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October 20th, 2018

Waterloo Rovers FC 1 Saints 2

The Saints went 1-0 down in the 41st when Andrew Gwilt headed in from a corner.

We responded well, on the stroke of half time Greg Preece broke down the right and his cross was sliced into the net by a Rovers defender with Jack Biggs bearing down in him.

Ht 1-1

We changed the formation at half time and got on top resulting in a goal for Biggs in the 56th minute after a good ball from Tom James.

We controlled the play up until the 75th minute, the home side then threw everything at us bar the kitchen sink. Long balls were being pumped up to the big striker who was causing problems but again our defence held strong to keep them out, albeit, there were few close shaves.

Ft 1-2

Weekend Fixtures

October 20th, 2018

Both the first team and the reserves are involved in league action this weekend.

The first team are on their travels to Welshpool where they will face Warerloo Rovers FC. ‘Rovers’ have made a decent start to life back in senior football. They have only two lost league games(one less than us) however, they have drawn a lot and sit mid table at present. When I check back on old records I don’t think we have won there or even managed to gain a point.

The reserves also face a tough encounter when they host Builth Wells reserves who are going very well this season. With the first team at Builth being strengthened several players have stepped down to play in the reserves.

Waterloo Rovers FC v Saints Kick off 2.30om

Saints Reserves  v Builth Wells Reserves Kick off 2.30pm

Radnorshire Cup Win

October 17th, 2018

The Saints beat Builth Wells FC 1-0 last night in a tight affair, a solitary goal from 17 year old Liam Mcanally was enough to put us through to the semi-final.
The home team had the first real sight of goal in the sixth minute when Jack Evans 25 yard effort was deflected wide of the Builth Wells goal. The Wyesiders responded with a 16th minute cross from the right headed straight at Saints goalkeeper Tom Bevan by Tom Bethall before his opposite number Chris Jones was forced to make a full-length save from a low 25 yard shot just a minute later.

Hay St Mary’s broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute when substitute Liam Mcanally who had replaced the injured Jack Evans saw his  shot from 25 yards take a deflection and wrong-footed Chris Jones in the visitor’s goal.  (1-0).

Saints striker Matty Tong broke through on goal on the half-hour mark but he was denied by Jones when he unleashed his shot on target.

 

Builth Wells fired a shot straight at Bevan from the edge of the host’s penalty area five minutes before the interval.

Ht 1-0

The impressive Josh Price broke through on goal for the Wyesiders, seven minutes following the restart, but was unable to keep his shot on target before Hay St Mary’s came close to doubling their tally in the 64th minute, Tong pulled the ball back to Callum Maddy but his close range shot was saved by Jones and the Builth Wells custodian made another smart save from Maddy from the rebound.

Jack Biggs then saw a header saved by Jones just a minute later after he was found by Liam Mcanally’s cross into the danger zone.

Tom Bevan made an excellent close range save following a 73rd minute cross into the Saints’ penalty area before the goalkeeper turned a header over the crossbar four minutes later.

Hay St Mary’s striker Greg Preece chased after a hopeful ball played forward in the 79th minute but struck his effort wide of goal. Brendan Hackett headed an 87th minute cross straight at Jones before Biggs’ deflected shot was saved by the former Caersws striker.

There was some late drama in stoppage time when Jones was shown a red card for arguing with referee Chris Corfield. The official had brought play back for a free-kick after initially playing advantage when Brendan Hackett was pulled back when running through on goal. But Hay St Mary’s had done enough by then to record a hard-fought victory against opponents that contained a large amount of experience amongst their ranks.

Ft 1-0

Match report and photos by Stu Townsend.

Most games our attacking players get all the headlines but tonight it should be the defence who were excellent throughout. Our skipper lead by example with Frazer next to him who did very well as did Will Goodwin at full back but my man of the match would have to Tom James who never put a foot wrong all night. A special mention for 17 year Liam Mcanally who came on and scored the winner but also put in a great shift in the engine room against good experienced players.

Team –

Tom Bevan, Tom James, Frazer Mcanally, Adam Finn(c), Will Goodwin, Jack Evans(Liam Mcanally), Jack Biggs, Brendan Hackett, Callum Maddy, Matty Tong(Jordan Ingram), Greg Preece. Subs Adi Lawford, Liam Pike

Radnorshire Cup

October 15th, 2018

The Saints host local rivals Builth Wells FC tomorrow night(Tuesday) weather permitting.

Builth are in the league above us at present and have the experienced Dylan McPhee in charge who has made several new signings to add what already was a good squad.

Saints v Builth Wells Kick off 7.30pm

Refreshments available before and during at the game, also after at ‘The Rose and Crown’ pub.

CWFA Cup

October 11th, 2018

PRESTEIGNE v SAINTS is OFF !!!

 

 

 

 

Llanandras Park.

The Saints will head to Llanandras Park tomorrow night(Friday) the home of Presteigne St Andrew FC to play in ‘The Central Wales Cup’.

The management team will look to utilise their big squad for this game.

Presteigne FC v Saints Kick off 7.45pm

Midweek Win for First Team

October 9th, 2018

The Saints won 4-1 tonight at Forest Road against Aberystwyth University FC.

Goal scorers were –

Greg Preece (2), Matty Tong and Jack Biggs.

We were much slower in getting going in the first half but did eventually took the lead after  the visitors keeper saw his kick pounced on by striker Greg Preece who outpaced his marker before finishing well to open the scoring. (1-0)

The lead lasted five minutes, a good move down the right saw the Uni number ten get on the end of a cut back (1-1)

We regained the lead when striker Matty Tong saw his mid air volley loop up over the keeper after a cross came from the right courtesy of midfielder Brendan Hackett.  (2-1).

