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Weekend Preview.

January 26th, 2018

The First Team are without a fixture tomorrow.

The Reserves are back in action after last weeks game at Llandod fell victim to the weather. They will play host to new boys Felindre FC. The visitors have had a tough start to the season but are much improved of late chalking up their first win recently against Northcote FC.

Saints Reserves v Felindre FC k.o. 2pm

Other News

January 21st, 2018

The Reserve Team fixture was called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Llandrindod.

There is a committee meeting on Tuesday night at ‘The Saints Bar’, 7pm start, could committee members please try and attend.

February Fixtures

Youngster Matty Tong was recently voted fist team player of the month for December.

 

Our reserve team are looking for extra players, if you know of anyone who may be interested in joining the club please inform the managers  or just get the players to come along to training.

First Team Win.

January 21st, 2018

Goal scorer Jack Biggs.

The First Team continued their recent good league form with a 3-0 win over visiting Dyffryn Banw FC.

All the goals were scored in the first half. Striker Tom Landon opened the scoring, an own goal made it 2-0, Jack Biggs soon added a third to send us in 3-0 up at the break.

In difficult conditions there were no more goals in the second period, however, the management team were pleased with our performance.

Ft Saints 3 Dyffryn Banw FC 0

A good win on a heavy pitch, four 16 year olds were in today’s squad and to cap it off one of them Griff Thomas was voted man of the match.

Saturday Fixtures.

January 19th, 2018

The First Team host Dyffryn Banw FC tomorrow whilst a youthful reserve side head to Llandrindod Wells.

Saints v Dyffryn Banw FC k.o. 2.30pm

Llandrindod Wells Reserves FC v Saints Reserves k.o 2pm.

Team news to follow

Pitch inspection at 10am

Sunday Saints Start The New year Off In Style

January 14th, 2018

On a positive end for a disappointing weekend for the saints, our Sunday side beat Cosmos 4-1 goals from top goal scorer Craig Forsyth, and namesake Neil added a 2nd, further goals from Tom Landon & Darren Horrigan added further frustration for Cosmos who had a player sent off towards the end of the game.

Bad Day at the Office!

January 14th, 2018

The first team crashed out of the CWFA Cup after a 6-0 defeat by Tywyn Bryncrug FC.

The side traveled with several players missing, the gaffer ‘Jenko’ had to play the full 90 minutes. One plus coming from the game was the performance of 16 year Griff Thomas who impressed on debut.

The reserves were beaten 2-5 at home against Llanidloes Town FC resrves.

Goal scorers were Harry Ratcliffe and Nathan Heighway.

CWFA CUP

January 12th, 2018

The First Team make the long trip to Bryncrug tomorrow home of Tywyn Bryncrug FC.

Manager Gareth Jenkins is without a host of players but hopes the squad he takes can be competitive.

16 year old Griff Thomas makes his first team debut after impressing for the reserves.

Central Wales Cup

Tywyn Bryncrug FC v Saints First Team k.o.,1.30pm

Mid Wales South 

A very young Saints Reserves side will host Llanidloes Town Reserves.

Saints Reserves v Llanidloes Town Reserves k.o. 2.30pm

HAY SENIOR CUP and RON ELLIS CUP DRAWS

January 9th, 2018

The draws for the Hay Cup and Ron Ellis Cup quarter finals and semi finals have been made, they are as follows:

HAY CUP:

Hay St Mary’s v Ewyas Harold,  /  Talgarth Town v Orleton Colts

Northcote v Wellington Rangers,  / Builth Wells v Kington Res

 

RON ELLIS CUP:

Hay Sunday’s v Wellington Colts,  /  Northcote Res v Kington Colts

Builth Wells Res v Ewyas Harold Res,  /  Hay St Mary’s Res v Orleton Colts Res,

Saint’s Reserves 1-6 Northcote Res

January 9th, 2018

The young reserves had a tough game against a strong ‘Cote’ side that included a number of players which have had first team Spar league experience.

The visitor’s started the strongest, keeping the Hay defence on alert and forcing goalkeeper Tom Bevan into making a few good early saves. The pressure kept coming and the deadlock was finally broken after a superb ball from a visitor’s midfielder found Joel Evans who made no mistake from the rebound after Bevan made a really good save from the initial shot. The young Saint’s got more into the game as the half went on and got their reward for the hard work when Harry Ratcliffe capitalised on a bad pass by the ‘Cote’ keeper to make it all square. 1-1 h.t

The second half again started with the visitor’s having a lot of the ball, it took 5 mins for lead to be restored after Dan Meredith was unlucky not to clear the ball off the line. Two soon become three with Joel Evans scoring his second. The young Saint’s were still working hard but the Northcote midfield duo of Jack Evans and Ben Moses were getting a lot of space in the middle of the park and started to dictate the game. Hay had a few half chances to get back into it through Shane Horrigan and Rhys Edwards but it was the Brecon side who made sure of things with a few mistakes creeping into the hard working, tiring Hay defence and Evans bagging himself 4. Final score 1-6.

