Today’s visitors to the Wern Park were Talbot Green FC for this Premier Division clash, the two sides having met recently with today’s visitors taking all three points,
With team manager Aaron Powell unavailable Rod Powell took over the reigns, assisted by second team manager Peter Jones.
With six first team starters not available Rod had to make wholesale changes with many second team players stepping up for this encounter. The weather was dry with the pitch in good condition and as the game got underway a crowd approaching 40 were in attendance.
The early exchanges went the way of the Cav’s who set up many attacks and from one of these the alert Ryan Donovan was on hand to open the scoring with a well placed shot from five yards.
Nelson continued to force the pace and pressure told when Donovan got his and the Cav’s second after eighteen minutes.
This setback saw Talbot pick-up the pace of the game and they went on the attack taking the game to home side and they got their reward when a corner from the left saw the visitor’s centre forward rise above the home defence to head home. Within minutes the “Talbot” were back on terms the goal again coming after a corner kick.
This completed the scoring on what had been a very competitive football match and the half ended with both teams leaving the field pretty pleased with their first half effort.
Half Time 2-2
During the break Managers Powell and Jones told the players that this game was still anyone’s to win, The players took to the field with this thought in mind and give no quarter in the early stages of the second period with Damian Paget and Mathew Greenaway prominent in the centre of midfield. Chances became few for both sides with both defences nullifying any attacking moves. With the game now at the three-quarter mark the breakthrough came and it went the way of the visitors who got that all important third goal,
Not to be deterred by this set back the Cavs went looking for the equalizer pushing more players forward to put the visitors defence under pressure but they stood solid and with five minutes remaining they sealed the game with a break-away goal.
The game ended with the points going the way of the visitors in what had been truly entertaining encounter played in hard but sporting manner.
Full Time 2-4
There were some stand-out performances for the Cavs notably Ian Dillion and captain Joe Brain and Damian Paget, however the MOM going the way of Mathew Greenaway in midfield who had a excellent ninety minutes.
|2nd March 2019||2:00 pm||Taff Ely Rhymney Valley League - Premier Division||2018-19|
Nelson Cavaliers AFC
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