old Liverpudlian, Aron has been training with Aber and has impressed the Management Team enough to earn himself a place in Town’s squad for the remainder of 2019/20.
Meanwhile, Llanfarian based winger Richie Ricketts has moved to Penrhyncoch on loan until the end of the season, whilst remaining contracted to the Black and Greens until the end of 2020/21. 17 year old Richie, still in school at Penweddig, has made a positive impression in his 10 Cymru Premier appearances to date for Aber Town, and is certain to bolster Penrhyncoch’s attacking options for the remainder of the season, before returning to the Seasiders at the end of April.
Everyone at the Club welcomes Aaron to Park Avenue and wishes Richie all the best on loan with Penrhyn.
Aberystwyth Town FC send best wishes for the future to two Players who have left Park Avenue this week.
Midfielder Joe Phillips has moved back to Midlands-based Alvechurch, while Ryan Edwards has been released to sign for another Welsh Premier Club before the end of the transfer window.
Phillips has scored 8 goals in 72 appearances over two spells at Park Avenue, and appeared for the Black and Greens in the Welsh Cup Final of 2018, and his most memorable moment was surely the perfect hat trick he scored at home to Connah's Quay in January 2018. The Club also send best wishes to Joe's father Mark who has been a loyal supporter of the Black and Greens over the past few seasons.
Ryan has made 47 appearances for Aber in midfield over two seasons, scoring once - a memorable strike at Airbus UK Broughton in November last year. He will be remembered for his skilful bursts from midfield and the unique dance skills he displayed after Aber's win at Cardiff Met in 2018!
The Club thanks both Players for their services and wishes them all the best for the future.
JD Welsh Cup Fourth Round
Saturday 25th January
The New Saints 4 Aberystwyth Town 0
Aber Town’s Welsh Cup dreams were dashed by clinical Cup Holders TNS at Park Hall this afternoon, with the hosts claiming a 4-0 victory. First half goals from Ryan Brobbel (5 minutes) and Daniel Redmond (13), plus second half strikes from Dean Ebbe (64) and sub Greg Draper (81) gave the scoreline a rather flattering look, and Town were denied the consolation goal they probably deserved when Paul Harrison saved Mathew Jones 91st minute penalty.
Having already signed four players in the transfer window, two further new recruits were blooded today with forward Adam Davies and midfielder James Rowland being given full debuts. Alex Pennock replaced the ineligible Connor Roberts in goal, with Pavel Vieira suspended. On a gloomy and chilly afternoon the visitors started on the back foot, falling behind after just five minutes, when he ball came to the mightily impressive Brobbel, and he curled home from the edge of the area to open the scoring. Dean Ebbe went close twice and Kurtis Byrne was denied by Pennock, but then Byrne crossed for Redmond to not an easy second and Town were really up against it. Byrne fired wide again, but then Aber came into it and started making chances. Wes Baynes volleyed a free kick wide, and then Alhagi Touray Sisay, on his second appearance came agonisingly close to opening his account, beating home keeper Harrison to Lee Jenkins’ super through ball and prodding goalbound, only to be denied by a desperate goal line clearance. A corner from Baynes fell for Paulo Mendes to head at goal, only for Harrison to save, and then Touray Sisay did well to bustle through only to blast over. Adrian Ciesliewicz had a lob saved by Pennock, and Ryan Harrington headed wide for the hosts but then back came Aber again with the hard working Rowland pulling out an excellent 20 yard dash before curling wide, and Touray Sisay seeing another shot cleared off the line. Mendes’ goalbound volley seemed to deflect off a hand on its path to Harrison, but then Jenkins got back brilliantly to deny Byrne, and Pennock did well to deny Brobbel who seemed certain to score. Ebbe volleyed over and Byrne was denied by Pennock, before Touray Sisay headed wide from Baynes’ free kick, and a breathless first half saw the hosts two goals up, which was harsh on the visitors who had created plenty of chances themselves.
