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Reserves Win Again.

March 25th, 2017

The Saints Reserves won 6-0 this afternoon against a young Penybont Reserve side in a game we dominated from start to finish.

Goal scorers were Kyle Harding(2), Rob McNamara, Harry Gilbert, Harry Ratcliffe and Kevin Jones.

A Harry Gilbert header puts us 1-0 up.

Midfielder Jamie Howard.

Striker Josh Wisniewski.

Keeper Tom Bevan.

 

More to follow.

Weekend Preview

March 24th, 2017

There will be only one game this weekend involving ‘The Saints’ sides.

The Reserves welcome Penybont Reserves to Forest Road in a Mid Wales South fixture. A win would see them go one point behind leaders Brecon Northcote with two games in hand. Nobody will be taking the game lightly as the young Penybont side beat us earlier on in the season.

Squad –

Tom Bevan, Richard Meredith, Harry Gilbert, Kyle Harding, Joe Emmett, Josh Wisniewski, Rob McNamara, Rory Hackett, Chris Preece(c), Kevin Jones, Matt Turrall, Jamie Howard,Harry Ratcliffe, Kiegan Powell, James Eckley and Stuart Rees.

Saints Reserves  v Penybont Reserves  k.o. 2.30pm

A Win and a Loss.

March 18th, 2017

A mixed bag today as both our first team and reserve team played host to Llanidloes Town FC.

The first team were well beaten by an impressive ‘Llani’ side 0-3 whilst the reserves continued their title charge with a 3-2 win.

Goal scorers were Josh Wisniewski(2) and Rob McNamara.

Unfortunately I didn’t get to see much of either game but I can give a brief account of both games from others.

Reserves

The reserves played with the strong wind in the first half but found themselves a goal down after 25 minutes. This was soon cancelled out when striker Rob McNamara equalised.

Ht 1-1

Playing into the wind in the second half seemed a daunting task but five minutes after kick off we went 2-1 ahead when Josh Wisniewski scored at the back post after a  Chris Preece flick on from a corner.

Wisniewski then scored his second to put the reserves 3-1 ahead. ‘Llani’ were soon back in it when captain Chris Preece was penalised for a challenge in the area giving referee Chris Corfield no option but to point to the spot. The penalty was duly converted and it was it game on again at 3-2.

The visitors did get the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside by the linesman. Both sides had chances to score later in the game but it remained at 3-2 when the final whistle went.

The Reserves are now level with Talgarth Town FC on points but have two games in hand, we are 4 points behind league leaders Brecon Northcote with 3 games in hand and have to play each other at Forest Road.

First Team

The first team who were missing a number of regulars were put under the cosh from the off against a very fit and energetic ‘Llani’ side. Only some last ditch tackles from our back four plus saves from stand in keeper Tom Lewis kept them at bay.

We did have a good chance which fell to Adi Lawford but his effort was easily saved by keeper Aaron Warwick.

On the stroke of half time the visitors whipped in a corner which Edward Clarke got on the end of to put his side 0-1 up at half time.

Within minutes of the restart a carbon copy corner saw Clarke get his second of the afternoon which put his side 0-2 up.

Josh Matthews put the game out of our reach by adding a third mid way through the second half.

Ft 0-3

Team –

Tom Lewis, Tom James, Matt Croose, Steve Goodwin(Rory Hackett), Owen LLoyd, Callum Maddy, Brendan Hackett(c), Rob Snedden, Matty Tong(Harry Ratcliffe), Steve Morgan(Josh Wisniewski), Adi Lawford.

Many thanks to match sponsor Ian Davies who chose right back Tom James as his man of the match.

 

 

Steve Goodwin and Owen Lloyd in action for the first team.

Chris Preece and Harry Ratcliffe in action for the reserves.

Weekend Preview.

March 16th, 2017

On Saturday both the first and second team welcome Llanidloes Town FC to Forest Road.

