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Saints Lose on Penalties

February 20th, 2019

The Saints are out of ‘The Radnorshire Cup’ after a 4-2 defeat on penalties to Llanidloes Town FC.

The gane finished 1-1 after extra time.

Jack Biggs had put us into a 1-0 lead after finishing from close range, Brendan Hackett the provider.

Throughout the game there were chances at both ends, however, in the 86th minute Gareth Owens scored the equaliser  after Edward Clarke had crossed into the box.

Ft 1-1

Both periods in extra time saw chances at both ends but neither side could find the winner. So it went to penalties and it was the visitors who progressed to the final were they will meet Radnor Valley FC.

Radnorshire Cup Semi-Final

February 18th, 2019

Saints Lose at ‘Crosses’

February 16th, 2019

The Saints put in a first half horror show which saw them 3-0 down within the opening 25 minutes. A change of formation on the half hour mark saw us get a foot in the game leading up to the break.

Ht 0-0

The second half  performance was much better  from the team. On 68 minutes a Brendan Hackett corner was flicked on by Jack Biggs, a ‘Croses’player headed past his own keeper while trying to clear the ball. We went close again when Greg Preece put pressure on the centre back and he sliced the ball past his keeper but it went inches wide to safety.

Ft 3-1

Four Crosses were right up for the game from the kick off and were winning the personal battles all over the pitch. I thought Jack Biggs should of been better protected from the official after his was persistentantly brought down throughout the first half. That’s our first league defeat since September and there’s no complaints the better team on the day won.

Man of the match Jack Biggs

League Fixture

February 15th, 2019

The Saints face a tough league fixture tomorrow( Saturday) when they make the long trip to inform Four Crosses FC.

Manager Gareth Jenkins will be without two of his central midfielders, Jack Evans(away) and Callum Maddy(suspended). Captain Adan Finn returns to the squad after missing the Builth game.

Four Crosses FC v Saints Kick off 2.15pm

Saints Bow Out of CWFA Cup

February 9th, 2019

The Saints lost 1-0 in a very tight game against Builth Wells FC in ‘The Central Wales Cup’

The first half saw us have the better chances, Greg Preece going close after strike partner Matty Tong whipped a ball in from the left.

Tong should of done better when put through by Preece but pulled his shot just wide.

Up the other end the hosts had a couple of penalty shouts waved away. Tom Bevan also pulled off a great save after getting caught wrong footed.

Ht 0-0

Builth started stronger in the second half but some resolute defending by ‘The Saints’ kept the Builth front three at bay.

A good move down the right saw Preece get free of his marker, his cross found Tong who blasted over from ten yards out.

A loose ball was pounced on by a Builth player whose shot went through defender Frazier McNally’s legs and beat the stranded Bevan to give the hosts the lead in the 84th minute.

We thought we had scored the equaliser in the 88th minute but Tong’s goal was ruled out for a foul on Lee James after being put through by the hard working Brendan Hackett.

Ft 1-0

A good performance considering several players weremissing, I thought our back three did very well againt a very experienced front three from Builth. We edged the first half and Builth the second in a tight game of very view chances.

Mangers man of the match – Frazer McNally

Team –

Tom Bevan, Will Goodwin(c), Frazer McNally, Tom James, Harry Hooper,Brendan Hackett, Jack Biggs, Liam McNally, Jack Cook(Adi Lawford), Matty Tong and Greg Preece

CWFA CUP

February 8th, 2019

The Saints make the short trip to league 1 side Builth Wells FC in ‘The Central Wales Cup’.

Once again it looks like the weather will have a big day in this. As I write this it’s pouring down and blowing a gale outside.

The reserves are home tomorrow where they will play host to Newcastle FC.

Builth Wells FC v Saints Kick off 2pm

Saints Reserves v Newcastle Upon Clun FC Kick off 2.15pm

UPDATE RESERVES GAME IS OFF

Radnorshire Cup

February 5th, 2019

Tonight(Tuesday) we host league 1 leaders Llanidloes Town FC in ‘The Radnorshire Cup’ Semi-Final.

Kick off 7.30pm

There will be a pitch inspection due the rain forecast and with all the snow we have had groundsman Ian Davies hasn’t been able to get on there.

Refreshments available before, during and after.

GAME OFF DUE TO A WATERLOGGED PITCH

Late Goal Seals Win

January 27th, 2019

A goal from striker Greg Preece right at the death saw ‘The Saints’ pick up another theee points.

Visitors Borth more than played their part in a match played in very difficult conditions and will have been heartbroken by the late goal.

After a string of successive corners the ball landed by Preece with a load of bodies around him the young striker was the quickest to react by lashing it into the net from close range.

Ft 1-0

The reserves had a day they will want forget going down 5-0 against bottom side Felindre FC who deservedly picked up their first win of the season. The reserves manager messaged me saying “We came third in a two team competition”.

Weekend Fixtures

January 25th, 2019

The First Team are home this weekend and face yet another match against Borth United FC. ‘The Crows’ have had an up and down season but gave top of the table Montgomery Town FC a run for their money last weekend, two second half goals was the difference.

Manager Gareth Jenkins will be without Jack Evans(away) from last weekends squad, in comes Rob Snedden, keeper Tom Bevan also returns as does Will Goodwin, striker Matty Tong completes his three game ban.

Match sponsor Carl Lewis

The Reserves are away at Felindre FC looking to build on their win against St Harmon FC.

Saturday

Saints v Borth Utd FC Kick off 2.30pm

Felindre FC v Saints Reserves Kick off 2.15pm

Result

January 19th, 2019

Aberystwyth Uni FC 0 Saints 7

Goalscorers –

Greg Preece (5)

Jack Biggs (1)

Jack Cook (1)

We were 0-3 up within the opening quarter of an hour, another goal in the 33rd minute saw us go in 0-4 at half time.

We added another three goals in the second period.

 

The Saint’s were keen to make amends for dropping points in the game the previous Saturday and started very brightly. They were on the attack from the off and found themselves 0-3 up in 15 mins with two goals from Greg Preece who twice burnt the defence for pace and finished clinically and a header from Jack Biggs off a Brendan Hackett cross. There were more chances to extend the lead with Aber Uni also having a few attempts of their own but the attacks were dealt with very well by 16 year old keeper Ben Warn who made his first team debut. Greg Preece did extend the lead for the visitors and grab his hat-trick before the break with another well taken goal slotting the ball calmly past the keeper. HT 0-4.

The second half was mainly the same with the Saint’s in control. Preece grabbed his fourth of the game when latching onto a throughball and knocking it past the outcoming keeper. He then grabbed his fifth when latching onto a superb 45 yard pass from substitute Richard Meredith and Jack Cook finished the scoring with his first goal for the first team, tapping in from a Brendan Hackett cross. FT 0-7.

It was a superb response following the draw against Presteigne. The players were keen to all make amends and put in a very strong team display. It was also very pleasing to see 16 year old goalkeeper keep a clean sheet on debut and 18 year old jack Cook get his first goal.

Man of the match Greg Preece after his five goal haul.

 


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