Into the second half and the gutsy visitors were still creating chances. Jones sent a ball in for Touray Sisay, but his knock on just evaded Marc Williams, and then Jones’ deflected shot from Baynes’ corner was saved by Harrison on the line. The luckless Byrne shot over again, then back came Aber as Rowlands’ ball in was headed back by Adam Davies for Touray Sisay to volley over. Byrne shot over the bar again but then TNS got their crucial third, with Brobbel crossing for Ebbe to convert from close range for 3-0. Brobbel was denied a second when his free kick was saved by Pennock, who later denied Draper before Byrne dragged a shot wide. Pennock denied Draper again, only for the League Golden Boot Holder to score the forth from close range from the rebound, with nine minutes left. Pennock pulled out another great save to deny sub Billy Whitehouse, but then Aber seemed destined to get the goal they so richly deserved: Geoff Kellaway’s effort was parried and then Williams was hauled down in the box … but Harrison pulled off a great save to deny Jones’ spot kick, and the full time whistle blew at 4-0.
The Black and Greens will argue that the scoreline is extremely harsh on their efforts – and they created chance after chance away to the Champions today: however credit TNS who were clinical at the right times, and a visit to Park Hall will be the draw everyone wishes to avoid in Round 5. Aber now have a two week break before kicking off Phase II away to Cardiff Met on Saturday 8th February. See you then!
Photo courtesy of Colin Ewart
Aberystwyth Town are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder James Rowland, on loan from Shrewsbury Town.
Born in Walsall, 18 year old James started out with West Bromwich Albion’s youth sides, before joining Shrewsbury, for whom he signed his first professional contract in May 2019. He made two appearances for Shrewsbury in last year’s EFL Trophy, and a further appearance in this season’s EFL Cup, at home to Rotherham United.
James has since returned from injury and having trained well with the Black and Greens this week he goes straight into Aber Town’s Squad for this afternoon’s Welsh Cup match away to The New Saints.
Welcome to Park Avenue James!
Aberystwyth Town are delighted to announce the retention of Midfielder Paulo Mendes, who has rejected offers from other Cymru Premier Clubs and will remain at Park Avenue beyond the current transfer window.
Paulo has had a fantastic season to date, appearing in all 22 Cymru Premier matches for the Black and Greens. Joint Top Scorer with 6 Cymru Premier goals, Mendes has also created many more, managing four assists in his last two matches alone. The stats back up his positive season as his rating on the Cymru Premier’s InStat list of 207 is second only to Captain Marc Williams.
The marauding midfielder is known for imposing his presence on matches, and is a fan favourite for his commitment and dedication to the cause. Paulo’s technical prowess is also much valued, and Mendes has singled out the influence of Aber Town’s fans in his decision, whose support in matches made it an easy decision to stay in Black and Green (see photo, above courtesy of Colin Ewart).
JD Welsh Cup Fourth Round
Saturday 25th January (ko 2.30pm)
The New Saints v Aberystwyth Town
It’s fair to say that Aberystwyth Town have not enjoyed the luck of the draw this season. In the Nathaniel MG Cup they faced four consecutive away draws, and had to beat both of last season’s Finalists, Cambrian & Clydach, and Cardiff Met, away from home to reach the Semi Finals.
After a brief respite from the Road with a Welsh Cup Third Round tie at home to Ruthin Town, which Aber won 2-1 thanks to goals from Geoff Kellaway and a last minute screamer from Wes Baynes, the Footballing Gods once again turned their backs on the Black and Greens, sending them off on their travels again – this time to take on the Welsh Cup Holders and Welsh Premier League Champs The New Saints.
Favourites TNS should be wary however, as Aber have saved their best form for away matches this season, and have lost only two of their last ten matches on the road, winning five. Town’s new look side, which featured four transfer windows signings last week in Alhagi Touray Sisay, Ilan Hughes, Pavel Vieira and David Thompson have had a brilliant start to the Twenties, winning both games and yet to concede a single goal in 2020, and Paulo Mendes has caught the eye with four assists already.
Manager Mathew Bishop is delighted with the way his new recruits are bedding in, but the test facing Town on Saturday is of a different magnitude, and an Aber win at Park Hall would be a sensation. Town will be unable to select Connor Roberts in goal, as he is on loan from TNS, so Alex Pennock will deputise, and the Seasiders will be looking for the same disciplined defensive display they gave last time out at Park Hall, when the game ended 2-0 to the hosts.
The match at Park Hall will kick off at 2.30pm and further details are available on TNS’ excellent website here. Join the Black and Green fans hoping to fall in love with Aber’s performance, and avoid a massacre on Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen – the Welsh Valentine’s Day!