Both sides had other chances to score leading up to half time, the Uni management would of been disappointed on the strike of half time when their number nine missed a header from a corner just five yards out with the goal at his mercy.

Ht 2-1

Whatever was said at the break the players obviously listened as we came out a different side. We dominated possession for the majority of the second half.

After knocking on the door for long periods it was Jack Biggs who finally gave us a cushion with a headed goal from a Hackett corner. (3-1)

Preece wrapped the scoring up with ten minutes to go making no mistake with a close range volley.

Ft 4-1

Overall another good performance especially on the second half showing. I think the Uni will be a good outfit once they’ve played together for a few games, they had three very useful players who stood out.

Team –

Tom Bevan, Tom James, Frazer Mcanally, Adam Finn(c), Will Godwin(Richard Meredith), Brendan Hackett( Jordan Ingram) Jack Biggs, Callum Maddy, Jack Evans(Liam Mcanally), Matty Tong, Greg Preece.

 

League Action

October 8th, 2018

The Saints are back in league action tomorrow night(Tuesday) when we host Aberystwyth University FC.

It will be the students first league game so we don’t know much about them. Last season they finished one place below us in the league so I’m expecting a tough game. Two goals in the 89th and 90th minute saw them win 1-2 at Forest Road last season after we had dominated for long periods.

The management team hope to announce an unchanged squad from Friday nights game against Radnor.

Kick off 7.30pm

Refreshments available at the ground before and during the game, afterwards at ‘The Rose and Crown’ pub.

Reserves Win at Home

October 8th, 2018

Jordan Ingram netted 5 for the ressies 

The Saints Reserves had a big win on Saturday  17-0 against a battling Felindre FC.

Goal scorers –

Jordan Ingram(5), Chris Assirati (5), Rhys Edwards, Jack Cook, Joe Assirati, Harry Ratcliffe, Cameron Lewis, Liam Mcanally and Noah Cripps

Saints Cause Cup Upset.

October 6th, 2018

Brendan Hackett

 

The Saints knocked higher graded Radnor Valley FC out of the league cup tonight after a thrilling 4-3 win.

Goal scorers were Matty Tong(2), Greg Preece and Brendan Hackett.

⚽️⚽️⚽️Match Report⚽️⚽️⚽️

Hay St Mary’s 4 Radnor Valley 3

Forest Road: MMP with Norman Lloyd Mid Wales League Cup First Round

Hay St Mary’s striker Matty Tong put a snap shot wide of the near post before heading home past Adam Jones just a minute later following an inviting cross swung into the near post area from out on the right flank courtesy of midfilder Brendan Hackett.( 1-0)

The Goats responded with an equaliser in the 16th minute,Callum Davies delivered a dangerous cross which saw the subsequent shot thud off the underside of the crossbar before Joey Price’s mishit effort beat Tom Bevan in the home goal.(1-1)

Brendan Hackett saw his 20 yard free-kick narrowly clear the Radnor Valley crossbar four minutes later before Tong struck a fine bicycle  kick into the botttom corner of the net to regain the lead for the Saints after a cross from Jack Biggs. (2-1)

The Breconshire club extended their advantage in the 32nd minute when Greg Preece robbed Elliot Williams of possession and sprinted towards the visitor’s goal before firing his effort into the back of the net.(3-1)

The Goats responded just two minutes later to halve the deficit in this cracking cup tie, the ball was bundled home from a corner to put Radnor Valley right back into the game. (3-2)

Jack Williams went close with a long range effort but Hay St Mary’s regained their two-goal advantage on the stroke of half time. Tong saw a shot on target saved by Adam Jones  after being set-up by Preece, Tong then laid it back to Hackett was on hand to rifle the ball home from the edge of the penalty area after the Radnor Valley defence failed to clear the ball properly.(4-2)

Veteran striker Geraint Lloyd saw his chipped effort save by Bevan in stoppage time before Ieuan Price struck an effort across goal before Eddie Pryce’s whistle sounded

Ht 4-2

Goalscorers Greg Preece and Matty Tong

Bevan was forced to stretch to save a speculative lob from just over 30 yards out in the 54th minute before Geraint Lloyd reduced the deficit further two minutes later after heading home a cross from the right from Liam Jones.

Biggs fired an effort wide of goal in the 61st minute, following a neat move by the Saints, before Preece headed wide from a corner only a minute latter.

Adam Jones was forced to turn Preece’s dipping half-volley on to the crossbar in the 76th minute. Despite pressure from the Goats during the closing stages, they were unable to pierce their local rivals goal on a fourth occasion and force an additional 30 minutes of playing time.

Ft 4-3

Match report from Stu Townsend

Team –

Tom Bevan, Tom James(Liam Pike) Frazer Mcanally, Adam Finn(c), Jack Biggs, Callum Maddy, Brendan Hackett, Jack Evans(Liam Mcanally),  Matty Tong( Jordan Ingram), Greg Preece, Will Goodwin. Unused Subs Richard Meredith and Jack Cook.

A brilliant performance from us against a very good side who are having their best season to date in  the Mid Wales league div 1. Every player put in a good shift to help us progress to the next round.

Cal Maddy

Brendan Hackett 

Will Goodwin and Jack Biggs

 

League Cup.

October 5th, 2018

The Saints host high flying Radnor Valley FC tonight(Friday) in the league cup under the lights at Forest Road.

Refreshments available before, during and after the match.

Kick off is 7.30pm


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