JD Cymru Premier
Friday 2nd December
The New Saints 11 Aberystwyth Town 0
Aber Town suffered a humiliating defeat away to devastating Cymru Premier Champions The New Saints last night, conceding eleven goals without reply. Daniel Davies (13 and 37 mins), Adam Wilson (40 mins), Leo Smith (45+1 mins), Adrian Cieslewicz (50 and 60 mins), Gwion Dafydd (65 and 88 mins), Ryan Brobbel (66 mins), Ben Clarke (81 mins) and Danny Williams (90 mins) scored to produce a rout on a night to forget for the Black and Greens.
On a chilly and misty evening at Park Hall Cameron Allen made his first ever start for Aber Town, but it was apparent from the off that the hosts were on top form. Cieslewicz had already had a header blocked and Aber’s Leigh Jenkins had punched clear a corner from Brobbel when another corner from the classy central midfielder flew nicely for Davies to glance home the opener to the far post. Aber went on to defend quite solidly for a period, restricting the hosts to missed chances from Ryan Astles and Brobbell, twice, and a great tackle from Jack Thorn at the back denied Brobbel again. However the killer second came eight minutes before the break when Davies pounced on a loose ball in the box to double the lead. The Black and Greens then had the temerity to attack, and Charley Edge had a shot deflected for a corner, only for the Saints to break away down the park and score a third as Wilson slotted home. Smith then volleyed home a fourth from a right wing cross and an awful ending to the half saw Aber four down at the break.
Jenkins produced a super stop to deny Brobbel after the break but then Cieslewicz cut in from the left and found the bottom corner, and he doubled his personal tally ten minutes later with a back post header from a right wing cross. Josh Daniels crossed from the right for sub Dafydd to make it seven, and sixty seconds later Brobbel finally got the goal he deserved as a low volley from outside the area nestled into the bottom corner. Ex Aber keeper Connor Roberts punched clear Edge’s corner, and Niall Flint had an effort blocked before normal service was resumed and Clarke scored a ninth after a defensive mix up. Edge fired a free kick for Aber over the bar, then Astles gambolled forward from the back and his low shot deflected in off Dafydd. Williams then completed Aber’s misery with a tap in in the last minute to make it eleven nil.
This was certainly a bad day at the office for the Black and Greens who have plenty to reflect on after a bitterly disappointing result. Their chance for redemption comes with next weekend’s game at Connah’s Quay, which has been moved to Saturday 10th December with an earlier kick off of 1pm. Keep the Faith!