0 vs 1
The Cavs picked up all three points in another tough encounter with Cwrt Rawlin. After last weeks cup game between the two sides, this league tie promised to be another closely fought and entertaining game and it lived up to its expectations.
The game, as expected started in an end to end fashion, both teams trying to stamp their authority on the game and credit to both teams who looked to attack from their off. Rawlin had the first half chance of the game as their striker fired into the side netting from a wide position. As the half went on, the Cavs started to get on top, with Rawlin still dangerous on the counter. Chances soon came for Nelson and Ceri Clingo should have scored when through one on one only like last week was denied by an excellent save from the keeper. Nelson were causing the Rawlin defence all sorted of problems and Dan Lewis and James Radusin had further chances they should have scored. Rawlin put Nelson under pressure from some corners but no clear cut chances were created.
The Cavs would have been disappointed to go into the break level, after beginning to take control and missing some good chances.
Surprisingly, the second half was quite a scrappy affair. Both teams were still looking to attack each other but some solid defending and or poor decisions in the final third saw little chances created. After a few half chances for both teams the Cavs got the decisive goal in excellent fashion, Liam Dellana picked the ball up inside his own half and used his blistering pace to full effect, leaving two or three defenders for dust before putting an inch perfect cross for Hari Davies to fire home.
Dellana caused more problems and it looked like he was taken out late in the box only for a corner to be awarded. Rawlin threw everything to try and get back into the game but The Cavs were defending well as a team, limiting the home side to some dangerous crosses with no clear cut chances created.
Joey Brain should have extended the lead heading wide from a corner and the home side finished the stronger of the two teams, however no clear cut chances were created with the Cavs defending well and Matthew Farr saving excellently with crosses into the box.
Full Time 1-0
A more entertaining game than the score line suggests and two good sides were on show giving everything for the win, another close game but a deserved win for us and a solid team performance.
Man of the match was awarded to Matthew Farr in the Nelson goal, no big saves to make but dealt really well with set pieces, crosses and through balls into the box.
|Date||Time||League||Season||Man of the Match|
|8th February 2020||2:00 pm||Taff Ely Rhymney Valley League - Premier Division||2019-20||Matthew Farr|
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