Hay put in a really positive first half display, the work rate was superb and looked dangerous on the counter attack. Youngsters Dan Meredith and Griff Thomas looked solid alongside some older heads and Josh Cristopher made a lot of important tackles at left back. The second half heads went down after conceding the two quick goals and the Brecon first team players took control of the game. It was a good test for the youngsters and they will surely benefit over the season. Man of the match Griff Thomas.

Saints Win Derby.

December 30th, 2017

The Saints beat local rivals Presteigne FC 3-1 at Forest Road.

Youngster Matty Tong netted a hat-trick, Jack Brazier scored a late consolation goal for Presteigne in the 88th minute.

Hat-trick man Matty Tong

Match report from Stu Townsend –

 

Forest Road: Spar Mid Wales League First Division

The home team were playing their first match for just over a month, which I was also present at, when the Saints defeated Llanilar 6-0 in the Central Wales Challenge Cup second round. Since then, Hay St Mary’s saw Dolgellau Athletic concede their E R Jenkins Cup quarter-final tie the following week and the local derby at Talgarth Town was a victim of the winter weather. Therefore, the hosts might be a little rusty ahead of this derby clash through a combination of lack of action and indulging over the course of the festive season. The Saints’ last league outing was in mid-November when they enjoyed a 3-1 home victory over Newbridge and they came into this afternoon’s border derby in fifth place in the Second Division table. Presteigne St Andrews have had not had such a big gap since their last outing when they enjoyed a 3-1 success at Aberystwyth University three weeks ago to find themselves one place and one point above today’s hosts in the league standings. The Llanandras Park club were looking to complete a league double over Hay St Mary’s after recording a 2-1 win against the Saints in the reverse fixture back in early October. Despite a morning pitch inspection, the match went ahead as planned and the surface looked in much better condition than during my previous visit at the end of November and also played much better than on that occasion.

Presteigne St Andrews came out of the blocks quickly as they broke forward in the opening minute and a 20 yard thunderbolt thudded back off Jordan Bailey’s crossbar before the hosts responded three minutes later when Matty Tong saw his shot blocked following a corner for the Saints. The visitors looked the better team in the early stages and saw a low 20 yard effort fly narrowly wide of the target in the 11th minute before Bailey had to be at his best five minutes later to make a smart double save. But it was Hay St Mary’s that broke the deadlock in the 20th minute when Tong swept home Darren Horrigan’s low cross from the left and that goal seemed to settle the hosts. Four minutes later, following a good move on the left, former Presteigne St Andrews midfielder Jack Biggs fired a 20 yard effort straight at the visiting custodian before Tong was denied by a full-length save when his 25 yard drive seemed to be heading into the top corner of the visitor’s goal but clipped the crossbar instead in the 26th minute. Biggs drove forward a minute later from the inside-left channel at saw an effort fly across the face of goal before Presteigne St Andrews finished the opening period strongly. A visiting attacker latched on to a cross-field pass and cut inside from the left but shot straight at Bailey. The second-half commenced in relatively even fashion before Biggs saw his 20 yard shot on the turn narrowly clear the visitor’s crossbar before Tom Landon fired just over the target after a good move down the left flank. The East Radnor men saw a hanging cross from the right clip the top of the crossbar in the 71st minute before Biggs shot straight at the goalkeeper from the edge of the Presteigne St Andrews penalty area four minutes later. The visitors fired a strike across the face of goal, after a 77th minute corner was only partially cleared by the home defence, before the Saints doubled their lead three minutes later courtesy of Tong’s shot on the turn from the edge of the penalty area. The young striker completed successive hat-tricks when he latched on to a through ball from Callum Maddy two minutes later and guided it past the advancing custodian. The Llanandras Park club netted an 86th minute consolation strike after cracking the crossbar, in a contest that was much closer than the score suggests to onlookers, when Jack Brazier’s low drive from the left side of the penalty area found the far corner of the net.

Many thanks to match sponsor and loyal supporter Ralph Anderson.

As Stuart said the match was close, it was a good end to end game which could of gone either way.

Matty Tong was picked as Man of the match for his hat-trick, however, I thought Will Goodwin was outstanding at the back. Tom Landon also covered every inch of the park with his non stop running, Darren Horrigan also caused problems on the left wing all afternoon.

16 year old Corey Burke came off the bench to make his first team debut and did well whilst on the pitch.

Midfielder Jack Biggs was presented with his award for the league player of the month for November.

We finish off 2017 with a 6 game unbeaten run in the league.

Happy New Year All.


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