Black and Greens Equal Best Ever Cymru Prem Result: Airbus UK Broughton 1 Aberystwyth Town 7 Match Report
Friday 24th February
JD Cymru Premier
Airbus UK Broughton 1 Aberystwyth Town 7
Aber Town equalled their best ever Cymru Premier result with a 7-1 win away to relegated Airbus UK Broughton last night, cheering their supporters on a cold night by gaining a vital three points on Deeside. Harry Arnison gave the visitors the lead on 19 minutes and eight minutes later Mark Cadwallader added a second. Black and Green nerves were jangling when Adam Davies pulled one back for the Wingmakers three minutes after the break but Cadwallader nodded home Town’s third on 58 minutes and from then on Anthony Williams’ men romped to victory with Iwan Lewis (65 mins), Louis Bradford (81), Jake Canavan (83) and Alex Darlington (90+2) completing the rout.
The match started in a fairly even manner with visiting keeper Matt Turner saving Steve Tomassen’s header, and Niall Flint spinning and firing over for Aber. Flint surged down the right soon afterwards but his shot was deflected to safety, and from Flint’s resulting corner kick the ball fell nicely for Arnison to catch the ball sweetly and volley into the roof of the net, for a priceless lead. Town were pressing well and causing errors at the back and Lewis surged through only to have a shot blocked, then a header from Jonathan Evans was spilled by Lewis Dutton and the irrepressible Cadwallader got to the back post to snaffle up a second goal. More pressure from Aber saw a Cadwallader header gathered by Dutton on the line, however towards the break Airbus came right back into things. They were unlucky to have a good goal chalked off after Jake Phillips’ cross had crossed the goal line just before Davies smashed home at the near post, and Davies went close at the near post from Phillips’ corner minutes later, and in truth Aber were glad to preserve their two goal buffer at half time.
Three minutes after the break Airbus did claw a goal back when Joseph Palmer’s exquisite free kick bounced off the cross bar perfectly for Davies to tap home and the game was back in the balance. Cadwallader had shots saved and blocked and then Davies for the hosts had a goalbound attempt crucially saved by Turner. Minutes later however Flint twisted and turned down the right before delivering a cross perfectly for the goal hungry Cadwallader to nod home Aber’s third. This was the burly striker’s fourth goal in eighty minutes of football and he is a man in superb goal scoring form! From here on in Aber dominated. Johnnie Evan’s dangerous cross evaded everyone in the box, but soon afterwards a superb through ball found the impeccable Lewis who danced around Dutton before finding the net for four one. More was to come: Billy Kirkham and Evans had shots cleared off the line before Beau Cornish nodded over a deep right wing cross at the other end. Louis Bradford then headed in Aber’s fifth off the post from a deep free kick, and subs combined soon afterwards when Jon Owen burst down the right and crossed for Jake Canavan to tap home. Jack Thorn headed over, Cornish fired wide for the Wingmakers and then right at the end Arnison’s low shot bounced out of Dutton’s grasp for super sub Darlington to complete a superb evening’s work for the Black and Greens.
Aber needed a victory last night and they got that with interest, with a superbly clinical performance which bodes well for their last seven Play Off conference matches. The Black and Greens have moved back up to tenth and have a week off on Welsh Cup Semi Final weekend before welcoming Haverfordwest County to Park Avenue on Saturday March 11th for a 2.30pm kick off. Things are looking up!