The first team game kicks off at 2.45pm whilst the reserves kicks off slightly earlier at 2.15pm.

Both sides are missing several players due to injury, holiday and work. The reserves will be without Kevin Jones, Jamie Howard(Both holiday), Darren Horrigan(injured).

The first team are without Jack Biggs(holiday), Matt James, Ryan Davies(Uni), Stu Davies(Work) and goal keeper Jordan Baker(Holiday).

Saturday

Saints First Team v Llanidloes Town FC  k.o. 2.45pm

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

Sunday

Sunday Saints tbc

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

‘The Saints’ Win Away.

March 11th, 2017

The Saints won 1-4 at Tywyn Bryncrug FC in a Spar League Division 1 Fixture.

Goal scorers were Steve Morgan(2nd), Adi Lawford(47th), Will Goodwin(73rd) and man of the match Callum Maddy(78th).

We got off to a great start with Steve Morgan turning a defender inside out in the second minute before shooting across the keeper into the bottom right corner of the net. 0-1

For the next 30 minutes we were the better side playing keep ball but never really tested the Tywyn young keeper. We then dropped off and went to sleep for the 15 minutes leading up to half time but Jordan Baker in our goal was also not tested.

Ht 0-1

After a few choice words from the management team about upping the tempo we started the second half like the first and in the 47th minute we went 0-2 ahead. After a good passing move involving several players winger Adi Lawford was on hand to lob the keeper from 12 yards out.

The home side came back at us and although we saw a lot more of the ball they hit the post on two occasions plus Jordan Baker made two very good saves from close range. That was the closest they came to scoring on a bobbly pitch which was difficult to play football on.

The game was put to bed in the 73rd minute when the hard working Will Goodwin finished off a pass from Morgan who could of shot himself but unselfishly played Goodwin in on goal. 0-3

Our last goal came in the 78th minute after a Brendan Hackett corner was headed away from goal only for man of the match Callum Maddy to hit it first time from 25 yards out, the ball flew into the top corner of the net. 0-4.

Tywyn scored a late consolation goal in the 88th minute.

Ft 1-4

This was an excellent performance due to the fact the whole of our midfield from last weeks win against Berriew were missing. We looked solid at the back with Matt Croose and Chris Preece in the middle, Tom James and Richard Meredith fullbacks. Captain Brendan Hackett led by example working his socks off, behind him was Steve Goodwin playing in an unfamiliar role at holding mid. Wingers Adi Lawford and Steve Morgan caused problems all afternoon and as usual Will Goodwin ran himself into the ground. It was youngster Callum Maddy who is getting better every game who was chosen as man of the match by his team mates.

Thanks to Harry Ratcliffe who stepped up to help out and did a good job when he came on.

Team –

Jordan Baker, Tom James, Chris Preece, Matt Croose, Richard Meredith(Harry Ratcliffe), Adi Lawford, Steve Goodwin, Brendan Hackett(c), Callum Maddy, Steve Morgan, Will Goodwin. Unused Sub Gareth Jenkins.

Goal scorer Callum Maddy.

 

Weekend Preview

March 10th, 2017

First Team

The First team make the long trip to Tywyn Bryncrug tomorrow with a number of first team players missing. Jenk’s had this to say ”Tywyn get a lot of their points at home and have always made it a tough place to visit. We are missing a few first team players which is not ideal but we were in the same situation last season, we put in a good team performance and come away with a win.”

He went on to say ”Last weekend for the first time in ages we had a near full squad. We put in a really good team display and fully deserved the points. The defence were rock solid and we always looked dangerous on the counter attack. Hopefully we can build on the victory and get another 3 points on Saturday.”

In – Will Goodwin, Richard Meredith

Without – Stu Davies (work), Matt James (uni), Jack Biggs, Owen LLoyd (unavailable), Tom Landon (ill)

Squad: Jordan Baker, Matt Croose, Steve Morgan, Will Goodwin, Rob Snedden, Adi Lawford, Brendan Hackett, Richard Meredith, Callum Maddy, Steve Goodwin, Tom James and Gareth Jenkins.

