|1||Nicky Church (0)|
|2||Liam Palmer (0)|
|3||Ben Evans (0)|
|4||Ben Luck (0)|
|5||Lloyd Davies (0)|
|6||Sean Matthews (0)|
|7||Rakesh Patel (0)|
|8||Simon Prangley (0)|
|9||Shane Williamson (0)|
|10||Dale Howarth (0)|
|12||Scott Lanyon (0)|
|13||Owen Llewellyn (0)|
|14||Luke Sallis (0)|
Cwmbran Celtic returned to Cwmaman InstituteFC for this Nathaniel Car Sales Rd 1 cup tie, having come away handsome 7-1 winners in last week’s Welsh Cup clash. But this was another game, and Cwmaman would dearly love to reverse the result.
Celtic made two changes from last week’s line-up, putting Owen Llewellyn & Scott Lanyon on the bench and giving Shane Williamson & new signing Joey Carless a run out.
The game, as last week, started evenly. Although Cwmaman showed that they were not going to lie down this time. But Celtic got on with the job in hand, and on 20 minutes they got the breakthrough when Williamson held off a defender 2 yards from goal, turned quickly and smashed the ball home to give Celtic the lead after 20 minutes. But Cwmaman came back at Celtic when Daniel Trampelli was put through to unleash a bullet of a shot that past Nicky Church in the Celtic goal, but his shot hit the post and rolled along the line which eventually was cleared. More chances fell to both side in the half but Cwmaman could be very pleased with their much improved performance. Celtic reached half time with a goal advantage, but felt there was more hard work in front of them if they were to keep the lead in this match.
The beginning of the second half started well for Celtic when midfielder Sean Matthews hit a shot just outside the box after 50 minutes but Jonathan Truelove in goal pulled off a great save to deny the Celtic player. Again Truelove came to Cwmaman’s rescue, after some neat passing from Patel and Matthews, when he saved well from a Williamson shot on the hour. But Cwmaman were holding their own, and indeed were making life a lot more difficult than last week. Sure enough, Cwmaman seized on a lost ball in midfield leaving striker David Airey to run in on goal. The Cwmaman forward made no mistake with a fine finish giving Church no chance. The home side’s tails were up now as they pressed the Celtic defence. And again they were rewarded when they broke from midfield, sending Airey through the middle. The striker held off the challengers from Celtic to finish confidently to give his side a 2-1 lead. Celtic were now facing an uphill struggle to get back on level terms in this tie. Substitute’s Lanyon & Llewellyn had chances late on in the game, with Llewellyn having a goal disallowed for pushing, but Cwmaman were not to be denied their worthy victory over their Division 2 opponents. They now go on to face Bridgend Town at home in the next round. We wish them well in this competition.
from Cwmaman Institute FC
What a turn around from last week, after a record home defeat at the hands of their second division opponents, Cwmaman run out worthy winners of this League cup game.
Leighton Price, Connor Wickham, Ross Leeke and Dorian Cook came into the team for the unavailable Matthew Cable, Richard Williams, Scott Carson and Ryan Woods.
The game started in the same way as the previous week with Celtic having lots of possession but not the same space. Cwmaman were working hard in closing down their opponents and restricting them any space to work in. Cwmbran were getting frustrated at their lack opportunities, with only long range efforts which was easily dealt with by Truelove.
Haggett was put in on goal but his shot hit the post and rebounded to safety, Airey also had a chance but his effort was into the side netting.
Cwmbran’s goal was a defensive error when the centre forward was allowed to turn at the near post and beat Truelove in the home goal. At half time Cwmaman could feel a little hard done by, their play deserved a lot more than the score line reflected.
With the young players showing maturity Cwmaman took the game to their opponents, Ross Leeke and Connor Wickham were holding their own in midfield and gaps started to appear in the Celtic defence. Cwmaman got back on level terms with a move down the right; it ended with Haggett putting Airey through the middle to beat the keeper from 15 yards.
Within five minutes Cwmaman were in front for the first time and it was Airey who did the damage again. He slotted the ball home from 10 yards beating the advancing keeper.
This was no more than Cwmaman deserved; it took a lot of character to come back from 1-7 reverse of the previous week. Cwmaman thoroughly deserved this victory and progress to the next round where they will play first division Bridgend Town at Canolfan on November 7th.
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