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Saints 6 Aberdyfi 1.

January 12th, 2013

The Saints moved up into 4th place in the league after a 6-1 home win over Aberdyfi.

Managers Tom Weaver and Chris Preece were dealt a blow on the morning of the game when Rob Snedden and Brendan Hackett had to drop out, on the plus side top scorer Kevin Jones was available as was winger Gavin Williams who passed a late fitness test.

The first 15 minutes of the game were very scrappy, Hay were on top but not really creating a lot, that all changed in the 16th minute when captian Chris Preece who been moved up into midfield hit a long range effort that hit the underside of the bar and bounced down on the line, before anyone could argue if it had crossed the line or not Tom Weaver reacted the quickest and made sure it crossed the line from all of one yard out, 1-0 Hay.

The next 30 minutes was the Gavin Williams show as the left winger caused havoc with the visiting defence, with the impressive John Daw bringing the ball out of defence and finding Williams, time and time again he ran at the back 4, the ball seemed glued to his boot as he dribbled by players with ease, in that period Williams scored twice and made the other for Stu Davies, the homeside went in at the break 4-0 up and it could of been more.

As the snow came down at the start of the second half Hay increased their lead, in the 47th minute, a good move saw Kevin Jones beat the keeper from the edge of the box to make it 5-0 and in reality game over.

To their credit the visitors had a good spell for 15 minutes when on another day they could of scored 3, however, Josh Davies was in fine form showing why he has just been selected as the league player of the month.

Youngster Wilf Ratcliffe had come on for the injured Adam Finn and sent in some inch perfect crosses from the right wing but the visiting keeper made some good saves, Ratcliffe actually scored the goal of the game but it was dissallowed, Williams went on a mazy run whipped in a deep cross which the youngster met at the far post with a thumping header, however, the visiting linesman flagged for offside, I felt he ran past two defeneders to head it!

Kevin Jones got the final say with a well worked goal down the left and again he finished with ease from around 16 yards out, Williams tried everything to claim his hat-trick but it wasn’t to be, the closest he came was when he rounded the keeper and rolled the ball towards the empty net but to his credit a defender cleared off the line, Weaver also hit the bar with a lob late on. ft 6-1

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Two goal Gavin Williams.

A good 60 minutes shift put in today, it got sloppy after 5-0 due to the game already being won, Gav and Joey linked up very well up top and we looked solid in midfield with Stu Davies once again standing out, I was also impressed with John Daw in defence.

The gaffers wanted a special mention to a couple of the youngsters who are just back playing after injury and illness, so well done Adam and Wilf who Weaver said “they always give 100% in training” It was also good to see another youngster yesterday (Lewis Pritchard) who was very ill over Christmas, he spent several days in hospital but is now on the road to recovery, hope to see him on the training ground soon.

The managers couldn’t choose between Stu and Gav for man of the match, mine was Gav for that 30 minute spell where we went 4-0 up and ended the game as a competition.

Team- J.Davies, R.Hackett, T.James, S.Bradley, J.Daw, C.Preece(c)(J.Howard), T.Weaver, S.Davies, A.Finn(W.Ratcliffe), G.Williams, K.Jones.


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