Tywyn Bryncrug FC v Saints First Team k.o. 2.30pm

Reserves

The Reserves are through to the semi-final of the Pip Samuel League Cup due to St Harmon FC being unable to field a side.

Unfortunately I won’t be there tomorrow so there won’t be any score updates unless the managers or a supporter can get in touch.

Reserves Win Away.

March 9th, 2017

The Saints Reserves cranked up the pressure on the top two by winning 1-4 at Presteigne Reserves.

Goal scorers were Rob McNamara(3) and a Kevin Jones penalty
Presteigne Reserves went ahead in the 20th minute, after the visitors failed to deal will a long throw into the penalty area from Ryan Stokes, allowing the loose ball to be fired home from the edge of the area through a crowd of players. The Saints levelled the scores five minutes before the break when Rob McNamara was allowed to turn on the edge of the penalty area and fired a low effort past Mark Ammonds in the home goal. The visitors went ahead 21 minutes after the interval when Kevin Jones converted a penalty, awarded by referee Steve Fisher for handball by a Presteigne Reserves, despite strong protests from the hosts. The Saints extended their lead in the 85th minute, after breaking quickly from a corner they were defending, when McNamara latched on to a through ball and slotted past Ammonds. The former Talgarth Town front man celebrated his birthday in style, by completing is treble in stoppage time, when he swept home a ball that rolled across the host’s penalty area to maintain the Saints’ title ambitions with just six league fixtures remaining this season.

The Week Ahead

March 9th, 2017

Monday

Training at Gwernyfed 6-7pm

Wednesday

Presteigne Resersves v Saints Reserves k.o. 7.30pm

Talgarth Town v Ewyas Harold Reserves k.o. 7.30pm Ron Ellis Cup Semi Final.

Saturday

Tywyn Bryncrug FC v Saints First Team  k.o. 2.30pm

St Harmon v Saints Reserves  k.o. 2.30pm League Cup Qtr Final.

Sunday

Sunday Saints v Craven Arms FC k.o. 11am

Droitwich Spa Belles Ladies v Saints Ladies k.o. 2pm

First Team Win at Home.

March 4th, 2017

The First Team put in a strong performance today to beat title chasing Berriew FC 2-0.

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Top scorer Brendan Hackett netted a goal in each half

Due to the top pitch being under water the game was played on the second pitch.

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The Week Ahead.

March 1st, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW

The First team take on title chasing Berriew at Forest Road this Saturday, in what looks to be a difficult but entertaining match.

Jenks had this to say ”Manager David Jones has done a superb job with Berriew over the last couple of seasons and are rightly challenging for the title. They are a very well organised side who are clinical up front with the leagues two top scorers. We had a lot of players missing and put in a poor performance in a cup game up their a few months ago and know we need to be better on Saturday.

He went on to say ”Last weekend was the first time in ages that we almost had a full squad. This showed as we put in a very dominant display and really should have came away with the 3 points. Credit to Welshpool though as they defended superbly. Hopefully we can kick on from last weekend’s performance, put in a good team display and grab the points.

Squad : Jordan Baker, Matt James, Adi Lawford, Rob Snedden, Stu Davies, Brendan Hackett, Owen Lloyd, Matt Croose, Tom James, Steve Goodwin, Steve Morgan, Jack Biggs, Callum Maddy and Gareth Jenkins

Pitch inspection at 10.30am

The Saints Reserves are back at St Harmon FC again, this time in the quarter final of the league cup.

The management team will be without a few regulars due to work and injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Training at Gwernyfed 6-7pm

Wednesday

Training at Kington 7.30pm start

Saturday

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

St Harmon FC v Saints Reserves (League Cup Qtr Final). k.o. 2.30pm

Sunday

Sunday Saints v TBC

Saints Ladies v Droitwich Spa Belles Ladies k.o. 2pm


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