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Sat 07
Bridgend Street
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2
League
First Team
C Silcox (43'), T Aylward (51')
Another Defeat on The Road for Town

Another Defeat on The Road for Town

By Gary Thomas
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More Positive Signs but another defeat


Town travelled to Bridgend Street, the current leaders of the division, with high hopes after an improved performance against Goytre FC at home the following week.

On a compact and slightly bouncy pitch it was a good start by the lads as they went close on a number of occasions but all that work was undone when the home side took the lead after 23 minutes following a clash in the box which saw Steven Reeve spill the ball allowing Jeff White to score from close range.

The home side then started to get on top and despite Town's efforts they fell further behind on 41 minutes from a free kick which was controversially scored by Paul Fowler. It seemed there was a lack of clarity from the match official, which in fairness was pretty much the standard throughout, which resulted in a quick free kick being taken whilst Town were setting up the wall. Unfortunately the "can do wrong" official ignored all of Town's appeals and the goal stood.

Town though did get some reward 2 minutes later when Callum Silcox went on a run and after easily beating the defender he slotted home to take the game to a 2-1 half time lead.

Town started the second half with excellent intensity and soon equalised when a free kick from Tyler Aylward found its way through all the players into the far corner of the net.

Town were looking the most likely to go on to win now but were soon behind again when Jeff White was allowed to turn in the box and shoot giving Steven Reeve no chance.

Just two minutes later the referee waved away a penalty appeal by Bridgend Street only to be persuaded by his assistant that it was a penalty even though it looked like clear simulation by the home player. Another decision that was tough to take was made worst when Paul Fowler scored with an unstoppable strike.

By this time nothing was going right for Town and the referee continued to frustrate. A clear stamp on young Joe Lloyd went unpunished and a hand ball in the area was also waved away. Town did go close to getting a third but were inches away at times plus some good defending by the home side.

So another loss on the road but this team is still together and working hard so the luck has to change soon


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Match details

Match date

Sat 07, Sep 2019

Kickoff

14:30

Competition

Divison One

League position

1
Bridgend Street
15
Pontardawe Town