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February 25th, 2017

Saints First Team 2 Welshpool Town FC 2

Goal scorers Brendan Hackett and an O.G.

Man of the match Jack Biggs.

Steve Goodwin.

The Saints started well and had Welshpool pegged back in their own half for long periods. The visitors keeper made several good saves plus lots of last ditch blocks went in to keep us out.

From a rare attack Welshpool were awarded a corner, from the resulting corner Dan Bowen nipped in at the near post and headed in the opener. 0-1

The rest of the half saw us continue to pile forward but to no avail. Ht 0-1

The second half continued in the same vein but again their keeper and Chris Roberts in particular made several great blocks, the experienced Roberts sitting in front of the visitors back four.

Corner after corner went in but all were saved or headed away, it took a 25 yard left foot shot from skipper Brendan Hackett to finally got us on the score sheet. 1-1

The lead lasted all of 60 seconds as Sam Bowers weaved his way past two of our defenders before blasting a shot past Jordan Baker who had nothing to do most of the afternoon. 1-2

The last twenty minutes we had so many chances I wouldn’t know where to start, however, with seven minutes to go Steve Morgan crossed from the left and whilst under pressure the young full back scored an own goal. 2-2.

A couple more chances went begging as the game ran down but it just wasn’t to be. Ft 2-2

We had enough chances to win 3 games, however, Welshpool defended excellent in numbers. A special mention to their keeper who was outstanding and veteran Chris Roberts who read the game so well by protecting his back four. Our man of the match was Jack Biggs.

Team –

Jordan Baker, Tom James, Steve Goodwin, Matt Croose, Stu Davies, Brendan Hackett(c), Jack Biggs, Adi Lawford, Callum Maddy, Rob Snedden, Steve Morgan Subs Owen Lloyd, Tom Langdon. Unused Sub Gareth Jenkins.

Talgarth Town FC 2 Saints Reserves 3.

Goal scorers Josh Wisniewski (2), Darren Horrigan (Penalty).

More to follow.

The Week Ahead.

February 21st, 2017

Monday

Traing at Gwernyfed

Wednesday

Training at Kington School

Saturday

Saints First Team v Welshpool FC k.o. 2.30pm

Talgarth Town FC v Saints Reserves k.o. 2.15pm

Sunday

Saunday Saints v

Cookley Sports Ladies FC v Saints Ladies k.o.2.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiz Night

February 19th, 2017

I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped organise the quiz last night at’ The Rose and Crown’.

Also thanks to our host Tyrone Metcalfe and his staff who looked after us so well and for the donations to the club. I for one had a great night in the packed pub and I look forward to our next fundraiser there.

Well done to Fil Wisniewski and his team for winning the quiz competition.

Winning captain Fil Wisniewski and team mate Tom Weaver receiving the trophy and money off Tiny Harding.

Winners of the funniest team name which I can’t remember but knowing these three it’s probably not repeatable on here. Brendan Hackett, Adi Lawford and Jack Biggs in the photo.

Away Win.

February 18th, 2017

The Saints Reserves won 0-5 this afternoon at St Harmon FC.

Goal scorers were Rob McNamara(2), Chris Preece, Stu Rees and Kevin Jones.

Goal scorer Kevin Jones.

The first half we played into a very strong wind and had to deal with a lot of direct balls over the top of our defence, Richard Meredith and Chris Preece were both outstanding in dealing with the threat and if anything we could of led after good chances were missed or saved from Darren Horrigan, Matty Tong and Rob McNamara. Overall the management team were happy to go in at half time with the scores level knowing we had the wind in the second half.

Ht 0-0

The second half we dominated from start to finish, we went ahead with a goal of the season contender from Kevin Jones who hit a free kick from 40 yards out which flew into the top corner. 0-1

Within a minute of the restart we were awarded a corner which Kyle Harding crossed to the back post for captain Chris Preece who headed in to double the lead. 0-2

Further goals from striker Rob McNamara who volleyed in another Harding corner and defender Stuart Rees put us 4-0 up, McNamara than added his second and our fifth. 0-5

St Harmon were then reduced to ten men for something said to referee Joe Lewis.

A special mention goes to the St Harmon keeper who was brilliant all game, ‘Macca’ could of had a hat-trick if not a double hat-trick if it wasn’t for some great saves by the stopper.

A good performance from all the squad, we played into the wind and kept it tight at the back without conceding and then went at them second half and dominated.

Man of the match Richard Meredith.

 

Fund Raiser

February 14th, 2017

Please come along and support YOUR club this Saturday night.

