3 vs 2
The Cavs suffered defeat for the second week running but a much improved performance saw them unlucky to come away from a good Llangeinor outfit with nothing, with the performance deserving of a point.
A once again depleted team got off to a flyer when on the 5th minute Callum Yeo headed home Lewis Lawford’s corner at the near post. This spurred the game to life and it became very much an end to end affair, both teams forcing a number of corners and creating half chances. Nelson’s front 3 of Yeo, debutant Harry Walton and Corey Haines were causing the home defence problems and Walton went close to extending the lead, before Haines was denied a clear penalty after being taken out late in the box, but to everyone’s surprise nothing was awarded. At the other end the home team were looking more and more of a threat but the Cavs were defending well and limited their chances. Llangeinor almost got an equaliser on the stroke of half time when a perfectly hit free-kick struck the post and Matthew Farr saved well from the follow up. 1-0 HT.
The second half started in similar fashion to the first with an early goal, Paul Hatton went to ground in the box but pulled out of the tackle only for the ref to award a penalty to the home side, which was well taken. The Cavs got themselves back in front within minutes when some pressure from Haines forced the keeper to scuff his clearance, giving the alert Dan Falconer the chance to calmly slot home. It looked like Falconer extended the lead minutes later, after he ran through the keeper saved his shot onto the underside of the bar with it bouncing clearly over the line, however the ref didn’t award the goal and play continued. This seemed to knock the stuffing out of Nelson and give the home side a boost and Llangeinor were now the threatening of the more teams. Farr made several good saves whilst at the other end a tired Nelson side struggled to create too much. It was going to take something special to earn the 3 points and that came from a magnificent solo goal from the home striker on the 80 minute mark, after the Cavs struggled to clear their lines he beat two defenders before firing home from the edge of the box. Haines and Falconer went close as Nelson pushed hard for an equaliser but the home side held on to take all 3 points.
A much improved performance from the Cavs and whilst it was the home side who created more chances some key decisions not going our way at crucial times played a big part in us coming away with nothing. A superb effort from a depleted side.
Man of the Match was Matthew Farr who pulled off some excellent saves.
No dick of the day performance didn’t deserve one.
|4th September 2021||2:30 pm||South Wales Alliance League. Division 2||2021-22|
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