It took until the last kick of the game to secure all three points when Aber travelled to Llandudno in August when the two sides last met. Therefore it was little wonder to see a tight, tense yet entertaining affair on Parc Avenue when the two sides recommenced battle on Sunday.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t to be any last minute heroics this time around as both sides missed chances in a 0-0 draw in Matchday 12 of the Dafabet Welsh Premier League.
Remarkably, it was Aber’s first draw of the season, having amassed all previous points from victories. After the match, manager Matthew Bishop was in a philosophical mood.
“It’s our first draw of the season and another clean sheet. I’m pleased with many aspects because that’s two undefeated at home and another clean sheet. The draw was a fair result today. Both Keepers have pulled off saves and neither team did enough to take the game by the scruff of the neck so the draw is a fair result.” He told our Youtube channel following the conclusion of the game.
The woodwork kept the scores deadlocked for both sides. Captain Luke Sherbon hit the bar with a header, Lewis Buckley hit the post with a shot for the visitors and ex Aber stopper Dave Roberts produced a remarkable save for the Black and Whites, tipping a powerful volley onto the crossbar, to deny Will Bell late on
“Taking chances is the difference. Unfortunately we haven’t taken ours today but you can say the same about Llandudno. They’ll be happier than we are in many ways. We’ve had to manage injuries again today. It’s a clean sheet so there’s the big positive from today.” He added.
After nearly gifting the away side the lead early on, the Black and Greens settled well and showed excellent composure throughout the afternoon with impressive displays coming from Dan Alfei, Sam Rodon, Ryan Wollacott, Ricky Watts and Chris Mullock in goal. But the boss was keen to praise the other members of his squad as well for not conceding a goal since returning to Park Avenue.
“It’s a team thing, it’s not just about the back four and the goalkeeper, it’s about the other six players in front of them working hard and getting the result. It’s a good result overall but not a win which would have been good for us in the league, but I’ve just said to the lads how important a result that is.”
Thoughts now turn to Saturday and the welcome return to the Cardigan coast to the Sgorio Cameras when Town play Airbus. Although bragging rights returned to Ceredigion in August, Bishop is taking nothing for granted.
“We’re back in here on Wednesday, trying to make sure everybody’s ready to go and we’ll be working on a plan on how to deal with Airbus “
You can visit Aber Town's Youtube Channel to view our interviews with Manager Matthew Bishop here and defender Ryan Wollacott here.