The Cavs made it two wins from two at home against Bargoed, once again leaving it until the dying minutes to get the winner after a lacklustre first half.
After an early Nelson attack, Bargoed quickly settled into the game and were the more dominant of the two teams. Credit to the visitors who wanted it more and were hungry for every loose ball, they started to play some good football and put the Cavs under pressure without creating too many chances. Nelson were on the whole sloppy in possession, but when they looked settled on the ball got in behind Bargoed on a few occasions but like the visitors didn’t create any chances of note. Bargoed got the opening goal after a long ball caused confusion in the Nelson back line give their striker an empty net to roll the ball home. Although Bargoed were on top for the remainder of the half, they failed to create any more clear cut chances and the half-time score was 1-0.
A few choice words from the management seemed to spur Nelson on as the Cavs came out with a much higher tempo and were much better in position. Similar to the visitors in the first half Nelson failed to create many clear cut chances but as the half went on the chances soon came. Ceri Clingo drew a good save from the Bargoed keeper, Jonny Day missed what seem was like an impossible header and Joey Brain’s header that looked destined for the top corner drew another good save from the visiting keeper. Bargoed were well and truly on the back foot but credit to them they were well organised defensively and made the most of every minute, slowing the game down at every opportunity. The visitors started to give away a number of free kicks and were punished when Kevin Downes’ delivery was well controlled by Clingo who crossed for Ryan Donovan to fire home. This seemed to spark some attacking life into Bargoed who drew a good save from Farr in the Nelson goal. The Cavs, however were still on top and had a few half chances before in the dying minutes Hari Davies latched onto a through ball and slid the ball past the on rushing Bargoed keeper to get the winner, not a bad way to make your competitive debut!
A cliche but a game of two halves, the Cavs the deserving winners on chances created. After a first half to forget, man of the match goes to Hari Davies who has a big impact on the game after coming on just after half time.
|21st September 2019||2:00 pm||Taff Ely Rhymney Valley League - Premier Division||2019-20|
Nelson Cavaliers AFC
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|Matthew Farr||Goalkeeper, Dick of the Day||0||0||0||0||0|