The Week Ahead

February 13th, 2017

Monday

Training at Gwernyfed 6pm

Wedneday

Training at Kington School 7.30pm

Saturday

First Team have no fixture.

St Harmon v Saints Reserves k.o. 2pm

Sunday

Sunday Saints v tbc

Saints Ladies v Bartestree Ladies FC  k.o. 2pm

Results.

February 11th, 2017

Reserves win at Home

We were one of only three games on, our second pitch holding up well in the rain and snow. The Reserves were thankful for the game but we were up against a Rhayader team who had clearly been improved by some new signings. We were going to be in for a battle, and sure enough that was how the game started.

Player manager Joe Emmett was forced off after 12 mins with a bang to his knee and Stu Snedden replaced him and promptly crossed in for Stu Rees to score – an inspired substitution! The Reserves welcomed back Jamie Howard after his holiday and hell did we need him, pulling the strings in midfield.

HT 1:0

The first half had also seen James Eckley forced off for another injury, again a muscle gone in these freezing conditions. Harry Gilb came on. And within minutes of the second substitute Stu Sneeds was forced off, replaced by Tom Weave.

We continued to push, using the wings well with Darren Horrigan constantly breaking the off side trap. Both Macca and Josh W harried up front, unsettling what was a very good back four for Rhayader. Eventually we achieved the all important second goal when Macca ran through and brilliantly slotted in with his left foot.

Games are never secure at 2:0 and Rhayader still pushed. Tom Bevan pulled off some fine saves and was well protected by Adam Finn and Chris Preece. Wilf Ratcliffe can on to search for the protection of the third game and finally it came with another great run from Tom Weaver and another goal  – he is rapidly becoming super sub!

Rhayader did eventually get one back but thankfully the team held firm. We even had a penalty disallowed- somehow-after Darren Horrigan was deemed to have dived!

FT – 3:1 Man of the Match Jamie Howard

 

The First Team went down 5-2 at Llanrhaeadr in difficult conditions.

 

In freezing conditions we battled well in for the opening 35 minutes, although ‘Llan’ were on top we looked comfortable plus we had a couple of good chances on the counter attack.

That all changed in the 37th minute when a mistake at the back left Iain Edunds with a tap in 1-0. The same player doubled the lead just two minutes later with a long range wonder strike for 2-0. Things got even worse three minutes later when a clearance in a ‘Llan’ player and rolled into the back of the net.

So, after 36 minutes it’s 0-0 and on 42 minutes we are 3-0 down and have our heads down as the referee blows up for half time.

Ht 3-0

We battled well in the second half down the slight slope but it was the hosts who went further ahead through Iwan Matthews in the 75th minute.

For the last 15 minutes centre half Matt Croose was thrown up top and his cross was turned into the net by a ‘Llan’ defender in the 85th minute. 4-1

Iwan Matthews got his second of the afternoon putting ‘Llan’ 5-1 ahead, we scored with the last kick of the game. Croose again was causing problems in the box and his pull back found Jack Biggs who rolled the ball into the back of the net for a consolation goal at the death.

Ft 5-2

This was always going to be a tough ask with a full side, however, we went without Rob Snedden, Stu Davies, Matt James, Will Goodwin, Ryan Davies and Adi Lawford. The four youngsters in the squad all did well and will gain experience from the trip for the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Reserves won 3-1 at home against Rhayader Town Reserves.

Goal scorers were Stu Rees, Rob McNamara and Tom Weaver.

I don’t know much about the reserves game except we were 1-0 up at half time through Stu Rees. We added two more goals in the second half through Rob McNamara and Tom Weaver to go 3-0 up. Rhayader pulled a goal back late on to the end days scoring at 3-1.

The returning Jamie Howard who was been away for a month was man of the match.

GAME OFF.

February 8th, 2017

Tonight’s Reserve team match at Presteigne FC is OFF due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Week Ahead

February 5th, 2017

Monday

Training at Gwernyfed 6 – 7pm.

Wednesday

Presteigne Reserves v Saints Reserves k.o. 7.30pm.

Saturday

Llanrhaedr FC v Saints First Team k.o. 2.30pm

Saints Reserves v Rhayader Town Reserves  k.o .2.15pm

Sunday

Sunday Saints v Barrels FC  k.o. 11am

Areley Kings FC v Saints Ladies k.o. 2pm

Game OFF.

February 4th, 2017

Today’s first team game v Bow Street FC is OFF due to a waterlogged pitch.


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